Are you interested in collaborating with composers and musicians?

You can exercise your ear muscles and connect with composers and musicians from around Melbourne, when, with the help of acclaimed musical artists Madeleine Flynn and Tim Humphrey, we present a series of music performances featuring composers and musicians with a particular interest in dance collaborations. These are not dance performances (unless you can't help yourself). This could be your chance to see, hear and talk to composers who are looking for collaborations in dance.

There will be events throughout the year. The first is on Sunday April 20 - see below.

Ignite a collaborative relationship

Out of the series of 4 events, Dancehouse will offer a composer/musician and a choreographer/dancer 1 week in the studio and $1500 to get together in the studio and see if they can ignite a new collaborative relationship.

Even if it's just for a great night out of new music, come along and enjoy the relaxed and social atmosphere, a free beverage and some great music.

Music Event # 1: Sunday April 20, 5pm

Come an enjoy some of Melbourne's leading contemporary music artists in live performance and discussion on the subject of music and dance. Featuring two acclaimed composer/performers working across notation and improvisation:

Eugene Ughetti - percussion
Visit Eugine's MySpace page

Anita Hustas - double bass
Visit Anita's website

Eugene and Anita work across the boundaries of composition and improvisation, and are also leading interpreters of other people's works. Their practice reflects the complexity that engages artists who are both composer, and performer.

Dance artists and audiences of music and dance can look forward to inspired performances and invigorating conversation on the subject of music and dance, on a beautiful Sunday evening in the comfortable and casual surrounds of Dancehouse.

Music Event # 1 is presented as part of EARobics, a project initiated by Dancehouse, which investigates and encourages interactions between music and dance. The project is curated by Madeleine Flynn and Tim Humphrey and will present a series of music events that aim to open up pathways between artists across the art-forms of music and dance through exposure to each others work and processes in the form of performance, discussion, written interviews and reflections, and support to develop new collaborative work.

Through impression, the exercising of the ear muscles and opportunities to meet and talk, EARobics seeks to kick-start new relationships as well as give insights into established collaborations and provide opportunities for both established and budding collaborative practice to develop.

Music Event #1 is about artists who work across both notated and improvised music forms - to open this up to discussion with the dance community and audience as a way of understanding each others processes and practice.

Notation/choreographed and improvisation are forms that cross both music and dance with related generative and interpretive imperatives and engaging tensions as either notated/choreographed or improvised modes come to the fore in live performance.

Dancers and choreographers and dance audiences will enjoy an experience of the complexity of the notated/improvised musical process through the close encounter with a performance from these celebrated artists. This may be a new experience.

Proudly supported by 3MBS 103.5FM Classically Melbourne 3MBS


Where: Dancehouse 150 Princes St Carlton North 3054
When: April 20, 5pm - 6.30pm
Cost: All tickets $10
Bookings: or call 9347 2860