Raconteur / Kimberley McIntyre

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Are you interested in dance, movement and improvisation?

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.

I’m very pleased to be able to step in and contribute and participate in the line up of presenting artists during the two-week Raconteur season. Telling stories with words or bodies is something I love to do, and I love to be provoked and challenged to do that in new and interesting ways. Kimberley McIntyre

Kimberley McIntyre - image Heidrun Lohr   Photo: Sally T Soutas

More about ‘Raconteurs’

Mullumbimby-based independent artist, Kimberley McIntyre joins the artistic line up for Dance Integrated Australia’s inaugural ‘Raconteurs’ project being held in Byron Bay from 14 – 24 November 2017.

‘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.

This inaugural project is the brainchild of Clunes resident, Philip Channells (Creative Director / Producer) who is interested in discovering new models for sustainable, regional-based arts practice. Projects like ‘Raconteurs’ can support the development of artists’ work through connecting them with like-minded community members, while enabling a platform to establish new professional networks and develop collegiality. At the same time, ‘Raconteurs’ boosts the regions creative capitol and contributes to its national reputation for producing high calibre community arts events.

Although there are no intended outcomes, the creative conversations that will take place during ‘Raconteurs’ we hope will initiate new multidisciplinary collaborations within the NSW Northern Rivers region. Philip Channells

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).

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.

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

Places limited to 10 people.

Google Map of the Byron Bay Scout Hall

This is an accessible venue for people with mobility impairment.

Join us – Expressions of interest are now open!

Kimberley McIntyre & Viviane Frehner - Crack Theatre Festival- image by Mitch Lee
Photo: Mitch Lee / Performers: Kimberley McIntyre & Viviane Freshener


Kimberley McIntyre is an independent artist currently living in Mullumbimby on the NSW North Coast, creating works and collaborating with local artists to produce platforms for improvised music and dance.

Her solo work, The Funeral Plan played at the 2013 & 2014 Sydney Fringe and a season in Mullumbimby in 2016. Kimberley was a devisor performer for NORPA’s ‘Generator’ program 2015, and in 2016 for the development and performance of Journey to an Unnamed World, an immersive new theatre work for children. She was choreographer and performer for Inherit the Wind, a site specific performance culminating after a 12-week creation process with Meredith Elton and participants for Bleach Festival (2017).

Kimberley is currently working on a site specific dance theatre work with dance artist Viviane Frehner and musician Barry Hill. The new work, 1/15 Ross Street featured at Crack Theatre Festival (2017) as part of TINA: This Is Not Art Festival in Newcastle in October and will be performed on site in Lennox Head in December 2017.

Kimberley teaches regular workshops in Contact Improvisation and Emergent Choreography – creating ensemble.

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: Ingrid Pullen Photography