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Exposure - Summer Intensive

Tasdance’s Exposure is a week-long summer intensive for aspiring dancers to further their careers. Exposure is an opportunity for professional development and intense dance training and in 2017 offers an international masterclass by the dynamic directorial duo that heads up Greek dance theatre company, Jukstapoz.

Exposure 2017

In 2017, Tasdance is excited to welcome Paul Blackman and Christine Gouzelis as Exposure facilitators.

Shock The Body: 9 - 13 January, 2017

The 2017 masterclass is an introduction to Flying Low & Passing Through choreograhy and performance methodology by David Zambrano, as taught by Paul and Christine who were part of the elite group of dancers selected to participate in the "50Days/Costa Rica 2010" workshop.

Shock The Body is an exploration and journey into a variety of dynamics and qualities such as: Instant Change / Cohesion Expansion / Fragile Tension / Gathering Sending. The exploration enables training and shaping energy to produce physically demanding vocabulary within a playful state of battle. It will also introduce the unique principals and fundamentals based on David Zambrano's Flying low & Passing Through techniques.

More information on Flying Low & Passing Through technique

About Exposure

Exposure involves daily technique class, creative development of solo and group choreography, and a chance to work on performance skills. An exclusive opportunity for participants, the week culminates in an informal performance in front of some of Australia’s leading artistic directors, choreographers, and dance practitioners. In a competitive industry, the chance to perform in an intimate setting with potential employers ensures Exposure is a strategic career opportunity for young performers.

This initiative to support the growth and training of young dancers is not new for Tasdance. The Launceston-based company regularly employees a mix of young dancers entering their first professional contract alongside more seasoned performers.

Taking place every January, the summer intensive is timed to give aspiring dancers another opportunity to train prior to returning to tertiary study or venturing into the independent dance sector.

Feedback from 2016 participants

“Such an amazing week, I loved being surrounded by such passionate people and developing my choreography was ver valuable. Thank you so much!”

“The amount of information and experience that Gabrielle had to offer was great. It was enriching to have the whole week to discuss the experience of being a dancer in a very human and personal way.”

“I really enjoyed the diversity of skills we were able to learn/practice in the one week. Not only dance but lighting etc. I liked how open Felicity was, easy to approach. I enjoyed (the) discussion and honest feedback.”

“I enjoyed the chance to have some studio time, get back into shape, open up my mind a little at the beginning of the year. Thank you for the opportunity! Keep it up! This is so valuable.”

How to register

Registrations for Exposure 2017 close on 31st December, 2016

Register here

What you need to bring with you

  • Please prepare some solo dance material – approximately 1 – 2 minutes long. Don’t worry too much about your music choice, as the solo material will be adapted over the week.
  • Of course, bring your dance gear, and knee pads may come in handy.
  • Also, a pair of running / gym shoes might be good too.
  • Most importantly, pack a positive attitude and a team spirit.

What to expect

  • You will have morning technique class and the possibility of some additional fitness training.
  • The remainder of the day, you will work on both your solo dance work, as well as learning some group choreography.
  • Every participant will get the chance to perform solo and within group sections.
  • There will be short forums on issues like what to include in your dance CV, and how to present yourself the best to potential employers.

Places to stay

Check out a couple of back-packers. The first one is closest to Tasdance.