2017 Masterclasses & Training

Our new Artistic Associates will join Artistic Director Julian Louis in leading these first two 2017 Masterclasses.

Masterclasses

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dance theatre masterclass

A 3—day intensive exploring the making of dance theatre
Led by Emma Saunders & Julian Louis

Thurs 31 Aug— Sat 2 Sept 2017
10am — 4pm
The Studio, Lismore City Hall

Propelling movement through narrative. When building dance theatre for a story or scenario, how do we generate movement content? When do we dance? Where is the dance? How can dance act of its own accord and blow apart the narrative?

This masterclass will be task-based and will explore the development of original movement, character, gesture and dance. During the 3 days you will also explore making fictional work through ‘the personal’.

Emma Saunders is one of NORPA’s 2017 Associate Artists. She is a dancer, curator, choreographer and educator. She co-created The Fondue Set– a formidable Sydney based dance trio well known for their signature theatricality and comedic style.

Julian Louis is a theatre maker who creates original works that are built through improvisation, physical theatre and script development. As Artistic Director of NORPA Julian has devised and directed works including Railway Wonderland and Dreamland and co-created Cockfight with The Farm.

cost

$125 for three days.

free places in this masterclass

NORPA is pleased to offer three complimentary places to our Dance Theatre masterclass. These places will be offered on the basis of the EOI to be submitted by Thurs 17 August 2017.

to book

To register your interest, and for EOI and booking information, please email Valley Lipcer.
Limited places. Bookings are essential. Open to trained dancers and actors looking to build on their art form and practice.

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Balancing Dynamics masterclass

A 5–day intensive in physical theatre, acrobatics and duo dynamics.
Led by Darcy Grant & Julian Louis

Mon 18 — Fri 22 September 2017
10am — 4pm
The Studio, Lismore City Hall

Through developing a series of duets we will explore dramatic scenarios and comical play. We will delve into the distance between character and the authentic self exploring the fiction and truth in the performer and develop units of action that are packed with story and skill.

Darcy Grant is one of NORPA’s 2017 Associate Artists. He is a classically trained acrobat, an award-winning fine art photographer, physical theatre director and a founding member of Circa.

Julian Louis is a theatre maker who creates original works that are built through improvisation, physical theatre and script development. As Artistic Director of NORPA Julian has devised and directed works including Railway Wonderland and Dreamland and co-created Cockfight with The Farm.

cost

$320 for five days.

free places in this masterclass

NORPA is pleased to offer three complimentary places to our Balancing Dynamics masterclass. These places will be offered on the basis of the EOI to be submitted by Monday 28 August.

to book

To register your interest, and for EOI and booking information, please email Valley Lipcer.
Limited places. Bookings are essential. Open to trained dancers and actors looking to build on their art form and practice.

Training Ground

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training ground season 3

An 8— week exploration into improvisation and performance skills.
Led by Jade Dewi & Julian Louis

Wednesdays 6—8.30pm
Wed 23 & 30 August
Wed 6, 13 & 20 September
Wed 11, 18 & 25 October 2017
The Studio, Lismore City Hall

Build your mental and physical fitness, and confidence as a performer. During the 8 weeks you will learn movement, physical theatre basics and improvisation techniques. Together we’ll work in a playful space, each being brave and supported to take risks as a performer

Jade Dewi is one of NORPA’s 2017 Associate Artists. She is an award winning dancer, choreographer and teacher with 20 years of international performance and touring experience.

Julian Louis is a theatre maker who creates original works that are built through improvisation, physical theatre and script development. As Artistic Director of NORPA Julian has devised and directed works including Railway Wonderland and Dreamland and co-created Cockfight with The Farm.

cost

$15 per class.
$110 for the complete 8 weeks. Upfront payment is necessary to receive this discounted rate.

to book

To register your interest, and for EOI and booking information, please email Valley Lipcer.
Limited places. Bookings are essential. Open to trained dancers and actors looking to build on their art form and practice.

Dance Theatre image | The Fondue Set including Emma Saunders
Balancing Dynamics image | Darcy Grant in Dreamland. Photo by Kate Holmes
Training Ground image | Raphaela Rosella
Banner image | Kate Holmes