DRILL 2019 PROGRAM
MAJOR SEASON: NEON
In 2019 DRILL will present it’s next major work, NEON, choreographed by Joshua Lowe, Angela Barnard, and returning DRILL alumna Jaala Jensen.
NEON will be a free-roaming experience, with audiences given the choice of how to watch and listen to each of the three works, which are performed simultaneously on loop. Featuring musical scores created by Jonathan Dieckfoss, Claire Farrell, Rhys Gray, and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, combined with a riotous design of light and colour, this work will be a truly unique experience for audiences. Also a part of National Science Week, NEON audiences will begin their experience with an hour of scientific experiments with artistic outcomes.
CARBON • KRYPTON • LITHIUM
NEON began by focusing on three of the many core building blocks of the Universe; the chemical elements. Each choreographer chose one element and used this is a launching pad for their own choreographic investigation during a five-month creative development in 2018. They drew inspiration from the elements’ chemical makeup, physical forms and practical uses, but also expanded on this to explore abstract concepts and metaphors that have relevance to both the participants and audiences.
NEON takes place during the International Year of the Periodic Table.
AUGUST 14TH - 17TH, 2019
BAYVIEW SECONDARY COLLEGE
This monumental dance and sound performance investigates the choreography of bodies in protest. Performed across Australia, Asia and Europe, this latest iteration will interweave the voices of young Tasmanians into movement and sound, creating a powerful and moving experience. An ensemble of Tasmanian dancers will occupy public space and perform to live music transmitted through wireless headsets.
Inspired by recent protests led by young Australians, The Stance questions what it means to put your body on the line for something you believe in. Both highly political and physically demanding, this imposing act of endurance channels the history of public protest and recent acts of global activism.
The Stance has been created by Brisbane-based choreographed Liesel Zink and in 2019 will be a part of Ten Days on the Island.
Audiences are invited to view the work at any point during the two and a half hour duration.
Saturday March 23rd, 2019
10am to 12:30pm
Elizabeth Street Mall
this is a free event
Moving East is a new program for DRILL, supported by the Clarence City Council. Over two terms DRILL will work with primary and secondary schools in Clarence, connecting them with a professional dance artist to collaboratively create short works to be presented at public events.
DUST / Clarence Plains Festival
In collaboration with Dancenorth (QLD) and Ten Days on the Island, DRILL will work with five schools to create their own short dance pieces themed on Dust by Dancenorth, which is touring to Hobart in March. Students will work with artist Felicity Bott over five weeks, and then present their pieces at the Clarence Plains Harvest Festival. Students will also attend a performance of Dust, and meet the Dancenorth dancers in a workshop! Participating schools include Bayview Secondary College, Rokeby Primary, Clarendon Vale Primary, and South Arm Primary.
Saturday March 30th, 2019
Clarendon vale Primary School
this is a free event
World Games Day
DRILL choreographer Hannah Vermeulen will work with students to create short dance pieces to be performed at World Games Day in Clarence. Each school has been connected with a scientist from the Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies or the Australian Antarctic Division, who will share their work with the students and help them create their dance piece. Participating schools include Rose Bay High, Bayview Secondary College, Lindisfarne North Primary, Risdon Vale Primary, Warrane Primary, and Bellerive Primary.
Sunday June 30th, 2019
this is a free event
Dance Nexus is DRILL’s annual combined schools dance program. Each year we work with selected primary and secondary schools in a 5-week in-school residency to create dance pieces around a common theme.
In 2019 DRILL will connect each school with a professional scientist, who will assist choreographer Felicity Bott and the students to create a piece in response to their practice. Classes include learning about safe dance practice, warm up, learning contemporary choreography, and developing movement through task-based choreography. Schools will come together for a combined performance day at Montrose Bay High School on June 7th. In 2019 the participating schools are Montrose Bay High, Windermere Primary, Glenorchy Primary, Moonah Primary and Kempton Primary.
Friday June 7TH, 2019
Montrose Bay High School
DRILL CHOREOGRAPHIC PROGRAM
Through a new partnership with Tasdance, Artistic Director Adam Wheeler will mentor young dancers as they create and present their own short dance works. Over four weeks, Tasmanian participants will be given space, guidance, and provocation, while undertaking a choreographic exploration that is of interest to them. In partnership with Salamanca Arts Centre, participants will be invited to use the entire building and grounds, creating opportunity for site-specific work.
APPLICATIONS WILL OPEN IN SEPTEMBER
After an incredibly successful Junior Company program in 2018, DRILL will be offering two Junior Companies in 2019, one in Glenorchy and one in Clarence. This program is assisted by the MONA 24 Carrot Carnival, which is facilitating a workshop series for 1,200 primary students in the lead up to the call out for participants. The eight-week program for dancers aged 10-14 will teach contemporary technique, improvisation, choreography, and collaboratively create and present a work. Through a partnership with the Peter Underwood Centre, the program is an eligible learning destination for Children’s University.
Junior Company North is hosted by Moonah Arts Centre, and choreographed by Angela Barnard. Junior Company East will be choreographed by Hannah Vermeulen.
REGISTRATIONS WILL OPEN IN SEPTEMBER
For more information or queries about the DRILL 2019 Program, please get in contact with us.