Are you a scientist based in Hobart? Come and volunteer with DRILL! We 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!
Hobart’s youth dance company DRILL provides a range of projects to support young people dancing and moving. Dance Nexus has been running annually with a relatively consistent group of schools in Glenorchy and the Southern Midlands since 2015. It employs a choreographer to work with up to 25 students at the selected schools, to create short dance pieces around a common theme. These are then performed together in a combined performance day.
In previous years the themes have included connection, environmental awareness, and the natural elements. 2019 follows on from 2018’s theme of fusing scientific learning and dance. DRILL will connect each school with a professional scientist, who will assist the choreographer and students to create a piece in response to their practice.
Rehearsals in schools are between April 22nd and June 6th, and the final performances will take place in the theatre at Montrose Bay High School on June 7th.
We’re looking for scientists who are interested in sharing their practice/research/work with our choreographer and one class of participating students, and assisting them to create a dance piece about their field of work. This will consist of a few meetings with the choreographer and one or two 1-hour lessons with the students. The exciting part of this project for you is you get to see your work interpreted and performed using dance, gain some community exposure, and it's a great teaching tool for these young students.
You can see the highlights from last years project here: https://vimeo.com/275579050
If you’re up for a fun project, or know someone who is, contact DRILL Artistic Director Joshua Lowe at firstname.lastname@example.org! 👩🏻🔬