Dance Massive Masterclasses

James Batchelor. Photo Lorna Sim

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Dance Massive 2019 | March 12 – 24

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Dance Massive, the beating heart of Australian dance, presents its sixth incarnation from 12 – 24 March 2019 throughout Melbourne, Victoria.

Boasting an elaborate line-up of 30 productions – including 15 world premieres plus talks, screenings, workshops, industry events and large scale outdoor works, the 2019 program invites audiences to experience cutting-edge dance in all its diverse and vibrant glory.

A comprehensive biennial showcase, Dance Massive is the only contemporary dance festival in the country dedicated exclusively to Australian makers. The festival creates an irreplaceable connection between artists and audiences, with a vast national reach and an international reputation.

Dance Massive is a unique and long-standing collaboration between three leading arts houses in Melbourne: Arts HouseDancehouse and Malthouse Theatre. It is driven by three artistic visions, offering a rare multifaceted perspective of the Australian choreographic landscape. For the next edition, Dance Massive has extended its scope to include new associate partners, The SUBSTATION and Abbotsford Convent, alongside its long-term partner Ausdance Victoria.

Burrbgaja Yalirra. Photo Prudence Upton

Masterclass Series

Expand your dance practice by getting up close with some of Australia’s best dance practitioners at Dance Massive by participating in their Masterclasses.

Learn from James Batchelor, Marrugeku, Kristina Chan, Lucy Guerin Inc and Thomas E.S. Kelly as they share processes of making work while exploring improvisation, choreography, research, and intercultural practice.

James Batchelor / Wednesday 13 March 2019 at 12:00pm: 
This workshop is for emerging to mid-career artists with experience in dance or other movement based practices, including artists currently undertaking tertiary training.

Marrugeku / Monday 18 March 2019 at 12:00pm:
Participants should have two to three years of experience in one or more of dance, circus, street forms like parkour or hip hop, traditional or contemporary Indigenous dance, martial arts or other movement based practices. The workshop is also open to actors with some movement experience interested in improvisational movement processes to generate theatre.

Kristina Chan. Photo Lucy Parakhina

Kristina Chan / Tuesday 19 March 2019 at 12:00pm:
This workshop is for early to mid-career dancers and choreographers, including artists currently undertaking tertiary training.

Lucy Guerin / Wednesday 20 March 2019 at 12:00pm:
This workshop is for professional dancers and students in their final year of tertiary training.

Thomas E.S. Kelly / Friday 22 March 2019 at 12:00pm:
This masterclass is suitable for emerging dancers including artists currently undertaking full-time training.

Become a member of Ausdance and receive discounts to all masterclasses and future Ausdance events, workshops and dance education programs! For only $66 (full) or $33 (concession) per year you can join the professional dance network of Ausdance and access a great range of benefits. Join now.

Dance Massive Masterclasses