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Dance Lab 2016

Dance Lab 2016 A dance theatre intensive which introduces dancers, choreographers and movement based artists to the methods, techniques and training used by Blink to create material for performance. Selected participants will meet weekly for a 90 minute contemporary dance session led by Artistic Director, Lyndel Quick. Participants will gain insight into professional contemporary dance techniques such as floor-work and release techniques, repertoire from recent performances as well as exploring creative processes when developing new work. Dance Lab is an […]

Guest Blog Post: Ellipsis

We are very excited to be working with a broad team of multidisciplinary artists for Soft Landing. One such group is Ellipsis, comprised of talented trio – Karen Gee, Felicity Steel and Susan Kennedy. Below, Karen shares with us a bit about their process, training and previous work together. Ellipsis Many years ago I was a student of (and later, teaching assistant to) Leisa Shelton, learning the intricate and disciplined art of corporeal mime as created and codified by Etienne Decroux. For […]

Drawing Dance

The Wintergarden in Geelong is a beautifully restored, historic bluestone building and home to numerous businesses including the studio of talented local Artist Jill Shalless. Blink Dance Theatre was fortunate to have Jill as Artist in Residence during the creative development of last years premiere performance The Red Tree. Working quickly, Jill sketched in charcoal and pencil capturing the dancer’s movements during rehearsal. Later in her own studio, Jill developed some images further including this one (above) featuring performer Elise Wilkinson. Elise loved […]

Do Not Wait

There is a large pile of books beside my bed that could seriously be mistaken for a bedside table. Yep, someone went on a spending spree after discovering The Book Depository. I have just finished reading, A Director Prepares written by Anne Bogart. It includes 7 essays on Art and Theatre with chapters on Memory, Violence, Eroticism, Terror, Stereotype, Embarrassment and Resistance. Anne talks candidly about what drives her, providing insight into the commonalties of the artistic process and the […]