Joining the Beyond Technique Creative Intensive as part of the inaugural biennial Salamanca Moves Festival from 20 September – 1 October in Hobart is Launceston-based dancer, Bec Jones.
Jones will collaborate on the 4-day project in the role of Choreographic / Workshop Assistant alongside Philip Channells (Creative Director, Dance Integrated Australia), Matthew Fargher (composer/sound designer – Bedlam Music Tasmania), Konrad Park (musican) and Sean Campbell (designer). The Beyond Technique Creative Intensive is a disability-inclusive contemporary dance residency scheduled from 23 – 26 September at the Backyard Studio and the Peacock Theatre, Salamanca Arts Centre.
I am ecstatic to be involved with Salamanca Moves and take part in the Beyond Technique choreographic residency in Hobart. This laboratory of creative ingenuity and explorative freedom sets the space for an ‘In the Making’ performance and I’m very excited to work with all the collaborators and experience a creative soup of ideas throughout the week. Bec Jones
Beyond Technique is designed to challenge and inspire participants to search for new and authentic qualities of movement drawn from the performer’s lived experience. The outcome of this creative intensive 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.
Beyond Technique is suitable for dancers, actors and physical theatre performers, dance or drama teachers, community arts practitioners and arts workers from diverse background and generations. Places are limited for this event. To register your interest, click here.
This new contemporary dance festival in Hobart is aimed at all ages and all abilities, taking place across the Salamanca Precinct, Moonah Arts Centre and surprise pop-up locations. The Festival delivers an extensive program of free and ticketed dance performances, including the creation of new works and critically acclaimed productions. It is a great opportunity to view, create, perform, experiment and experience new ways of moving. Dancers of all levels are invited to 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.
Salamanca Moves is conceived and produced by Salamanca Arts Centre and is funded by Festivals Australia, Tas Regional Arts, City of Hobart and Arts Tasmania
Bec Jones is an Adelaide-born contemporary dancer, choreographer and educator. Bec studied at Adelaide College of the Arts where she completed a Bachelor Dance Performance Degree. In third year, Bec had her debut professional opportunity to travel to the Netherlands to perform Impulse & Shimmer at the Holland Dance Festival with Leigh Warren and Dancers. In 2009, she was the recipient of the South Australian Rising Star Award, for Excellence in the Arts, presented by The Minter Ellison Law Firm & The Helpmann Academy.
Bec performed with Leigh Warren’s company for five years. Throughout her time with LWD, she toured with the company to perform in national and international festivals. Bec has worked with Paris-based creative, Prue Lang and performed in her dance theatre work RUBICON in The Adelaide Festival and Indigenous choreographer, Frances Rings on BREATHE, which toured to Edinburgh International Festival & WOMADELAIDE. LWD highlights for Bec include performing in Jiri Kylian’s Dreamtime at the Oz Asia Festival, in Warren’s seminal piece, The Philip Glass Trilogy with The State Opera of SA – in Einstein on the Beach, and in Spanish Tango Opera, Maria de Buenos Aires.
In 2011, Bec was nominated in the Australian Channel Nine Young Achiever Awards and was a guest speaker for Leaps and Bounds at The Adelaide Festival Centre. At the closing of 2012, Bec was the recipient of the Ausdance Outlet Award, and worked with Larissa McGowan on her work SKELETON for the Adelaide Festival. In 2013, Bec performed in Leigh Warren’s 20th year anniversary work for The Oz Asia Festival, Not According To Plan in collaboration with Dr Xiao Xiong.
Bec has also performed with Opera Australia in Melbourne & Sydney based productions including The Pearlfishers, Turandot & Madama Butterfly.
Passionate for teaching and youth dance, Bec regularly lectures contemporary in some of Australia’s most highly regarded tertiary institutions including; Adelaide College of the Arts (BA Dance), Brent Street Studios and LINK Honours program at WAAPA. Bec had the great pleasure to run technique & creative improvisation with The Australian Dance Theatre Youth Ensemble in 2014.In July 2016, Bec choreographed & directed the primary school’s project for Hobart youth dance company, DRILL, titled ALL4EARTH.
Bec teaches Yoga in Tasmania and is currently undertaking a Masters through UTAS.
Photo: Dermott McElduff