Welcome to Dancehouse,
Dancehouse is the centre for independent dance in Melbourne. Through its programs of residencies, performance, training and research, Dancehouse is a space for developing challenging, invigorating, and socially engaged moving art. Dancehouse is a genuine tool for the dance-maker, a catalyst for developing new audiences and a facilitator of meaningful alliances and mobility schemes, in Australia and internationally.
WHAT IF NOW IS?
"What if dance is how I practice my relationship with my whole
body at once in relationship to the space where I am dancing
in relationship to each passing moment in relationship to my audience? [...]
What if my choice to surrender the pattern, and it is just a pattern, of facing a single direction or fixing on a singularly coherent idea, feeling, or object when I am dancing, is a way of remembering
to see where I am in order to surrender where I am?
What if how I see while I am dancing is a means by which movement arises without looking for it?"
These are three of Deborah Hay's 'four questions for the dancer' in the No Time To Fly score. It is also an extremely profound reflection of space, time and the body, seen as unfixed, liberated from limiting boundaries set by the practice of seeing. We are enormously privileged to have Deborah Hay lead the Learning Curve program in 2014. Her indefatigable quest to change the patterns of how dance is thought or perceived has remained vivid and inspiring for so many generations of choreographers and performers. Deborah will share some of her explorations in the performed lecture a continuity of discontinuity on 7 March. It is a unique rare opportunity to meet this seminal icon of dance today so if you haven't got your tickets yet, book soon!
There are two other exceptional artists at Dancehouse in March – visiting philosopher and dance thinker, Berlin-based Bojana Kunst, with a workshop for those who are concerned with dramaturgical aspects of the choreographed movement; and the unique Russell Dumas' LOVE IS BLIND, who takes a plunge into Shubert's immortal song cycles to re-iterate how all that we hear has effect and affect on how we see.
-- Angela and the Dancehouse team