Raconteur / Alona Rosenberg

Alona Rosenberg - image by Jenni Large

Are you curious about emergent choreographic processes?

This workshop will provide a space for participants to drop into their curious body/mind. To come to a place of generating movement material with a constant flow of interest and discovery. We will look at different provocations and scores for sustaining and feeding our curiosity. We will work solo and in duets and trios with frameworks that continue to generate material and also look at responding too material of others. With this constant flow established we could start to craft our solos and small groups into composition of space and time.

We will take time to discuss the unfolding emergent choreography.
Other tools that we will look at include use of repetition and returning motifs. We will take time to research our own list of provocations and try these ideas on our bodies to see if they keep the curious body/mind interested or see if it needs to be layered with another provocation or a primary mover or another set of parameters. It is all research for the moving artist, to spend time exploring where you are and how engaged you are and to increase our engagement and ability to sustain the curious creating body.

Israel-born and Mullumbimby-based independent artist, Alona Rosenberg joins Kimberley McIntyre for the ‘Provocation & Curiosity’ workshops – part of Dance Integrated Australia’s inaugural ‘Raconteurs’ project being held in Byron Bay from 14 – 24 November 2017.

I’m happy and excited to be involved in the two-week workshop program for ‘Raconteurs’. The diverse techniques that will be explored during the different workshops are all in the lines of what I have been interested in for my own movement exploration. I’m always up for getting to know new and different ways of expressing, and connecting with the body and mind. Alona Rosenberg

Provocation & Curiosity Workshop

When: 12:30 – 4:30pm Tuesday 14 2017 with Kimberley McIntyre & 21 November 2017 with Alona Rosenberg.

Where: The Raconteurs Hub | Byron Bay Scout Hall, 28 Tennyson St, Byron Bay NSW 2481.

Who: This workshop is suitable for participants with movement, dance or physical theatre experience.

Places limited to 10 people.

Google Map of the Byron Bay Scout Hall

This is an accessible venue for people with mobility impairment.

Workshop Pass (Blue): $80 full / $70 concession (8 hrs contact).

Join us – Expressions of Interest now open!

Alona Rosenberg - image by Ohad Rein
Photo: Ohad Rein


Alona Rosenberg was born in Tel Aviv, Israel and is a 1999 graduate of the Thelma Yelin Performance and Arts School and has a BA in Design and Psychology from the Open University, Israel. She has worked as an independent artist, dancer and choreographer in Australia and Israel. From 2012 – 2015 Alona worked with the Yasmin Goder Company in Israel, as well as participating in Ohad Naharin’s Gaga technique classes.

Alona was part of the DirtyFeet collective in Sydney (2009 – 2011) and participated in different site-specific dance works including, The fish that swam against the current (2012) by Shira Aviatar. She also worked alongside Elizabeth Ryan as a teacher for kids at ‘Big Steps Little Feet’ in Sydney. Since moving to Mullumbimby in 2016 Alona has worked with Kimberley Mclntyre in her weekly Choreographic Projects series.

She is a passionate movement teacher, performer and co-founder of the WeMove Dance and Movement Studio, Mullumbimby.

More about ‘Raconteurs’

‘Raconteurs’ is a 2-week creative workshop program based at the Byron Bay Scout Hall in the heart of the picturesque, beach-side town. The project is designed to enhance participant’s skills in writing for the theatre, dance, movement, and choreography, sound design & DJing, street performance and multidisciplinary practice.

Projects like ‘Raconteurs’  are designed to support the development of regional artists’ work through connecting them with like-minded community members. It’s a creative platform to establish new professional networks and develop collegiality within the NSW North Coast /  Northern Rivers regions.

‘Raconteurs’ boosts the regions creative capitol and contributes to its national reputation for producing high calibre community arts events. Philip Channells, Creative Director / Producer, Dance Integrated Australia

The workshops and facilitators include: ‘Writing for Life’ with Mark Swivel; ‘Provocation & Curiosity’ with Kimberley McIntyre & Alona Rosenberg; ‘Embodying Macro to Micro’ with Philip Channells; ‘Story-Entwining’ with Bere; ‘Sound Play’ with Pob (aka DJ Pob) Sellors; ‘Interdisciplinary Art in Public Space: A2B Workshop’ and ‘Reverse Engineering The Shannon Technique’ with Bill Shannon (USA).


Alona Rosenberg - image by Iva Kafri
Photo: Iva Kafri

Contact & Registration

Register here for Raconteurs and the Provocation & Curiosity workshop, or telephone / text Dance Integrated Australia’s Creative Director / Producer, Philip Channells on +61 432 073 304 or email.

For media inquiries, telephone / text Dance Integrated Australia’s Project & Communications Manager, Sean Campbell on +61 432 714 534 or email.


raconteurs logo bannerThe Raconteurs project was made possible by the Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund, provided through Regional Arts Australia and is supported by the Australia Council for the Arts, Critical Path, Arts Northern Rivers and Byron Bay Scouts. Dance Integrated Australia is an Associate Organisation of Ausdance NSW 2016 – 2018.

Main Photo: Jenny Large