This Performance Lab will gather Victoria Hunt and artists together in a process of intersubjective dialogue, exchange, and physical practice rooted in BodyWeather and guided by Pacific-Indigenous concepts of kinship and interconnectivity.

Artists will be working with the body as energetic potential within a sensory field, cultivating a conscious relation to states of change, porous, fluid and permeating.

Together we will enter a creative mist, honoring the different perspectives in the space, understanding that each position reveals the possibility of new knowledge. We will sharpen our senses to performative storytelling that is specific to each participant while inherently being in a relationship with the collective.

BodyWeather is a broad-based training that proposes a practical strategy to the mind and to the body, considering the body as a constantly changing environment within a greater environment. Drawing from eastern and western dance, martial arts and experimental theatre practice, it is a comprehensive training and performance practice that develops a conscious relation to the state of change inside and outside the body. The training practice varies between high-energy work and quiet, meditative explorations.

Who is this for

This workshop is not just for ‘professional dancers’ or ‘performance practitioners’ but is an open investigation that is relevant for all levels, however the training is demanding and participants should be prepared to work physically.

Performance Lab Structure*

8th May (2pm-4pm)

Day One: Introduction; housekeeping; discussion regarding the focus of the Lab. Introduction to the core pillars of the BodyWeather training.

9th May (10.30am-7pm)

Day Two: Continue with BodyWeather training. Presentation and discussion. Introduction to the debate between Kazuo Ohno and Hijikata Tatsumi, “Does life follow form (Hijikata) or form follow life (Ohno).” Participants are encouraged to develop their own image-based material for performance. Performance Making Explorations. Closing Reflections.

*schedule may be subject to change

Participants requirements

Please provide a Biography of previous training and/or performance background and experience, including links to previous work, research or personal interests, so Victoria knows who will be in the room. Include why you wish to do this Lab and how it relates to your practice. Email to [email protected] by 2 May 2021.

What to Bring
  • Warm loose comfortable clothing
  • Notebook and pen
  • Yoga mat
  • Water bottle
  • Any other materials or devices used for personal research
  • Your own utensils/food (fridge and microwave available)
ABOUT THE ARTIST

Victoria is an Australian-born artist working across the performing and visual arts as a dancer, choreographer, director, photographer and filmmaker. She currently lives on unceded Bidjigal land, Eora Nation, Sydney. Her ancestral affiliations are to Te Arawa, Rongowhaakata, Kahungunu, Irish, English and Finnish. Her work is philosophically liminal, inter-cultural and reinstates the power of Indigenous creativity through unraveling the complexities Indigenous people face within the politics of recognition, rematriation, and responsibility. Central to this is the honoring of whakapapa (kinship/lineages), mana wahine (indigenous-Maori feminism) and Indigiqueer revitalization within creation practices. Her work is a gradual binding of an intimate collaboration between artists, elders and communities. Victoria is currently developing new work with Métis multidisciplinary 2S singing thunderbird Moe Clark.

In collaboration with Charles Koroneho, Boris Bagattini, James Brown, Clytie Smith, Fausto Brusamolino & many others, their award-winning works have been presented in numerous festivals nationally and internationally. Her short film TAKE, in collab. with producer/editor Margot Nash won the Mana Whenua award at the Wairoa Maori film festival and has screened extensively across six continents. She is a founding member of De Quincey Co. since 2000, performing in over 50 productions.

ARTIST PASS DISCOUNT

Artist Pass holders receive a 30% discount on all Artist-2-Artist sessions plus exclusive free access to our Artist-2-Artist Archive. ARTIST PASS holders use your PROMO CODE when confirming the purchase (one discount ticket per ARTIST PASS per session)

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EXCHANGES AND REFUNDS

Brand X is happy to refund your booking if you are no longer able to attend (minus transaction fees of 1.75% + 30c) within 72 hours of the Artist 2 Artist session commencing. Please contact us via email on your receipt to arrange it.

Please stay home if you feel unwell or have been in any hotspots in the last 14 days (no cancellation fees apply). Email [email protected] to advise.

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