Dance Integrated Australia’s Philip Channells is one of sixteen NSW-based artists who were recently successful in receiving Arts NSW Artist Support Program funding to undertake activities such as international art exhibitions, residencies, music festivals and theatre projects, secondment and mentoring programs.
This funding will provide Philip an opportunity to attend the World Dance Alliance Singapore conference, ‘Asia-Pacific Dance Bridge 2015: Connectivity through Dance’ (WDAS 2015) from 16 – 18 October 2015.
At the WDAS 2015, Philip will contribute to the Symposium section of the conference with a Performative Presentation titled, PERFECT (im)PERFECTIONS – creating dance art with performers from diverse background. This presentation features the creative process and outcome of a 2014 international collaboration between DansiT – Senter for Dansekunst i Sør-Trøndelag and Den Kulturelle Skolesekken (NOR) and Dance Integrated Australia.
Adding to the WDAS 2015 program, Channells is leading one of four workshops on offer. His masterclass titled, The P(im)P Project – sharing disability-inclusive dance process is an action packed workshop that introduces participants to the universality in engaging and collaborating with people with different life experience.
The Artist Support Program will boost the profile of NSW as a global leader in the arts and the recipients announced today will be cultural ambassadors on the world stage. Deputy Premier and Minister for the Arts, Troy Grant
This film is a trailer of PERFECT (im)PERFECTIONS – stories untold directed by Dance Integrated Australia’s Creative Director, Philip Channells. The work features 20 performers across different generations (ages 23 – 80) with different physicality and dance experience.
Photo: Arne hauge