Spring Training Intensive 2010

Upstairs Studio

Teachers Confirmed:
James Welsby, Deanne Butterworth, Rebecca Hilton, Jo Lloyd, Phillip Adams.

  • Mon 20  Deanne Butterworth
    Tues 21  Phillip Adams
    Wed 22  Jo Lloyd
    Thu 23   Phillip Adams
    Fri 24    James Welsby

  • Mon 27  Deanne Butterworth
    Tues 28  Deanne Butterworth
    Wed 29  Jo Lloyd
    Thu 30   Rebecca Hilton
    Fri 1      James Welsby

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 sixteen year period. She recently created TWINSHIPS, the result of a six month 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.

Phillip Adams - this class involves a structured warm up that leads to a technically demanding phrase. Emphasis is on clarity and precision whilst moving through states of highly complex material yet remaining released in the moment.

Phillip Adams has created some of Australia's most provocative and sensational choreography. As Artistic Director of BalletLab, Phillip has developed a reputation for creating contemporary dance works that encompass a diversity of artistic forms and new media. Having spent a decade performing and working in New York, Adams returned to Australia in 1997 and established the groundbreaking company BalletLab. Phillip has been commissioned by several leading national and international dance and theatre companies including The Australian Ballet, Chunky Move, Back to Back Theatre, Guongdong Modern Dance Company (China), Dance Works Rotterdam (Nederlands), City Contemporary Dance Company (Hong Kong), among many others. Phillip is regularly in demand as an educator, both in Melbourne and internationally. His works are regularly remounted across tertiary institutions in Australia, ensuring his influence amongst the next generation of Australian contemporary dancers.

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 own movement tendencies while working with a set sequence, come along for a dance!

Jo Lloyd recently performed in Shelley Lasica's works Full Colour and Vianne and curated 24 Hours at Dancehouse. In 2008 Jo presented Apparently That's What Happened at The Meat Market and Melbourne Spawned a Monster in Dance Massive 2009 at Dancehouse. Jo has been performing, choreographing and teaching throughout Australia and overseas since graduating from the VCA in 1995. She has performed in the works of Shelley Lasica, Chunky Move, Sandra Parker, Prue Lang, David Rosetzky and Frances d'Ath. Jo is currently creating a new work.

Rebecca Hilton returns with her contemporary technique class. A simple warm up, utilising principles of functional anatomy is followed by some more complex choreographed material. This class experience is designed to challenge habitual patterns and explore idiosyncrasies, 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, fully and clearly.

Becky Hilton is a Melbourne based dancer, teacher, choreographer and community artist. She has performed in and contributed to the work of many international dance artists including Russell Dumas, Stephen Petronio, Tere O'Connor, DD Dorvillier, Jennifer Monson, John Jasperse, Michael Clark, Mathew Barney and Lucy Guerin. She has taught in schools, at festivals and for companies all over the world and created work in a variety of contexts, from small contemporary dance companies to large-scale community events. In the past year she has curated the 09/10 program for Stompin (Tasmania), facilitated Danza Para Todos for a multi generational cast of 100 Rosarinos (Argentina), toured to New York, Austria and Russia with the collaborative performance work Becky, Jodi and John and started work on HELLO, a long distance dance collaboration with six young and regional Mexican performers to be presented in the 2011 Mexico Festival. Becky is the recipient of a 2010/11 Fellowship from the Dance Board of the Australia Council for the Arts.

James Welsbys' class will challenge your entire physicality through off balance, upper body, and floor work, whilst exploring differing states of performance. Inspired by the intricacy of New York choreographer Jonah Bokaer, the musicality of Hofesh Shechter, and the panache of Michael Jackson, this class is sure to engage its participants with a unique experience.

James Welsby is a young Australian dance and media artist. He is a 2007 graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts - School of Dance. He is a current member of Buzz Dance Theatre in Perth, having recently performed in Behind The Veneer, Stop! Don't Blink, The 2010 Australian Dance Awards, and Big Stretch; a performance tour to regional and remote communities in Western Australia. James has also developed work and performed with BalletLab, Redspan Dance Company, and Cadi McCarthy and Company. He is co-director of Phantom Limbs, which has recently been commissioned by Next Wave Art Festival for Private Dances, had a performance season of The Memory Progressive at fortyfivedownstairs, and commissioned Luke George to make a new work on the group. James' video works have been screened at the 23rd Singapore International Film Festival and 2010 ReelDance Film Festival (Top 10 Finalist and Winner of ReelDance "Encouragement Award 2010" - Saint Sebastian).


Where: Dancehouse, 150 Princes St. Carlton North 3054 - Upstairs Studio
Dates:  September 20 - October 1  (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.