News — NORPA Quarterly (Summer)
norpa & critical path partnership
NORPA Artistic Director, Julian Louis said, “A partnership between Critical Path and NORPA is a natural fit as NORPA pushes further into exploring the boundaries of physical theatre as part of Australian story telling. This is a chance for NORPA’s Associate Artists to deepen artistic exchange and to fuel a bold, physical aesthetic in our works”.
Claire Hicks, Director of Critical Path said, “Critical Path creates opportunities and connections for artists to explore new ways of working and to take risks. We are excited to enter into this partnership with NORPA to nurture and extend the skills and understanding of dance and physical practice for theatre practitioners in the Northern Rivers. Together we will ensure that the regional Makers Hub is a home to innovation and for a formidable group of artists.”
This partnership with Critical Path and NORPA will provide a sustainable and innovative pathway for national and local artists to feed the exchange and development of a compelling, sophisticated dance theatre led from the Northern Rivers.
Critical Path will connect guest artists and shape the exchange workshops with its strong track record of delivering residency programs. This will directly achieve the mission to push existing contemporary practice in a regional area through NORPA and its extensive regional network of artists.
The two-year program comprises four in-depth choreographic workshops at NORPA — two in each year — led by guest artists that explore the ways dance and choreography can shape performance practice.
The 2 year partnership is supported Regional Arts Fund and Regional Arts NSW.
Photo | Lisa Sorghini