EARobics Music Event #2

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 EARobics was held Sunday April 20 and the second will be held June 25 (see below) other dates to be confirmed.

Music Event # 2: Wednesday June 25 @ 7.30 pm

Our exploration into music and dance continues this month with an excellent line up of artists willing to show and talk about their work and the intriguing and important relationship between dance and music.

This time we take a look at the elements by breaking them down into their simplest forms.

  • Music without Dance
  • Dance without Music and
  • Dance and Music collaboration

For the first part, we are lucky to have another great musical trio in the form of Caerwen Martin (cello player from Silo String Quartet), with Tristam Williams (MSO trumpet) and Phil Collings (drummer).

Rosalind Crisp, visiting from Paris, will present a dance without music before Ros Warby and Helen Mountford present a short excerpt of their work, which presents one of the most respected examples of a working collaborative relationship between music and dance.

Music Event #2 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.

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 and some great music.

Proudly supported by 3MBS 103.5FM Classically Melbourne


Where: Dancehouse 150 Princes St Carlton North 3054
When: June 25, 7.30pm
Cost: All tickets $10
Bookings: or call 9347 2860