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OPEN CLASS

When: Tuesday 10am - 11.30am

Schedule

July 12: Patricia Wood

July 19: Tra Mi Dinh

Cost:

1 x Class pass - $15

3 x Class pass - $36

5 x Class pass - $50

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.

Our Open Class, curated by Brooke Stamp, returns for 2022 and will be a regular fixture of our programs, allowing dance artists to take a block of teaching to allow a deeper enquiry into practice. 

It is part of March Dance Sydney 

NOTE - Participants will be required to check in using the QR code and show proof of valid COVID-19 vaccination status or medical exemption in order to attend class.

Cost:

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

3 x Class pass for $36 - 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 March 1 and purchase 5 x 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. 

 

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Class Teacher and Description:

July 19 : Tra Mi Dinh

Description: We'll begin by reattuning ourselves to our sensing body....oiling the joints, and expanding our reach/energy. Once we're feeling connected/reconnected, class will dance between set movement phrases and improvisation. The overall focus is to build fire in the body while igniting our curiosity to move...so that we can bask in the release of some glorious endorphins. 

Bio: Tra Mi is a dance artist working mainly across Melbourne and Sydney. As a dancer, she’s worked for companies and artists including Lucy Guerin Inc, Chunky Move, Victoria Chiu, Lee Serle, Michelle Heaven, Stephanie Lake Company, Isabelle Beauvard, and Monica Bill Barnes & Company in works presented at Rising Festival (2021), Dance Massive (2019, 2020), Melbourne Fringe Festival (2019),  AsiaTopa (2017), MEL&NYC (2018), and Melbourne International Arts Festival (2017).

 

Her choreographic practice has been supported through residencies with Tasdance’s On the Island program, Sydney Fringe Festival’s Art in Isolation, Critical Path, and Readymade Studios Constant Relay. She presented her debut solo Holding at March Dance (2021) and has been commissioned to choreograph a work for the 2022 Keir Choreographic Award, as well as Dirty Feet's Out of the Studio program. 

 

Tra Mi graduated from Victorian College of the Arts, in 2014 with a BFA (Dance) and the Orloff Family Charitable Trust Scholarship for Most Outstanding Dancer.

July 12 : Patricia Wood

Description: Trish’s class aims to bring ease, flow and grounding to the body through complex movement pathways and floorwork. The class will include a progressive warm-up, engaging in different articulations of perception and energetic states. Together we will prepare the body for what it might encounter in the day. 

Come dance with me!

Bio: Patricia Wood is a dancer, choreographer, teacher and performer, who is currently based between Sydney and Cairns. Her choreographic research focuses on the embodied practice of transmission, ephemerality and memory, and encompasses radio, text and IRL performances. She is an amateur tarot reader, and will never say no to a good cup of tea or really good tequila. Her works have been described as “striking, innovative and thought-provoking.” Her tarot reading has not.

June 28, July 5 : Martin del Amo

Description: Martin’s class starts with a rigorous, Body Weather-inspired warm up, which focuses on sensitising spatial and speed-related awareness, as well as heightening coordination skills and physical fitness. The second half of the class is dedicated to the exploration of a series of  improvisational and compositional scores. The focus will be on improvisation within predetermined structures and the interplay between movement and stillness.

Bio: Martin del Amo is a Sydney-based choreographer and dancer with more than 25 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. He regularly teaches and has extensively worked as mentor, dramaturg, movement consultant and dance writer. Martin’s 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). 

June 7,14, 21 : Victoria Hunt & Moe Clark

DescriptionProprioception Listening:

Drawing on Body Weather & Sounding Bodies, together we examine the inherent relationships between space-time, predator-prey and sensing-knowing. Working between inner and outer listening, bodies become sensory fields of energetic potential. Through image flows and sensitivity provocations we traverse thresholds of visible, invisible and imagined realms.

led by Weather Beings, Victoria Hunt (director, choreographer, dancer) and Moe Clark (sound designer, vocalist, educator).

May 10 : Alice Weber

Description: This class takes rupture as a choreographic prompt, exploring the moment of pressurised release across borders both physical and symbolic. Where we are often choreographically confined to the kinaesthetic plateau of scrolling and strolling ad infinitum; rupture is an attempt to break through the thresholds that contain bodies.

 

Bio: Alice is a dancer working with choreography, performance and discursive outputs. Using and misusing her various training backgrounds across ballet, somatic practice and critical dance studies, Alice’s work considers contemporary embodiments and intimacies, through questions of agency and desire. 

May 17, 24, 31: Lee Serle

Description: Lee's class begins with mapping the body and mobilising the joints to allow for efficient movement pathways with the application of weight and momentum. Following this we will focus on oppositional coordination exercises finding differing points of initiation and dynamic redirection in preparation for complex movement phrases.

Bio: Lee Serle is a Sydney based choreographer and performer. He graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts with a Bachelor of Dance in 2003. His work has been presented in France, USA, Colombia, Lebanon and Australia, and he has been commissioned to create new works for the Lyon Opera Ballet, Sydney Dance Company, Lucy Guerin Inc, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA), Dancenorth, Victorian College of the Arts, and Colombian visual artist Mateo López. Lee has performed in the works of many notable choreographers including; Trisha Brown, Lucy Guerin, Tere O’Connor, Gideon Obarzanek, Shelley Lasica, among many others, and has received Fellowships from Rolex Arts Institute, Australia Council for the Arts (Creative Australia Fellowship) and City of Sydney.

 


Image credit: Natalia Cartley