Dancehouse

ROTARY YOUTH ARTS PROJECT: DANCING THROUGH SHADOW AND LIGHT

DANCEHOUSE in partnership with CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY and COLLINGWOOD COLLEGE.

Supported by the Rotary Clubs of Richmond and Collingwood.

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Now in its 14th year, the Rotary Youth Arts Program, delivered by Dancehouse and CCP, offers free, empowering, hands-on arts experiences for young people, teaching life skills such as team work, creativity and confidence. This year, Dancehouse invited James Welsby assisted by James Andrews to lead the dance with the photography workshops being led by Alexander Moffatt.

RYAP is a Dancehouse Community Outreach Project, supported by the the Rotary Club of Richmond and in partnership with the Centre for Contemporary Photography.
 
DANCING THROUGH SHADOW AND LIGHT explores the difference in how we present ourselves publicly and privately. Through group choreography and an exploration of shadows, projections, and photography the show asks: How do we change when we connect with different people? Are our internal and external selves at odds, or are they more connected then they seem? How much can a shadow conceal or reveal about our identities? The students have had the opportunity to try a variety of dance styles through this program, and have worked on this performance as the outcome of the 10 week workshop.
 

Date: 20 September
Times: 6:30pm
Where: Fitzroy Town Hall, 201 Napier St. Fitzroy
Cost: FREE (bookings essential)

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James Welsby is a performer, choreographer and producer with a decade of professional experience in contemporary dance and cabaret. He graduated from the VCA School of Dance in 2007 and in 2008 founded Phantom Limbs (winner "Best Dance" Melbourne Fringe 2013 and "Melbourne Festival Discovery Award"). He has performed for numerous companies (BRIEFS, Finucane and Smith, Buzz Dance Theatre, Opera Australia) and independent choreographers (Luke George, Nat Cursio, Martin Del Amo). James has choreographed for Club Swizzle, Sisters Grimm, Zoe Coombs Marr, and Lucy Guerin Inc (Pieces for Small Spaces), and has created several full-length shows under his own name. James has taught at Chunky Move, VCA, Dancehouse, and many more. 

James Andrews is an Australian dancer and dance maker working in the realms of experimental contemporary dance as well as the underground club landscape. Alongside his dance practice he maintains a broader practice spanning sound, costume and visual design. Since graduating from the VCA he has worked with a range of artists and companies including Lee Serle, Antony Hamilton, CHUNKY MOVE, Supple Fox, MONA, YUMMY, Ghost Pictures, Exit Films, ACCA, James Welsby, and Strut & Fret.