Learning Curve Showing

Learning Curve  is a Dancehouse mentoring program that matches dancers with established artists in a concentrated and intimate studio experience.

The dancers: Sarah Aiken, Alice Dixon, Shannon Ellis, Yahna Fookes, Emiline Forster, Leeke Griffin, Lenka Hughes, Rebecca Jensen, Melissa Jones, Gemma Laing, Laura Levitus, Sara-Kate Oldfield, Gulsen Ozer, Tamara Searle and Tinuviel Walker have spent the past two weeks working with Choreographer Sandra Parker in a workshop called Inhabiting the phrase - Learning Curve VI.

The aim of this workshop is to offer processes to develop a deeper and richer engagement with set choreographic material. Over the course of the two-week workshop Sandra Parker will work through a process of creating phrase material then using that material as the basis to challenge performance habits and preferences.

In the first part, participants explore the body as a complex mass of micro intensities, working to deepen engagement with bodily sensation. By "scanning" the body for inner-felt intensities and sensations, they will develop movement through amplifying sensation to create phrase material. In the second part of the workshop they will rework and prise apart the material, to develop an active and articulate engagement in performance, expanding our resources for emphasis, intention and dynamic expression in performance.

Bio - Sandra Parker

Sandra Parker is a Melbourne based choreographer and director. Her work has been presented in Australia and in Germany, France, Portugal, the US and China. Recent projects include the presentation of 'The View From Here' at Joyce Soho New York, the creation of 'Playhouse' for Guandong Modern Dance Company, Guangzhou China and 'Out of Light', presented in March 2009 at Gasworks Theatre, Melbourne. Sandra's work details the subtlety of human movement in intricate and minute detail, in multi-disciplinary collaborations with artists in visual design (projection and lighting) and in sound.

Dates: April 24

Time: 5pm

Cost: No charge

Bookings not available simply be at the theatre by 4.45pm on the 24th.