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OPEN CLASS

When: Tuesday 10am - 11.30am

Schedule

May 25: Bec Jensen

June 1: Elizabeth Ryan

June 8: Zachary Lopez

June 15: Rhiannon Newton

June 29: David Huggins

 

Cost:

$15 single class

3-class pass for $30

5-class pass for $50

Curated by Brooke Stamp

Open Class

ReadyMade Works presents Open Class, a curated program of weekly professional classes taught by experienced local dance artists.

 

Whether you’re a trained dancer or performer from the parallel worlds of theatre, music and visual arts, this is an opportunity to develop a movement practice or sustain it and connect with the vibrant independent dance community that Sydney boasts.

Cost:

1 x Class pass - $15 - When purchasing a single ticket click on your selected date.

3 x Class pass for $30 - When purchasing a 3 class pass, you may attend any 3 classes. Select 1 date and then email studio@readymadeworks.com.au with your 3 selected dates.

5 x Class pass for $50 - Select any date and purchase 5 Class pass

Refunds can not be given if you miss a session as part of a 3 and 5 class pass

Cash will be accepted on the day.

 

 

 

Schedule:

 

May 25: Bec Jensen

Class: Rebecca’s class is a place to work on dancing and spend time together in action, moving in a mode of research; unpacking, experimenting, observing and getting technical. Class draws on a range of dance techniques, fake techniques and somatic practices, imagery, score-based improvisation and set choreography. 

 

Bio:

REBECCA JENSEN  is dancer, choreographer and teacher based in Narrm. Her work is presented in theatres, galleries, public spaces - spilling into the spaces between disciplines. Rebecca is inspired by the equally speculative and practical forces of dance practice. Works include Deep Sea Dances, Dance Massive 2017,  Explorer Kier Choreographic Award 2016, Sinkhole with Jess Gall and Arini Byng, Designhub RMIT, 215 Albion, Irene Rose Gallery 2018, MPavillion 2020. Shorter works have been presented by Experimental Dance Week Auckland, Tiny Festival Christchurch, Venice Biennale International Dance Festival, Victorian College of the Arts, Blindside, Liquid Architecture, Spring 1883 Windsor Hotel, Lucy Guerin Pieces for Small Spaces. Works in collaboration with Sarah Aiken include, What Am I Supposed To Do? (WAISTD) Art Centre Melbourne 2019, OVERWORLD 2014, Underworld 2017 and ongoing participatory project Deep Soulful Sweats. Rebecca has worked with artists including Jo Lloyd, Lucy Guerin inc, Shelley Lasica, Atlanta Eke, Lee Serle, Nathan Gray, Lilian Steiner, Amos Gerhardt, Sandra Parker. She was a recipient of danceWEB scholarship 2015, Artist in residence at Temperance Hall 2018, and was awarded a residency at Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, supported by the Australia Council.

 

June 1: Elizabeth Ryan

Class: Elizabeth will offer perspectives from both her meditation and her movement practice. Working with improvisation scores to perform and witness movement, along the way investigating the notion of presence of being, and exploring the dynamics within and between movement and stillness. 

Bio:

ELIZABETH RYAN is a performer, choreographer, and teacher. She is a co-founding member of The Fondue Set alongside Jane McKernan and Emma Saunders, and with them has created 10 full-length works. She teaches meditation to the students and staff of the Sydney Dance Company's Pre Professional Year.  She is also a mother of two and teaches meditation and mindfulness to mothers. 

 

June 8: Zachary Lopez

Zachary Lopez (b. 1993, Meanjin Country, Brisbane) is an artist working with dance and choreography. An Australian-Filipino, his practice is primarily concerned with the experience of the ‘other’ with focus on dualism and draws from the experiential, myth and archive. 

 

He has worked on various projects and performances with independent practitioners and companies in contemporary dance, physical theatre and opera. He is currently exhibiting an installation work at 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art and performing with Marrugeku on their touring production, Jurrunga Ngan-ga. 

 

Choreographically he has been commissioned by Sydney Dance Company (Pre-Professional Year), Dance Makers Collective (NSW) and the Keir Choreographic Awards and has received fellowships, grants and scholarships for development, performance and choreography from Australia Council, The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries WA and Create NSW.

June 15: Rhiannon Newton

Class: Rhiannon's contemporary dance class focuses on efficient ways of moving, incorporating information from somatic and release based techniques. It begins from building a strong connection to gravity and the ground through floorwork, before developing pathways and sequences for moving with momentum through space.

Bio: Rhiannon is an Australian dancer and choreographer. Her creative work draws attention to ways of understanding interdependence between bodies and the world. From Gadigal land (Sydney) she makes contributions to the community and culture through choreography, performance, teaching, research and curation. Her recent projects include Explicit Contents (Sydney Festival 2021); Long Sentences (Live Dreams, Sydney 2020, Baltic Circle, Helsinki 2019); Place Without Form (Trois C-L, Luxembourg 2019); and We Make Each Other Up (Dancehouse Melbourne 2018). Rhiannon led the artist-run venue, ReadyMade Works from 2019-21 and curates the lecture-performance series, Talking Bodies.

June 29: David Huggins


Image credit: Natalia Cartley

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