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2017 Artists In Residence

Christine Gouzelis - Fragile Matter / Shock The Body 

After graduating from the acclaimed National Greek Academy of Dance, Christine received the DanceWeb scholarship for Impulstanz in Vienna where she trained and performed with various international artists and dancers. During and after her studies she became a member of the 'Hellenic Dance Company' and performed for choreographers such as Wim Vandekybus , Anton Lachky, Rootlessroot, Athina Vahla, Pascal Rioult and others.

Since 2004 she has been training and dancing in various creations internationally along side the renowned 'David Zambrano' master of performance and improvisational methods, he is known worldwide as the originator of 'Flying low' technique and 'Passing Through' improvised structures. Since 2005 Christine became a member of the Israeli U.K. based choreographer and associate artist of Sadlers Well's 'Jasmin Vardimon's Physical Dance Theatre Company' which is based in London.
Christine then went on to become rehearsal director of Jasmin Vardimon's company and also choreographed for the post graduate company of Jasmin Vardimon - JV2 .
She has also been rehearsal director for Anton Lachky's and Athina Vahla's productions whilst in Greece.

In 2010 she formed alongside Paul Blackman 'Jukstapoz Company' where they have created and performed various productions internationally within - United Kingdom/Iceland/China/Hong Kong/Austria/Singapore/Spain/Prague/Greece/Germany/Belgium/Italy. She has also lead workshops and seminars within many esteemed institutions such as the - Venice Biennale/Greenwich Dance/Iceland Academy of Performing Arts/Beijing BNU/Salzburg Experimental Dance Academy/Dans Centrum Jette/Sadlers Wells. Additionally she is also one of the senior lectures at the National Greek Academy of Dance.

Since 2014 Christine has been the Artist in Residence for the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts where she has created productions such as 'Fragile Matter', 'Echoing Woods', 'Savage Symphony' & 'Perplexed Harmony'. In 2014 she was nominated by the Hong Kong Dance Alliance for the award in 'best choreography' and 'best ensemble' for 'Fragile Matter'. 

Paul Blackman - Fragile Matter / Shock The Body

Whilst graduating from the regarded West Australian Academy of Performing Arts in 2002, Paul was accepted as one of the first apprentice's under Simon Dow and The WestAustralian Ballet. He then joined Buzz Dance Theatre in 2004 with Felicity Bott, where he toured regional and interstate Australia performing and working within country and remote communities.

By 2006 he was working and performing in New York City with the Battery Dance Company and Jonathan Hollander's "Dancing to Connect" programme which has currently reached over 54 countries worldwide. He also became a member of the Israeli U.K. based choreographer and associate artist of Sadlers Well's, Jasmin Vardimon Company, where he toured many memorable performance's internationally. This same year he was awarded 'Best Male Dancer' in the Ausdance Awards(Aus) and also nominated for the prestigious Helpmann Award(Aus) for dance. Later in 2007 he was again awarded 'Best Male Performer' by Article19(UK)

In 2010 Paul was selected to participate in the '50Days' workshop lead by Master 'David Zambrano'.  Extensively training and performing in both ‘Flying Low’ & ‘PassingThrough’ techniques He also work with David again in 2013 for the improvisational performance's 'Tierras Enamoradas'. Paul has continued his extensive career freelancing & working with various companies throughout Europe such as the formidable 'Rootlessroot' - Jozef Frucek and Linda Kapetanea - touring their most recent works up until 2016.   

Yet above all Paul has had the pleasure to be able to establish 'Jukstapoz Company' with Christine Gouzelis in 2010, where they have created and performed their own various productions internationally within: United Kingdom/Iceland/China/Hong Kong/Austria/Singapore/Spain/Prague/Greece/Germany/Belgium/Italy. He also lead numerous workshops and seminars around the world within such leadingorganisations as the: Venice Biennale/Sadlers Wells/Iceland Academy of Performing Arts/Dans Centrum Jette/Salzburg Experimental Dance Academy/RavneDans Festival/Greenwich Dance/National Greek School of Dance/Dance New Amsterdam/Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts.

Craig Everett

Criag Everett is a Tasmanian Aboriginal man who has grown up in and around Tasmania.  Craig's rather challenging upbringing has given him the foundation for knowing what is right from wrong and wanting to be a strong and positive role model for his six sons. Having danced since a young age, he now performs traditional dance in many schools, public and private events and has danced with other Aboriginal men across the Tasmanian Aboriginal community. Craig has also taught dance to many young boys including his six sons, with whom he performs with on many occasions.