Co-Artistic Director of THE FARM, Gavin Webber will return from a stint in Germany in January to work alongside Philip Channells (Dance Integrated Australia) for the second installment of The Corner Dance Lab, which is a week long dance event set in the surrounds of Jasper Corner – the cultural heart of the Federal village.
Through his investigations of ‘The Subtle Body’, Webber will lead workshops that will allow the dancer to tread across many boundaries and amalgamate many different forms and techniques, including Chi Gung, contemporary dance, floor work, yoga and theatre. The workshop will be a vibrant exchange of information with the desire to find the individual in the performer.
Gavin Webber is co-Artistic Director of THE FARM, a dance-theatre collective based on the Gold Coast and Berlin. Throughout his career Gavin has worked between Australia and Europe and directed theatre, dance, circus, film and installation. He spent the majority of his early performance career with Meryl Tankard ADT and Belgian company Ultima Vez. As Artistic Director of Dancenorth in 2005 to 2009, he took the company from regional Australia to national and international touring and his work has received many awards including six Greenroom awards in a single year. He was co-founder of Collaborative ensemble Splintergroup and Animal Farm Collective, early incarnations of THE FARM, whose work has been seen across four continents. Since returning to Australia in 2013 Gavin has choreographed works for Dancenorth and QUT graduating students. THE FARM has a new work, Cut Away, which will be performed in Germany in December.
THE FARM currently have three new shows in the making and will be making their Gold Coast debut as part of Bleach* Festival in March 2015.
Photo: Maurice Korbel