Salamanca Moves


One of the Movers in Residence for the inaugural Salamanca Moves Festival in Hobart is Philip Channells, Creative Director of Dance Integrated Australia. This new contemporary dance festival for Tasmania is conceived and produced by Salamanca Arts Centre and runs from 20 September – 1 October 2016 at the Salamanca Precinct and other Hobart venues.

Under the artistic direction of Kelly Drummond Cawthon, the Festival delivers an ambitious and extensive program of free and ticketed dance performances, including the creation of new works and critically acclaimed productions.

Dancers of all levels are invited to experiment and get physical through a series of development dance workshops and performance opportunities led by national and international contemporary dance makers.

Contemporary dance really is suitable for any BODY and every BODY. It’s an expression of who we are and what moves us and it’s that philosophy that underpins the whole Festival. Kelly Drummond Cawthon

The 2016 ‘Movers in Residence’ include: Cari Ann Shim Sham (USA), Liesel Zink (QLD), Lz Dunn (VIC), Melinda Smith + Dianne Reid (VIC), Neta Pulvermacher (Israel), Philip Channells (NSW), Sannamaria Kuula (Finland), Ana Degues (Portugal), Liz Aggiss (UK), Julie-Anne Long (NSW), James Batchelor (VIC), Ina Sladic (Croatia)

The Festival Dance Companies include: Dancenorth, Drill Performance, [in]visible Practice, MADE, Tasdance, Tasmanian Youth Classical Ballet Company, Second Echo Ensemble & Stompin.

Philip Channells will lead the Creative Intensive, Beyond Technique with Choreographic / Workshop Assistant, Bec Jones. This 4-day project is scheduled from Friday 23 to Monday 26 September. It is designed to attract emerging & established artists and participants from diverse background & life experience to participate in a performance devising project, which will be part of the Festival’s In the Making program 6 – 7:30pm on Monday 26 September.

For more details of this project, see the schedule below.

Beyond Technique Schedule

Rehearsal 1: 5:30 – 7:30pm Friday 23 September

Rehearsal 2: 11am – 4pm Saturday 24 September

Rehearsal 3: 11am – 4pm Sunday 25 September

Rehearsal 4: 1:30pm – 4pm Monday 26 September

Tech Rehearsal 4 – 5pm Monday 26 September (cast call 5:30pm)

In the Making performance: 6 – 7:30pm Monday 26 September

To work alongside Philip Channells and guest artists in the Beyond Technique Creative Residency, book your place here.

Salamanca Moves is funded by Festivals Australia, Tas Regional Arts, City of Hobart and Arts Tasmania.

13. Lee-Anne Litton BTR3 Photo Philip Channells

Photo still from Behind the Façade – Beyond Technique Residency 2015

Image: Philip Channells / Performer: Lee-Anne Litton