Delve into and understand your performance instincts


This workshop will take its starting point from the processes behind Emma’s latest work, RADICAL TRANSPARENCY.  The workshop delves playfully into the performers instincts – drawing on the participants long ranting monologues – both of the body and through text.

Participants will develop personal choreographic scores that can be recorded and shared with the group to understand habits and preferences. This workshop will be fun and mad. Expect to be amazed at how entertaining you are – as you flop around on the floor and strive to get up, with laughter and tears, maybe collapse, and ultimately rise up again!


Performance/Devising/Dance/Theatre/Physical Theatre


Dancers, actors & performance makers


Experienced and emerging performers, age 18+

Experienced – More than 5 years creative practice including formal training
Emerging – Less than 5 years creative practice, no requirement for formal training


This workshop is held across two days and participants must attend both.

Friday 9 June 5pm – 8pm and Saturday 10 June 10am – 4pm


Places are limited and application for this workshop is by submitting an Expression of Interest form.  Expressions of Interest close on Friday 7 April 2023.  

All applications will be considered in consultation with the lead artists and based on responses provided in the ‘Your experience’ section. Successful participants will be notified by Wed 12 April 2023.  If you’re unsuccessful, we’ll pop you on a waiting list and let you know if a place becomes available as soon as possible.


If you have access requirements, including needing an interpreter, please let us know on the form.


Emma Saunders is an award winning Australian dance artist who works as a director, choreographer, performer, theatremaker, educator, dance curator and producer. Utilising a visceral, instinctive attack, her work is immediate, often working with humour, theatre, everyday movement, text, repetition, deconstruction, scale, site, duration and abstraction. 

Emma co founded the award-winning Sydney based trio, The Fondue Set, alongside Jane McKernan and Elizabeth Ryan, creating 8 full length works including the Green Room Award-winning No Success Like Failure

As a solo artist, her acclaimed site-specific work ENCOUNTER was commissioned for Sydney Festival in 2020. In March 2022 she founded the WE ARE HERE Company, presenting her first full length work, Radical Transparency.