A call for dancers: “Ginkgo Bath” at The Lab

Photo courtesy of Kirsty Duncan.
Kirsty Duncan's 'We Were One.'

Choreographer Kirsty Duncan announces a call for dancers for an immersive performance season planned for early June 2022, at The Lab, Light Square, Adelaide. Duncan is seeking experienced dancers, aged over 18, who have trained to a high level who would like to be part of the development and performance of the new contemporary dance work, Ginkgo Bath (working title). 

Kirsty Duncan.
Kirsty Duncan.

Duncan says the dancers will be a part of a supportive and friendly collaborative development process in creating the new work. She is planning an immersive, multi-dimensional experience using The Lab’s state-of-the-art 50-square metres of LED screens, transporting the audience and creating a dramatic backdrop for the new work. 

Dancers must register interest by 22 October, and a no-commitment workshop will be held on 26 October, at 7pm. The purpose of the workshop is to ensure this project is the right fit for each dancer and vice versa, to get a feel for the piece, and to ask any questions. 

Photo courtesy of Kirsty Duncan.

Duncan is asking for a dancer contribution fee of $190 each, to contribute to the cost of development (primarily rehearsal space). No other financial contributions or fundraising obligations will be required. Development and rehearsals are split into three phases from mid-November to May, meeting for weekly 2 hours sessions on a weeknight in the southern suburbs of Adelaide. 

Duncan has 10 years of experience choreographing contemporary pieces for stage performance, including three works in the Adelaide Fringe. She has a passion for working with adult dancers who, while not professional performers, are experienced, skilled dancers with a love for dance. She believes these dancers bring a joy to their practice and have varied life experiences which can enrich a piece. Duncan’s process begins in collaboration with the dancers to generate movement in response to themes or ideas. A professional graphic designer for leading Australian wine labels, as well as choreographer, Duncan enjoys crafting a dance work from a diverse movement base, exploiting her graphic design sense and designing with the movement and bodies in space. 

To express your interest, and for more details regarding the project, click here.

Dance Informa is the proud Media Sponsor for Ginkgo Bath.

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