Beyond Technique Residency #2

Beyond Technique Residency 2013 showing

Expressions of Interest are now being sought from Australian and international dance artists wishing to attend the second annual Beyond Technique Residency facilitated by Philip Channells / Dance Integrated Australia. This week-long disability-inclusive dance residency will take place at the Boyd Education Centre from Monday 30 June – Friday 4 July 2014.

Set on Bundanon Trust’s magnificent Riversdale property overlooking the Shoalhaven River just 2 1/2 hours south of Sydney, the Beyond Technique Residency #2 will provide up to 26 artists with and without disability an opportunity to work intensively alongside some of Australia’s most respected dance practitioners including Ambassador to Bundanon’s Artist in Residency program, Philip Channells (creative director), Lee-Anne Litton (Strings Attached) and filmmaker Tim Standing (Daylight Breaks).

The Boyd Education Centre (BEC) was designed by internationally celebrated Australian architect Glenn Murcutt in association with Reg Lark and Wendy Lewin. This building is the hub of the Bundanon Trust’s Education Programs and provides the central location for the Beyond Technique Residency #2.

This 5-day program focuses on developing solo and ensemble practice which will include:

  • daily Pilates & yoga-inspired practice
  • research and development of new creative ideas for dance / dance on screen
  • developing solo and ensemble work inspired by the natural surrounds
  • discourse on disability-inclusive and contemporary dance practice
  • contact / improvisation jams
  • dance films / dance on screen.

A showing of the solo and ensemble works created at Riversdale during the week will be open to the public on the final afternoon/evening of the residency. Dance Integrated Australia and Daylight Breaks will document this week with film and photography.

When: Monday 30 June – Friday 4 July 2014 (5 days & 5 nights inclusive).

Where: Bundanon Trust’s Riversdale property on the NSW South Coast (near Nowra) at the Boyd Education Centre, 170 Riversdale Road, West Cambewarra NSW 2540.

For more information about the Boyd Education Centre, go to the Bundanon link.


Early Bird – fully inclusive:  AU$950 (waged or funded) / AU$850 (conc.)

General – fully inclusive:     AU$1050 (waged or funded) / AU$950 (conc.)

A payment plan is available.

NB: The fully-inclusive package includes participant’s fees, shared accommodation with another resident dancer and all meals for the entire residency period. 3 meals a day will be provided and dietary requirements and access needs can be discussed at the point of registering an Expression of Interest.

I’m very excited to once again be a part of the Beyond Technique Residency. The 2013 residency was such a creatively rich and inspiring time, I really look forward to experiencing what the five days at beautiful Bundanon will produce this year. Elizabeth Ryan

Getting there:

Flights can be arranged to Sydney International and Domestic Airports.
Travel itinerary and other information will be collected from you at the point at which a place has been offered. Participants can arrange to be met at the airport and supported to take ground transport (train) to Bomaderry.

• Ground Transport

Train – Sydney International/Domestic Airport to Bomaderry – AU$41.40 RTN (estimate)

Taxi – Bomadarry to Bundanon Trust’s Riversdale property – AU$120 (estimate)

Hire Car – all major hire car companies can be found at the airport. Some services are also available from Nowra. NB: Riversdale is a remote property 30 mins from Norwa.

• Excursion: Whale Watching at Jervis Bay – AU$75

This is an optional excursion and is a highly recommended half day outing for interstate and international guests.


Expressions of Interest open Wednesday 22 January and close Monday 2 June 2014. To take advantage of the early bird discount, email your E.O.I. by Friday 14 March. Book your place now to avoid missing out on this fantastic opportunity to connect with artists from around the globe.

To discuss the residency or request an E.O.I. form, please contact Philip Channells on +61 432 073 304 or email You can also email the Project Manager, Sean Campbell on

Photo: Chris Jallard / Red Berry Photography

Dancers L – R: Alys Hill, Shuling Wong, Ali Phillips, Zac Mifsud, Sam Leahy, Zarah Smith, Alex Cerullo and Chanel Leaudais.