Creative opportunity: Want to get involved in a New Moves Network project at CoCA?


Interested in writing, directing, dramaturgy, design, devising dance, movement and accessible theatre? Want to be part of an Artist in Residence project at the Centre of Contemproary Arts (CoCA) in Cairns?

Expressions of interest are now being sought from Cairns-based creatives to join the Inflight Trilogy creative process for two weeks in November with NSW-based artists James Brown (expertise: music composition, sound design, photography, 2d animation, motion graphics illustration); Sean Campbell (expertise: fashion, design, music, history and British popular culture); Philip Channells (expertise: performance, direction, choreography, community engagement) and Samuel James (expertise: projection, compositing, theatre production design, dance film).

A first stage research period for this project was made possible through the Ausdance NSW Dance Artist in Residence (DAIR) program 2015. Dance Integrated Australia is an Associate Organisation of Ausdance NSW 2016 – 2018.

About the project

Inflight Trilogy is the latest installment of Dance Integrated Australia’s evolving solo series project, ITS ALL ABOUT ME which is curated and produced by Creative Director, Philip Channells in collaboration with artists from diverse artistic background and life experience.

The seeding of ideas for this new work was initiated across a 5-day DAIR research period held at the Australian College of Physical Education in Western Sydney in December 2015. This new solo work for ITS ALL ABOUT ME draws from being exposed to the human immunodeficiency virus and navigates deeply personal territory through the use of text, movement, installation, sound and digital media. Still in it’s infancy stage of development, the creative investigations have only just begun to take flavour and we are curious to see where the next research period takes us.

New Moves Network opportunity

As part of the New Moves Network program, an invitation extends to artists from different art forms to join Brown, Channells and James as the Artists in Residence at the Centre of Contemporary Arts (CoCA) in Cairns from 14 – 24 November 2016. Inflight Trilogy is co-presented by CoCA and Ausdance Queensland.

Are you a Writer, Dramaturg, Performer, Artist? Are you a resident of Cairns? Interested in collaborative process? Do you have something you would like to bring to the project?

Contact us now

For more information or to express your interest in the next stage of development, email your biog (300 word max), an example of your work and include your availability for the project (Week 1: Monday 12 – Saturday 19 and Week 2: Monday 21 – Thursday 24 November). You can also call / text Philip Channells on +61 432 073 304 if you have any questions.

Deadline for expressions of interest close: Friday 14 October 2016.

This project is co-presented by Ausdance Qld, New Move Network and Centre of Contemporary Arts Cairns.




James Brown is a Sydney-based composer and sound designer. He has worked collaboratively with companies both locally and internationally to produce soundtracks for performance, film animation and games. His Featured works include: Jane Campion’s Top of The Lake (2013); Matthew Day’s INTERMISSION (2012), Cannibal (2011) and Thousands (2010); Victoria Hunt’s Copper Promises (2012); SOIT (Belgium) Messiah Run (2011), Café Prukel (2010), We Was Them (2009); SPG’s HOMELANDS (2011), NO-MADS (2008), Settlement (2007); The Australian Ballet’s Scope (2011); POST Who’s the Best? (2011); Karen Therese’s The Riot Act (2009); The Football Diaries (2009); Phantom Limbs’ The Memory Progressive (2010); Rosie Dennis’ Worlds Apart (2011); Nalina Wait’s Dual (2008), The Empty Centre (2011), Choreomania (2011); Aisthesis (2009), The Lotus Eaters (2008); The Whale Chorus (2008), A Loving Captive (2008), and Old Feed (2007).


Sean Campbell (Projects & Communications Manager / Costume Designer, Dance Integrated Australia) 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 Project Assistant for BlakDance for the Dana Waranara convergence 2015.


Philip Channells (Creative Director, Dance Integrated Australia) has an interest in engaging in intercultural relations throughout his career, which has afforded him a highly regarded reputation in Australia and abroad. He’s created collaborative performances across art forms including dance, film installation, community art projects, site-specific work and artist in residency projects. Some of his choreographic credits include: Off The Record (a Force Majeure collaboration commissioned by Carriageworks 2016); Hyperreal Tales (commissioned by Bundanon Trust 2013 – 2016); The Main Event (The Corner Dance Lab 2014 – 2016); Behind The Faćade (The Beyond Technique Residency at Bundanon Trust 2015); PERFECT (im)PERFECTIONS – stories untold (commissioned by DansiT, Norway 2014), The Beyond Technique Residency (Zodiak & ITAK, Finland 2014); Second Skin (Catalyst Dance Masterclass Series 2012 – 2013); Enter & Exit (Tracksuit & DADAA WA 2013); inPerspective #1 (Australian Dance Theatre’s ‘Rough Draft’ & Ausdance SA’s ‘Choreolab’ 2012); Lythophytes & Epiphytes (Australian Youth Dance Festival 2012) and Next of Kin – no ordinary status family (Restless Dance Theatre 2010). Philip is fiercely committed to the development of thriving artistic communities that integrate people from diverse age groups, backgrounds and life experience. He has presented papers, led workshops / master classes and had speaking engagements at the Dance and the Child International/World Dance Alliance (daCi/WDA) Global Dance Summit 2012 in Taipei, Taiwan; World Alliance for Arts Education (WAAE) Global Summit 2012 in Rovaniemi, Finland; ‘Material Cultures of Resistance’ 2014 series at the Centre for the Arts and Learning, Goldsmiths University of London; New Works Forum ‘Challenging Perspectives on Physicalities and Bodies’ 2014 West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, Hong Kong; 13th World Congress of Dance and the Child International (daCi) 2015 in Copenhagen, Denmark; Asia-Pacific Dance Bridge 2015 in Singapore; and the 2015 International Symposium ‘Social and cultural rehabilitation of people with disability: from art-therapy to realization of a person by means of creation’ in Moscow, Russian Federation. Philip has published articles on dance in international journals, magazines and arts in education periodicals.


Samuel James has been a projection designer for contemporary performance companies and independent dancers since 1995. His focus is collaborating with independent dancers, making projections for live works, installations and dance films. As video artist he has been involved in over 200 performance works with companies such as Performance Space, Urban Theatre Projects, Campbelltown Arts Centre, De Quincey Co, Marrugeku, Stalker Theatre, My Darling Patricia, Erth and Version 1.0. He has been a long time collaborator with dancers Julie-Anne Long, Narelle Benjamin, Tess de Quincey, Nikki Heywood, Rosie Dennis, Victoria Hunt and Martin del Amo. Recent major projects include Cosmic Cambodia (Cambodian Space Project – APAM Brisbane, Sydney Festival, OZAsia Adelaide), Earth Cry (Synergy Percussion and Noreum Machi – Korea, Supersense Melbourne 2015), The Piper (My Darling Patricia, Sydney Festival 2014), GUDIRR GUDIRR (Marrugeku, Dance Massive 2013), My Radio Heart (NORPA and Urban Theatre Projects 2014) and Hyperreal Tales (Bundanon Trust 2013-15). Commissions he has received are; Dream Shelving (Campbelltown Arts Centre 2012), Vivaria (Reeldance and Mobile States 2010), Nightshifters (Performance Space 2011) and Amygdala: Fear Conditioning (Artspace 2010). In 2006 he won the award for Best Dance Film at the Australian Dance Awards (Nun’s Night Out) and has been nominated for a Green Room Award for projection design (Night Garden 2009). He has received five Australia Council New Media and Visual Arts grants for collaborative projects and participated in international residencies in Banff, Reykjavik, Finland, Glasgow, Calcutta and Berlin developing dance video works. He completed his Master of Fine Arts (Research) COFA, UNSW on Digital Animism in 2012.

Main Photo: James Brown / Performer: Philip Channells