We're looking for scientists!

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Are you a scientist based in Hobart? Come and volunteer with DRILL! Together with Young Tassie Scientists were are looking for professionals to share their scientific practice with school students and help us make contemporary dance pieces for our combined schools program, Dance Nexus!

If you’re up for a fun project, or know someone who is, contact DRILL Artistic Director Joshua Lowe at josh@drillperformance.com! 👩🏻‍🔬

DRILL's 2019 Program

We are very excited to share with you the launch of our 2019 program! In what will be DRILL's biggest year to date, we will be sharing seven new performances, working with thirteen project partners, creating dance with seventeen local schools, and getting thousands of local young people moving!

Some highlights include:

+ Our major season NEON, choreographed by Joshua Lowe, Angela Barnard and Jaala Jensen, with original scores created by three emerging composers, supported by the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.

+ Commissioning The Stance by Liesel Zink,  presented as a part of Ten Days on the Island.

+ A new program for eleven primary and secondary schools in the City of Clarence, delivered in collaboration with Dancenorth.

+ Connecting practicing scientists with students in our Dance Nexus program, with the help of Young Tassie Scientists.

+ Launching a new choreographic program in partnership with Tasdance and Salamanca Arts Centre to support emerging local choreographers.

+ Offering two Junior Companies, one on the Eastern Shore and one hosted by Moonah Arts Centre.

Junior Contemporary Classes in Term 1

In 2019 DRILL will be offering weekly contemporary dance classes for 9-14 year olds.

Classes will focus on introducing safe dance practice and warm up, stretching, contemporary technique, floor work, partner work, and improvisation. Led by professional choreographer and teacher Angela Barnard, these non-competitive classes will be fun, inclusive, and encourage the young dancers to find joy in movement and movement creation.

Term 1 includes nine classes, February 13th to April 10th.

Wednesdays
4pm to 5:30pm
Ogilvie High School Studio
228 New Town Road, New Town.

These classes are suitable for beginner dancers, those who have trained in other styles, and those with a little experience in contemporary.

If you have any questions please contact DRILL Artistic Director Joshua Lowe at josh@drillperformance.com or 0408 660 748.

Be a part of The Stance in 2019!

DRILL is very excited to announce its first project for 2019, The Stance by Liesel Zink!

The Stance is a monumental dance and sound performance that investigates the choreography of bodies in protest. Inspired by recent protests led by young Australians, The Stance questions how and why we protest, what makes us go to the streets to march, and how can we make the voice of the youth heard?

Participating dancers will work with choreographer Liesel Zink and The Stance performer Gabriel Comerford (Tasdance), and will remount the work through process-driven rehearsals. The project offer the opportunity to learn from internationally recognised dance artists and become part of the lineage of a nationally significant dance work.

This project is aimed at young and pre-professional dancers, tertiary students and graduates.

Click here to find out more about The Stance and to register!

Check out the video below of The Stance being performed in Brisbane!

Everything is This Week!

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After presenting Nothing at the Queens Domain water reservoirs, and Something at TMAG, Everything is the last in our site-specific improvised trilogy. Join us on December 9th at 5pm at the Resource Work Cooperative, where we will be riding around in shopping trolleys, getting lost in a sea of recyclables and smashing some things up! For the first time the DRILL Senior and Junior Companies will be joining forces for this epic performance. As usual, tickets will sell out before performance day, so click the button below to book now!

Cybernetic Performance

On Thursday last week the DRILL Junior Company performed their work Cybernetic at the Moonah Arts Centre. Over three sold out performances, the show was seen by students from Bowen Road and Springfield Gardens Primary Schools and the public. Working with fusing dance, science and technology, the piece included Makey Makey circuitry to trigger choreography and sound, and Simploid the NAO Robot, both provided by the Peter Underwood Centre. Led by choreographers by Joshua Lowe and Hannah Vermeulen, the majority of the choreography was created and developed by the cast of twenty dancers. Check out some of the photos below!

Confluence: A Short Dance Film

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Created by Joshua Lowe and Mountain Heights School Students
Queenstown, Tasmania.

Over a two-week residency DRILL Artistic Director Joshua Lowe worked with students to create a piece about finding the balance between individuality and unity, and how group connections can support the individual. The film is aptly named Confluence, after the confluence of the King and Queen Rivers, just outside of Queenstown.

Cybernetic: Junior Company 2018 tickets on sale!

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Cybernetic features 20 local young movers aged 9-14 who have been working with choreographers Joshua Lowe and Hannah Vermeulen since October this year. The work explores the evolution of the human body and how this now continues with the advancement of technology. Cybernetic includes contemporary choreography created by the cast, alongside new technology such as a NAO robot, makeymakey circuitry, and lasers. We invite you to come and see the fantastic work they have created.

Thursday November 29th at 6pm & 7pm
Moonah Arts Centre
23-27 Albert Road, Moonah

TICKETS HAVE NOW SOLD OUT!