LIVEWORKS WORKSHOPS

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Get hands-on with the artists, educators and collaborators of Liveworks in this series of intimate and interactive classes designed by-artists-for-artists. You’ll learn theoretical and practical skills to apply to your own work, and meet a host of other like-minded makers. Expand your mind, stretch your muscles and try something new!

  • SoftMachine: Choreographic Workshop

    Saturday 29 October, 12pm – 2pm

    This workshop provides a practical and theoretical introduction to the collaborative practice of XiaoKe x ZiHan (SoftMachine). Hailing from mainland China their work explores the body in its extremes, reflecting on the social and political context of a centrally planned economy. Working between disciplines and often in public space, XiaoKe and ZiHan will provide strategies for collaboratively devising socially engaged works.

    This workshop is co-presented by Critical Path and will be held at The Drill Hall.

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  • Accessibility for Artists

    Sunday 30 October, 11am – 1pm

    How can we make art and performance more accessible for those with diverse needs? This workshop is designed for artists looking to incorporate accessibility strategies and diverse audiences into their projects – before, during and after development. Focusing on simple approaches to create more inclusive creative works this practical seminar will help artists to bring their practice to wider audiences and consider individuals with diverse needs within the creative process.

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  • Mish Grigor: Likeably Unlikeable

    Sunday 30 October, 1pm – 4pm

    A devising workshop investigating the challenges of connecting audiences with difficult protagonists and tackling taboo through theatre. Designed for performance students or emerging practitioners Mish Grigor will unpack strategies for unleashing your curmudgeons, narcissists and killjoys while still keeping the audience on side. Join us for this practical devising workshop where the goal is to create enemies and annoy people.

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  • Ross Manning: Optical Sound Workshop

    Friday 4 November, 6pm – 8pm
    Join Ross Manning for a hands-on workshop where you’ll learn how to turn light into sound. Manning will guide participants through building their own light-sensitive instruments and instruct them to create electronic compositions with their new devices. An electronics tinkerer and master of repurposing everyday materials, Manning will get you seeing the artistic potential in all sorts of household items. All materials are provided, and no special skills are required – we welcome the sonically and electronically curious.

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  • Sounding Dance

    James Brown and Kristina Chan

    Saturday 5 November, 10am – 1pm

    The relationship between dance and music is complex, connected and interlayered. Creating music for dance, or dance for music can challenge and expand both forms of practice to generate exciting new performance. In this practical workshop James Brown and Kristina Chan will introduce you to their ongoing shared practice and facilitate a ‘speed date’ between eager dancers and musicians looking to collaborate. Taking participants through impulse driven improvisation processes they will create new works from scratch and launch straight in to the making process – perfect for dancers or performers who want to share their work.

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  • Writing for Experimental Art, co-presented with Runway

    Saturday 5 November, 12pm – 4pm

    Experimental, interdisciplinary and emergent practices offer unique challenges to writers and critics. Treading ever-shifting ground between forms, this intransigence can make for thorny subject matter, even for the most intrepid critic. This workshop, facilitated by curator and writer Bec Dean, will guide you through writing exercises and give you tools to create pithy, informative and original texts that celebrate multidisciplinary practice and expand your skills in writing between forms.

     

    In addition to focused mentoring by experienced practitioners, participation in the workshop will include a ticket to a Liveworks show of your choice, which will provide the experimental fodder to generate a new text. The program will also include an introduction to Liveworks and ongoing editorial support from Performance Space and Runway Australian Experimental Art, with potential publication on Runway’s online ‘Conversations’ platform.

     

    Participation will be via application in September, please register your interest.

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