Roland’s workshops, grounded in participation rather than the visual realm, will fine tune dancers’ relationship with rhythm. By focusing on cooperation, unity, patterns and temporal accuracy, the possibility of a different, shared relationship with time will be explored.
I am thrilled to take part in THE CORNER DANCE LAB 2016. I really enjoyed participating in the 2015 event. The work done at the Corner Dance Lab is unique, important and extremely high caliber. It links sophisticated performance practice with an inclusive philosophy enabling the development of artists with a broad range of life experiences that can contribute to the diversity of Australia’s cultural landscape. Can’t wait to SWEAT, PLAY & SHOW! Roland Cox
Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Roland Cox is a musician, dancer, director and educator. In 2015 Roland performed in Back to Back’s Theatre of Speed production, Sucker. He also collaborated with deaf choreographer/dancer, Jo Dunbar, and composer, Roger Alsop, on a dance theatre project Sound & Body, exploring listening without ears. He was assistant director on Do You Speak Chinese? at Dance Massive and the China Shanghai International Arts Festival.
Roland has previously been assistant director for Asanti Dance Theatre and for a number of Victoria Chiu’s projects. His teaching engagements have included the Australian Ballet, Chunky Move, Victorian College of the Arts (VCA), Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, California State University, Loyola Marymount University L.A. and L’Espace de Gambidi, Burkina Faso.
Roland performed with many major Australian dance companies including Sydney Dance Company, Australian Dance Theatre and The Australian Ballet. He created work with contemporary and dance theatre choreographers in Switzerland, Austria and the UK. Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London presented his choreography and he was nominated for Most Promising Choreography and Most Outstanding Dancer in Dance Australia magazine. Roland has worked with artists with disability at the Tutti Ensemble, Amici Theatre and CandoCo.
Roland received 1st Class Honours in a Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours (Dance) at VCA, via practice-based research into rhythm. He holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Melbourne, a Graduate Certificate in Arts & Entertainment Management from Deakin University and an Advanced Diploma of Dance from The Australian Ballet School.
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