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Winter Workshops #1 — Masterclasses

Shelley Lasica & Stephanie Lake

'Solos for Other People' (2018), Shelley Lasica. Photo by Gregory Lorenzutti.
26—27 June 2021

Upstairs Studio, Dancehouse


Single Session
Members/Concession/Unwaged: $75
Full Price: $100

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Saturday 26 June, 9:30—4:30pm | Stephanie Lake

This workshop with Stephanie Lake will include a physical warm-up and a series of tasks, improvisations and choreographic stimulations that will introduce participants to the ways in which Stephanie develops her works in collaboration with dancers. Across the day there will be creation, observation, games, discussion and sharing.

Sunday 27 June, 9:30—4:30pm | Shelley Lasica

Shelley Lasica offers a workshop considering the context of choreography — the site and type of place and space — both historically and within one’s own practice; articulating the possibilities as you think about developing a work.

Your safety is our priority

We take your safety seriously and have put in place the following COVID safety measures to ensure you are able to feel free and have fun whilst dancing. 

  • The capacity of each session is to ensure social distancing and to comply with the government directions (please note: we will continue to adhere to government restrictions, and will notify you directly if this affects this program)
  • You are encouraged to bring your own water bottle 
  • Markers and any other equipment will be thoroughly cleaned with disinfectant between each session
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Stephanie Lake is a multi award-winning Australian choreographer, dancer and director of Stephanie Lake Company. Her major works included Colossus, Replica, Pile of Bones, Double Blind, DUAL, A Small Prometheus, AORTA and Mix Tape. Her works have been performed across Australia and New Zealand and have toured internationally to Theatre National de Chaillot (Paris), Theater im Pfalzbau (Germany), Dublin Dance Festival, Tramway (Glasgow), M1 Contact Festival (Singapore), Aarhus Festival (Denmark), Beijing Dance, Theatre de la Ville (Luxembourg), Concertgebouw Brugge (Belgium) and Hong Kong Arts Festival among others. In 2013 Stephanie was appointed inaugural Resident Director of Lucy Guerin Inc, which included working as Guerin’s choreographic assistant at Lyon Opera Ballet. Stephanie received a prestigious Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship in the same year and the Dame Peggy Van Praagh Choreographic Fellowship in 2012. She was the recipient of the Australia Council Fellowship for Dance 2018-2019. Stephanie has created many works for Chunky Move, Sydney Dance Company, Queensland Ballet, Dancenorth, New Zealand Dance Company, Tasdance, Expressions Dance Company, Beijing Dance/LDTX, Stompin, Frontier Danceland (Singapore), Sydney Symphony and the Victorian College of the Arts. She collaborates across theatre, film and TV, visual art and music video and has directed several large-scale public works involving over 1500 participants including Multiply in 2020. Stephanie sits on the Victorian College of the Arts Advisory Board, is the Patron of Moves Festival, Hobart and Ambassador for Stompin youth dance company. Her performance career spans twenty years, touring and dancing extensively with Chunky Move, Lucy Guerin Inc and Phillip Adams’ BalletLab.

Shelley Lasica has pushed the confines of dance, choreography and performance for more than 30 years. Her practice is defined by an enduring interest in the context and situations of presenting choreography. Throughout her career, she has been making solo performances that function as a means and a reason for showing work. This practice provides the basis for generating ensemble works that question the collaborative and interdisciplinary possibilities of choreography. She regularly collaborates with visual artists, including Tony Clark, Helen Grogan, Anne Marie May, Callum Morton, and Kathy Temin, in order to create dialogues between different modes and means of presentation. Lasica’s choreographic works have been shown nationally and internationally within both visual art and theatre contexts, including: Melbourne Festival; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Chunky Move, Melbourne; Artspace, Sydney; Centre Nationale de la Danse, Paris; Siobhan Davies Studios, London; Dance Massive, Melbourne; Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne; Murray White Room, Melbourne; and Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne.

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