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!

Josh appointed Artistic Director of Yellow Wheel

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DRILL Artistic Director Joshua has this week been announced at the new Artistic Director of Melbourne’s pre-professional contemporary dance company, Yellow Wheel!

Yellow Wheel was founded in 2012 by Adam Wheeler. In August this year Adam relocated to Launceston to take up the position of Artistic Director of Tasdance. 

Joshua already has a long history with Yellow Wheel, working as the Company Manager since 2012. In his new role as Artistic Director he will be supported by Yellow Wheel’s Associate Director, Kyall Shanks.

Yellow Wheel provides training and performance opportunities for highly-skilled young and emerging dancers and recent tertiary graduates, and is strongly connected to the dance industry in Melbourne.

Having just received organisational funding from Arts Tasmania, Joshua remains committed to his role with DRILL and the exciting program planned for 2019 and beyond. Working at the helm of both companies will allow Joshua to facilitate new opportunities for connection and collaboration between Tasmania and Victoria. A partnership between the two companies will support young Tasmanians seeking further training interstate, opening up new pathways and networks.

For more information on Yellow Wheel, visit www.yellowwheel.com.au 

Junior Dancers fill the MAC!

On Tuesday we held the call out for Junior Company, following on from a month-long workshop series in 18 primary schools (with 1,302 students) around Hobart. It was so amazing to see such a big group of new faces filling the Moonah Arts Centre, ready to dance. Junior Company will be rehearsing throughout October and November - keep an eye out for opportunities to see them perform!

Book a dance workshop for your school!

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DRILL offers flexible contemporary dance workshops for all students from Years 1 to 12, providing experienced and engaging staff to get your students moving in a fun and creative way. 

Primary School Workshops teach students about safe dance practice and warming up, stretching, anatomy, and how to develop movement from a theme or idea. Workshops also include fun choreography for your students to learn and perform.

Secondary School Workshops can be tailored to your curriculum needs, and usually introduce students to contemporary technique and choreography, as well as providing tasks that enable them to generate their own movement. Workshops can also be taught in improvisation technique, and duo work.

If you have a larger project in mind, we also have choreographers available to work with your students on developing choreography for longer pieces or performances, as well as deeper engagement through residencies. Don't forget each year in Term 2 we offer Dance Nexus, a five-week program for schools.

Our standard workshop fee is $60 per hour, with a negotiated travel fee for schools outside the Greater Hobart area. For longer projects, we are happy to negotiate the fee.

To get your students moving, contact DRILL Artistic Director Joshua Lowe on 0408 660 748 or josh@drillperformance.com to book in your workshop!

Presenting the 2018 Senior Company ... in film!

Presenting the 2018 Senior Company! This year we have been working over 5 months on the creative development for our 2019 major season, NEON. As a way to wrap up, we thought we’d bring some of the material together into a dance film.

This project has been made possible with the assistance of Arts Tasmania through the Minister for the Arts, Ogilvie High School, and the Macquarie Point Development Corporation.

Enjoy!