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Rosalind Crisp Lab:

Could dancing start a riot?  


When: Monday July 8 - Thursday July 11 11am - 4.30pm

Optional: Friday July 12 and Saturday 13 11am - 4.30pm

*Email Jane to waistlist.

Talking Dance

with Martin del Amo

When: Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th February 11am - 4pm


ROSALIND CRISP LAB - Could dancing start a riot? 

Four day intensive workshop with Rosalind Crisp plus two extra optional days of facilitated performance practice and reflection.


Details: Monday July 8 - Thursday July 11 11am - 4.30pm, plus optional: Friday July 12 and Saturday 13 11am - 4.30pm


Cost: $400* (Limited to 12 participants)

SOLD OUT - Email Jane to waistlist.


Following on from her retro-show, The real time it takes... (hailed as the 'soul of Liveworks' by the Saturday Paper) and short workshop at ReadyMade Works in 2023, Ros is back in Sydney to share her relentlessly attentive practice of live composition for performance. From the raw, felt mush of the material body, to her particularly articulated and playful compositional tools, get in the back seat for the ride!

Rosalind Crisp is one of Australia's senior dance artists and a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. In 1996 she founded Omeo Dance studio which became the home of experimental dance in Sydney for ten years. In 2002 she was invited to Paris by Michel Caserta, Director of the Biennale de danse du Val de Marne and was Associate Artist of Atelier de Paris - Carolyn Carlson for the next ten years. She has created over 25 major productions touring to over 100 festivals in France, Germany, Finland, UK, Sweden, Switzerland, Ireland, Poland, Croatia, Estonia, Lithuania, Korea, Taiwan, Japan, USA and Australia.

Her unique body of work situates the dancer as art maker, critically questioning dance through a rigorous practice of live composition, in all its certainty and doubt. Her long term studio exchanges with artists Lizzie Thomson, Phoebe Robinson, Peter Fraser, Céline Debyser, Isabelle Ginot, Bo Wiget, Andrew Morrish, and others, are fundamental to the evolution of her practice.

Her project DIRt (Dance In Regional disasTer zones) expands to site specific work in East Gippsland's ravaged forests and woodlands, asking how dance can act meaningfully whilst we are hell bent on extinguishing Australia's native species. In 2021, with Andrew Morrish, she co-founded Orbost Studio for Dance Research, hosting curated residency exchanges in a rural area where the extractive conditions of contemporary Australian life are most exposed.

More detailed information on Rosalind's teaching methodology can be found here:

The lab is limited to 12 participants. Make sure to get in early! 

* email Jane at if you would like to discuss payment installation options.


This Lab is supported by Create NSW and City of Sydney.

Image of Rosalind Crisp by Frank Post

Previous workshops:


ReadyMade Works is very excited to announce the next two day choreographic workshop in our workshop series: Talking Dance with Martin del Amo.

Talking Dance
This workshop is aimed at dancers and choreographers interested in the integration of spoken text into choreographic structures. Each day, a short warm up will be followed by a set of improvisational and compositional exercises that will allow us to look at the following questions: How do dance and spoken text operate differently in the way they communicate with audiences? What are some of the strategies relevant to the integration of the two? What roles do juxtaposition, collision, and overlapping play in that respect?

Talking Dance takes an investigative approach to dance making and aims to provide choreographic tools and strategies to generate, structure and analyse solo performance material. The focus will be on improvisation within predetermined structures and the interplay between physical and vocal scores.

WHEN:  Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th February 11am - 4pm
COST: Early Bird* $125/ Regular $150

MARTIN DEL AMO is a Sydney-based choreographer and dancer with nearly 30 years of professional experience. He started out as solo artist, acclaimed for his full-length solos fusing idiosyncratic movement and intimate storytelling. Over the last decade, Martin has also built a strong reputation as creator of group works and solos for others. Programmed by all major presenters in NSW, including Sydney Opera House and Carriageworks, his work has toured nationally in Australia and internationally to the UK, Japan and Brazil. Martin regularly teaches for a wide range of arts organisations and companies, and has extensively worked as mentor, dramaturg, movement consultant and dance writer. His contributions to the Australian arts sector have been recognised with the prestigious Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship (2015) and the Australian Dance Award for Outstanding Achievement in Independent Dance (2018).

Image Credit: Belle Dipalo

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