New Move Network
New Move Network 2015 - 2016 - 2017: a dedicated program of contemporary dance presentations and audience development by a consortium of independent dance artists in partnership with key stakeholders the Centre of Contemporary Arts Cairns, Ausdance Queensland, James Cook University and Nintiringanyi Cultural Training Centre.
Saturday 19th November - Philip Channells
SUSTAINPerformance & Events Program
Past & Future Events
Joseph Simons:¬†First Things First 30-31st March
Igneous + Bonemap:¬†FLUIDATA 13 June 3015
Video installation - 22 minutes (KickArts Gallery 1)
Mens rea¬†explores the concept of ‚ÄúShape-Shifting‚ÄĚ and is set against the background of the Indian epic,¬†Ramayana. Shifting between three of its principal characters Jatayu, Sita and Ravana, Handa explores the shift in their intent as the trigger point of their physical and emotional transformation. Jatayu (a demi-god vulture) attempts to rescue Sita (the wife of the god, Rama) but is captured and mutilated by Ravana (a shape-shifting demon).
Handa and Mentor Marilyn Miller, visited Indigenous elders in the remote communities of Laura and Yarrabah in Far North Queensland to conduct the initial research. In Australian Aboriginal ceremonies, dancers apply ochre and wear the feathers or skin of their animal guardians, while adopting the grace and form of the animal they have become. From an Indian perspective, Handa consulted his family on the story of Sita‚Äôs theft and the characters in¬†Ramayana. Building on this premise he explored the trigger points that initiate transformation, the physical changes that result from transformation, and the emotions imbued on transformation. To explore ‚ÄúShape-Shifting‚ÄĚ on a skeletal level, Raghav worked with the 3D motion capture technology at Deakin Motion Lab in Melbourne.
Raghav‚Äôs stylistical dance aesthetic reflects his experiences with Australian contemporary indigenous dance over many years and his own Indian heritage. Using distinct movement qualities and personas he creates physical sites/zones in space to facilitate shift in intent, physical attributes and atmosphere
Is the human race becoming like cancer cells: unable to make decisions to think and act of thier own accord, even destroying their own existence?
For the initial phase of this new dance project, Prying Eye begin by looking at cancer - or as they and others like to call it, cells behaving badly.¬† Working from the behaviours of cancer cells as initial stimulus they'll build an associated vocabulary of new artistic material to germinate a new work.¬† The process will utilise thier "creative minds" practice - brainstorming, written streaming, movement and vocal improvisation, drawing, photography, sound recording, task based choreography, journal writing and reflective discussion.
7 - 25 November, 2016
Dance Integrated Australia - Philip Channells: Inflight Trilogy
Inflight Trilogy is the latest installment of Dance Integrated Australia's evolving solo series project, ITS ALL ABOUT ME, which is curated and produced by Creative Director, Philip Channells in collaboration with artists from diverse artistic backgrounds and life experience.
Supported by Ausdance NSW, the seeding of ideas for this new work was initiated across a 5-day DAIR research period held at the Australian College of Physical Education in Western Sydney in December 2015.
The second stage development is part of the New Move Network 2015 - 2016.
Performed by Channells, this new solo work for ITS ALL ABOUT ME, in collaboration with NSW based artists, James Brown (sound designer & composer), Sean Campbell (costume & set design) and Sam James (film & projection designer), draws from lived experience of being exposed to the human immunodeficiency virus and navigates deeply personal territory through the use of text, movement, instsallation, sound design, film and projections.
23 Jan - 4 Feb, 2017
Liesel Zink: It's Public
This initial development period experimented with ideas surrounding a participatory dance and sound work in Cairns' public space.¬† Through engaging methods of play we expolored the role of the political body in public space and developed a series of workshops that encouraged participants to explore thier own social policital voice and it's importance in our curren tpolitical climate.
20 Mar - 1 April, 2017
Collusion - with Gareth Belling: Turbine
Turbine takes exisitng power structures and turns them on their heads.
Its explores the similarities between Australia's continued reliance on fossil fuesl with hyper-masculinity of the 'Aussie Male'.¬† The reluctance to move towards clean and renewable energy echoes our cluture's slow movement away from outdated cultural norms of gender and marriage inequality, contrasted with the turbine as a powerful symbol of change, renewal and progression.
13 - 23 Nov, 2017
Makeshift - Caitlin and Gabriel Comerford
This New Move Network Program has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.