Winter Training Intensive 2010

Teachers Confirmed: Warm up, catch up and dance into winter.

Winter Intensive is a short, sharp burst of all things contemporary. Come to one, two, five or all ten

June 28 Becky Hilton
June 29 Brooke Stamp
June 30 Jo White

July 1 Deanne Butterworth
July 2 Jo Lloyd

July 5 Becky Hilton
July 6 Brooke Stamp

July 7 Jo White
July 8 Deanne Butterworth
July 9 Jo Lloyd

Upstairs Studio

Becky Hilton returns with her contemporary technique class. A simple anatomically based warm up is followed by more complex phrase material, challenging co ordination patterns, exploring habits and tendencies, identifying who we are and what we do in order to take control of our learning experience. There is a particular focus on moving efficiently and easily, fully and clearly.

Rebecca Hilton worked for thirteen years in New York (eight of them in the Stephen Petronio Company) and has performed, choreographed and taught in various capacities in many different countries over several decades. She has contributed to the work of Lucy Guerin, Tere O'Connor, Michael Clark, Mathew Barney and many others. Recently she has been performing in New York with the John Jasperse Company, creating 'GO' a giant community event at Footscray Community Arts Centre, teaching for VCA, Chunky Move and e,x.e.r.c.e 6M1L (Montpellier) and curating the artistic program for Stompin in Launceston.

Brooke Stamp teaches a technique class which aims to emphasize ones connectivity to their individual self, body and practice. Influenced largely by mentor Phillip Adams, her classes explore ideologies of release techniques, with much devotion to the clear and efficient articulating of the body and limbs as they're designed choreographically in space. The class is often filtered with the practice of authentic movement as a place to begin and moves to engage the individual in a holistic investigation of abandon versus organization, (and their mutual exclusivity).

Brooke is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts, who has collaborated and toured with companies and artists including BalletLab, Chunky Move, Dance Works, Chamber Made Opera, God Be in My Mouth Theatre Company, Co Motion Dance Company, Shelly Lasica, Rebecca Hilton, Miguel Gutierrez, Luke George, and also musical outfits TZU, Theatre of Disco and visual artist Ash Keating. In 2005 Brooke Stamp was the recipient of the Skills and Development Grant awarded by the Australia Council for the Arts. Stamp has spent an extensive period of time in New York City, working with and learning from various dance artists including Sara Rudner and Miguel Gutierrez. In 2008 Stamp was nominated for Best Female Dancer at the 2007 Green Room Awards for her work in Brindabella (by Philip Adams and co choreographer Miguel Gutierrez). She will join the company again in 2008 for the MIRACLE project, by Adams, with Rebecca Hilton and New York's John Jasperse. Brooke has also recently completed a collections of dance writings for the 'Things that Dance' program for the 2008 Next Wave Festival.

Jo White's  class will start very simply allowing time for the exploration and connection to fundamental support structures of the body, both in stillness and movement. We can use this information not only as a platform for more efficient movement pathways, but also as a foundation to explore the elusive nature of balance as a constantly shifting, evolving state. The class will build to a point where the above ideas are explored within the context of increasingly complicated phrase material.

Normal.dotm 0 0 1 100 572 Dancehouse 4 1 702 12.0 0 false 18 pt 18 pt 0 0 false false false Jo was a member of the Hamburg Ballet for several years and performed in all productions in Hamburg and abroad. Over the last 9 years she has been a part of Balletlab, performing and touring with the company. Jo has also worked with several other companies and independent artists in Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide and Tokyo. Most recently she was involved in the first stage development of Balletlab's new project Avairy and performed with Phillip Adams in the 24hrs project. Over the last 10 years she has been investigating and sharing body alignment and movement principles through the disciplines of pilates, yoga and dance. She is currently teaching at The Victorian College of the Arts.

The class with Deanne Butterworth will allow for the expression of the individual whilst attempting new movement pathways. Focusing on the miniature and then the expansive we will try to understand how we make sense of things that happen in our bodies.

Deanne Butterworth has been working in contemporary dance over a fifteen year period, and is currently undertaking the Housemate residency at Dancehouse. She has been a long standing performer in the work of Shelley Lasica, (1996-now); has performed with Danceworks Company; performed in the work of Jo Lloyd as well as collaborating with her and has created a number of solo works. Her current interest lies in using sound to generate movement material and as a way of increasing an individuals' awareness of particular habits.

Jo Lloyd - This class will give you the opportunity to focus on preparing your system for moving. It will include simple warming exercises followed by a detailed choreographed phrase. If you are keen to explore your your own movement tendencies while working with a set sequence, come along for a dance!

Jo Lloyd recently performed in Shelley Lasica's work Vianne and presented Apparently That's What Happened at The Meat Market and Melbourne Spawned a Monster in Dance Massive at Dancehouse. Jo has been performing, choreographing and teaching throughout Australia and overseas since graduating from the VCA in 1995. Jo has performed in the works of Shelley Lasica, Chunky Move, Sandra Parker, Prue Lang, David Rosetzky, and Frances d'Ath.


Where: Dancehouse, 150 Princes St. Carlton North 3054 - Upstairs Studio
Dates:  June 28 - July 9  (Monday to Friday Only)
Time:   10.00 am - 11.30 am
Costs:  10 classes block $140 full  $120 conc  $100 members
              5 Classes
block  $75 full   $65 conc    $55 members
           & Casual classes  $16 full  $14 conc   $12 members.

You can book for one, five or ten sessions simply contact, Brett Houghton or Tel: 03 9347 2860.

Please note: Full payment is required by the first class. Refunds only available if your place in the class is filled.