DRILL is Hobart’s only youth dance company specialising in contemporary work, founded in 2007 by Artistic Director, Joshua Lowe. It is the primary driver of the provision of contemporary dance
DRILL is Hobart’s only youth dance company specialising in contemporary work, founded in 2007 by Artistic Director, Joshua Lowe. It is the primary driver of the provision of contemporary dance engagement opportunities in Hobart for young people. Each DRILL project brings together a diverse group of movers who collaborate with professional artists, to develop and perform ambitious, high-energy dance works. DRILL creates an environment that is non-competitive, and fosters diversity and equality. Young people who join DRILL become part of a caring and supportive community, and their personal growth is nurtured regardless of their previous experience, who they are, or where they’re from. The company continues to offer opportunities as the dancers grow, which includes the Senior Company, mentorships, internships and other tailored workshops and programs. More information can be found at www.drillperformance.com Check out our videos at www.vimeo.com/drillperformance
The DRILL Junior Company is a contemporary dance program for young people aged 10 to 14. Running for eight weeks over October and November 2018, participants will meet twice a week at the Moonah Arts Centre to work with choreographer Joshua Lowe. Junior Company is a non-competitive, collaborative dance experience that values the young dancers’ input, and encourages them to engage with a theme and respond with their own choreography.
The project includes:
- Contemporary technique classes during which participants will learn dance phrases that promote freedom of movement, including floor work.
- Instruction on safe dance practice.
- Discussions on the topic/theme of the work and what about it interests the participants.
- Learning movement material made by the choreographer in response to the theme.
- Choreographic tasks that ask participants to create and share their own choreography, both individually and in groups.
- Activities that facilitate sharing, communication and the creation of new friendships.
- Two days at the Peter Underwood Centre in the city, working with new technology.
In the final week, the company will present the work at the Moonah Arts Centre, performing for their peers, family and community. The dancers will also perform at the MONA 24 Carrot Carnival on November 9th. There is no audition process for this project – interested participants just need to register at www.drillperformance.com and attend the call out.
(Wednesday) 12:00 pm