This free dance workshop is an opportunity for young men and boys to experience dance, to explore their potential interest in dance (even if unknown beforehand) and to interact with professional dance artists and other workshop participants.
The workshops will be led by professional Dance Artists Holly Durrant and Kyall Shanks in a fun and inspiring dance-theatre experience for all-comers. No experience is necessary.
For those participants who wish to further their individual experience after the workshops, they can audition to become part of the Young Ensemble as a part of the professional cast (from the UK and Australia), creating a company of approximately 30 young men and boys for the production of Lord of the Flies presented by Arts Centre Melbourne at the State Theatre in April 2017.
‘I’ve always thought that dance was what girls do, and it’s all really feminine, but as soon as LOTF came up it changed my mind… it can be masculine as well’ UK LOTF workshop participant.
Led by the 2016 Creative Collective a small team of young people have come together to create ‘I Am’, a journey through a fictional mind.
You will be travelling the mind of Esther Greenwood – a troubled and complex character created by Sylvia Plath. Our writers have combined elements of Plath’s life itself, her poetry and her iconic novel “The Bell Jar” to create this fascinating and unnerving piece of theatre.
Their writing is brought to life through collaboration with talented actors and visual artists.
JOLT is a 24 hour arts competition. Young artists of all mediums would respond to a stimulus that is released by Courthouse Youth Arts, and produce new works in only 24 hours. JOLT offers an opportunity to contribute to the thriving Geelong Art scene and showcase fresh ideas. The stimulus for JOLT 2015 was “Keepsake”.
After completing her undergraduate degree in Dance at Deakin University with Distinction in 2010, Amber went on to study her Honours in Contemporary Dance at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts as part of LINK Dance Company. With LINK she danced in arts festivals in Europe and performed across Australia. In 2015 she co-created and performed in an original dance work Into The Maze for the Melbourne Fringe Festival. Amber has also been teaching dance at Stage School Australia in Melbourne since 2012 and Colac School of Dance for over ten years. Having recently completed her Masters of Arts at RMIT with Distinction, Amber is taking the next step to work with artistic institutions with an interest to broaden the reach of dance across regional Victoria.