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    Could dancing start a riot? Four-day Intensive Lab with Rosalind Crisp

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    Could dancing start a riot?

    A 4-day intensive Lab + 2 optional extra days of facilitated performing practice & reflection. 

    Monday July 8 - Thursday 11th July 11am - 4.30pm with optional Friday July 12 and Saturday July 13 11am - 4.30pm for facilitated performing practice and reflection.

    Following on from her retro-show, The real time it takes... (hailed as the 'soul of Liveworks' by the Saturday Paper) and short workshop at ReadyMade Works in 2023, Ros is back in Sydney to share her relentlessly attentive practice of live composition for performance. From the raw, felt mush of the material body, to her particularly articulated and playful compositional tools, get in the back seat for the ride!

    Rosalind Crisp is one of Australia's senior dance artists and a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. In 1996 she founded Omeo Dance studio which became the home of experimental dance in Sydney for ten years. In 2002 she was invited to Paris by Michel Caserta, Director of the Biennale de danse du Val de Marne and was Associate Artist of Atelier de Paris - Carolyn Carlson for the next ten years. She has created over 25 major productions touring to over 100 festivals in France, Germany, Finland, UK, Sweden, Switzerland, Ireland, Poland, Croatia, Estonia, Lithuania, Korea, Taiwan, Japan, USA and Australia.

    Her unique body of work situates the dancer as art maker, critically questioning dance through a rigorous practice of live composition, in all its certainty and doubt. Her long term studio exchanges with artists Lizzie Thomson, Phoebe Robinson, Peter Fraser, Céline Debyser, Isabelle Ginot, Bo Wiget, Andrew Morrish, and others, are fundamental to the evolution of her practice.

    Her project DIRt (Dance In Regional disasTer zones) expands to site specific work in East Gippsland's ravaged forests and woodlands, asking how dance can act meaningfully whilst we are hell bent on extinguishing Australia's native species. In 2021, with Andrew Morrish, she co-founded Orbost Studio for Dance Research, hosting curated residency exchanges in a rural area where the extractive conditions of contemporary Australian life are most exposed.

    More detailed information on Rosalind's teaching methodology can be found here:

    The lab is limited to 12 participants. Make sure to get in early! Please email Jane at if you would like to access a payment installation option.

    Image of Rosalind Crisp by Frank Post

    This Lab is supported by Create NSW and City of Sydney.

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