Returning as one of the key collaborators at The Corner Dance Lab in 2015 is Sydney-based artist, Lee-Anne Litton. This 8-day dance / theatre / performance event is being held at Jasper Corner between Friday 16 – Saturday 24 January 2015.
Situated on the NSW North Coast / Northern Rivers region just 30 minutes inland from Byron Bay in the historic Federal village, The Corner Dance Lab is a consolidated week of working with 9 renowned teachers sharing daily routines, practice, ideas and experiments with emerging and established dancers and choreographers.
Lee-Anne joins some of Australia’s leading artists working across dance, theatre, music and multi-media arts including Phil Blackman, Philip Channells, Hsin-Ju Chiu (Raw), Ben Ely, Kate Harman, Kimberley McIntyre, Kellie O’Dempsey, Timothy Ohl and Gavin Webber.
An inclusive event now in it’s second year, The Corner Dance Lab is suitable for anyone interested in working with people with different life experience. Hurry!!! There are just a few places left.
I am delighted to return to Jasper Corner, in the stunning Federal village to be involved in The Corner Dance Lab 2015. The 2014 Lab was a splendid experience that offered a platform to bring together a creative bunch of people with different life experience, who shared a week of play and fun though dance classes and lunch time conversations. I hope to see some old faces from last year and am looking forward to all the new friends to be made. See you there! Lee-Anne Litton
The Federal School of Arts’ venue, Jasper Corner is accessible for people with mobility impairment and there will be Auslan interpreters available throughout the week.
Anyone interested in participating in The Corner Dance Lab should email the Project Manager, Sean Campbell <firstname.lastname@example.org> to request an Expression of Interest form.
NB: Expressions of Interest close on Monday 22 December 2014, so get in quick to avoid missing out.
Lee-Anne Litton is a Sydney-based performing artist and maker originally from Perth, Western Australia.
Lee-Anne spent her childhood training and competing in rhythmic gymnastics, as a young adult she developed her skills in contemporary dance, acrobatics and aerial techniques. She has extensive aerial training specializing in elastic rope and harness work along with other static aerial apparatuses. She has a strong investigation and passion for Contact Improvisation, which informs her work both on the ground and in the air.
Lee-Anne has worked nationally and internationally with Australian physical theatre companies, including her own, Strings Attached. She has been a Stalker company member since 2009 collaborating in the development and presentation of David Clarkson’s works Encoded and Pixel Mountain, which she has performed around the globe.
Lee-Anne’s curiosity for integrated dance has been developing since collaborating with New Zealand’s integrated dance company, Touch Compass Dance Co., through a shared investigation in Contact Improvisation and elastic rope. In 2014 she worked with Dance Integrated Australia as a teacher at The Corner Dance Lab in Federal and as Co-facilitator and Solo group leader at the Beyond Technique Residency #2 at Bundanon Trust’s Riversdale property. She also mentored Chanel Leaudais in her choreographic research, “exploring biomechanics and gravity in an integrated dance setting”, which was part of a DirtyFeet Choreographic Lab.
Photo: Alejandro Rolandi
The Corner Dance Lab was made possible by the Australian Government’s regional arts program, the Regional Arts Fund, which gives all Australians, wherever they live, better access to opportunities to practice and experience the arts.