As an independent artist who grew up in Byron Bay, it was my immense pleasure in returning to the region to participate in The Corner Dance Lab. Having the opportunity to work with a number of world-renowned leaders in dance and physical theatre, amongst such an inspiring and rich natural landscape made this experience unbeatable. Working alongside such a diverse range of artists in such a collaborative manner was truly remarkable and the artistic connections created are invaluable. The intensive needs to exist as a mainstay annual event for both the local and Australian wide artistic community. Harrison Hall, Independent Artist (Melbourne)
THE CORNER DANCE LAB is led by two of Australia’s leading dance practitioners, Philip Channells (Creative Director, Dance Integrated Australia) and Gavin Webber (Co-director, The Farm Company).
This week-long dance event is suitable for people of all ages with and without disability, tertiary dance students and graduates, emerging choreographers and professional artists, physical performers, dance educators and school teachers, community arts practitioners, disability sector personnel and people who want to challenge themselves to work in an inclusive dance environment.
The program will focus on Skills Development and Choreographic Practice & Development. The dance workshops will comprise daily activities with some of Australia’s leading dance artists including: Laure Bachelot, Phil Blackman, Kristina Chan, Philip Channells, Victoria Chiu, Roland Cox, Kate Harman, Lee-Anne Litton, Grayson Millwood, Kimberley McIntyre, Timothy Ohl, Alison Toft, Laurie Young and Gavin Webber.
Situated in the picturesque hills on the North Coast of NSW, just 30 minutes inland from Byron Bay, this dance residency and community event attracts dancers from around the country and beyond. Based in the heart of Federal village, it is an idyllic location for immersive creative activity.
“This event will inspire creative thinking and challenge stereotypes and perceptions of people with different life experience in a dance context. It’s an opportunity for us to share our collective experience in dance and in life with the broader community,” Philip Channells.
For an Expression of Interest form to participate in the workshop and performance-making program, click here.
For media enquiries telephone:
Philip Channells +61 432 073 304 or Gavin Webber +61 411 791 040.
This project is supported by the NSW Government through Arts NSW and Arts Northern Rivers through the Ministry for the Arts (IVAIS program). Dance Integrated Australia is supported by Ausdance NSW through the Associate Organisation initiative 2016 – 2018 and World Dance Alliance Asia-Pacific.