Joining the creative line up for the ‘Beyond Technique Creative Intensive’ for the inaugural biennial Salamanca Moves Festival from 20 September – 1 October in Hobart is British born designer, Sean Campbell.
Campbell will collaborate on the 4-day project alongside Philip Channells (Creative Director, Dance Integrated Australia), Tasdance’s Bec Jones (choreographic/workshop assistant); Matthew Fargher (composer/sound designer – Bedlam Music Tasmania) and Konrad Park (musican).
Celebrating the diversity of dance Salamanca Moves delivers an ambitious and extensive program of free and ticketed dance performances, including the creation of new works and critically acclaimed productions. It is a new contemporary dance festival aimed at all ages and all abilities, taking place across the Salamanca Precinct, Moonah Arts Centre and surprise pop-up locations in Hobart.
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 dance makers.
For the full Festival Program, click here.
The Beyond Technique Creative Intensive is a disability-inclusive contemporary dance threatre residency scheduled from 23 – 26 September at the Salamanca Arts Centre. The project is suitable for dancers, actors and physical theatre performers, dance or drama teachers, community arts practitioners and arts workers from diverse background and generations.
Participants will draw from their lived experience to devise a short performance outcome which will be part of the In The Making 1 program at 6pm on Monday 26 September at the Peacock Theatre, Salamanca Arts Centre in Hobart.
The Beyond Technique residencies are safe, welcoming, and creative environments for performers from all walks of life, and at different stages in their career journeys to come together. I love they way in which the participants are given the onus to create work that comes from deep inside them. It is an honor to work in such an inclusive process and add the ‘finishing touches’ to what is being created. Sean Campbell
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
How to get involved
Are you a writer, dramaturg, dancer, actor, physical performer, photographer or artist interested in being part of this project? Do you have something you would like to bring to the project?
To register your interest, click here. Places are limited for this event.
Salamanca Moves is funded by Festivals Australia, Tas Regional Arts, City of Hobart and Arts Tasmandance makers.
Sean Campbell (costume designer) studied Fashion Design at Epsom College in Surrey, England before working as a PR Director for a top London firm, where he managed clients from the UK, Amsterdam, Milan, Paris and New York for London and Paris Fashion Week. He moved to Australia in 2009.
He has worked on the costuming for Restless Dance Theatre (Beauty, Next of Kin – no ordinary status family, Debut 2 & 3 –the dancers direct); No Strings Attached Theatre of Disability, Vitalstatistix and Finucane & Smith for the Feast Festival 2010 show Salon de Danse; Accessible Arts’ Catalyst Dance Masterclass Series 2012 & 2013.
He worked as the costume designer for Dance Integrated Australia’s Second Nature, Skin-deep, inPerspective #1, Enter & Exit, Dwell – A Triple Bill, The Main Event at ‘The Corner Dance Lab’s 14, 15, 16’ and Beyond Technique Residency #1, #2, and #3. He was also part of the team, who created the ‘look and feel’ of Behind the Façade.
For Dance Integrated Australia he has Project Managed the ‘Beyond Technique Residency’ (2013 – 2015) at Bundanon Trust and ‘The Corner Dance Lab’ (2014 – 2016). Sean worked as the Project Co-ordinator for BlakDance for the Dana Waranara convergence 2015.
Sean has a broad knowledge of fashion, design, music, history and British popular culture.
Photo: Philip Channells