BodyWeather Training Program

BodyWeather is not just for dancers, but is for those who simply want to explore the body. Beginners and non-performers are welcome!

The 2017 BodyWeather Training Program is below. Stay posted as there’s more to come! If you’d like regular updates then subscribe to our BODYWEATHER E-NEWS on the home page and you’ll be kept up-to-date.

For more detailed info on the training go to the bottom of this page or HERE

BodyWeather Training Program 2017

BodyWeather training to keep your body moving and your mind active.

 

CURRENT

WEEKLY WEDNESDAY CLASSES: Block 6 starts 1 NOVEMBER led by Victoria Hunt & Tess de Quincey

WEEKLY WEDNESDAY CLASSES
led by Victoria Hunt & Tess de Quincey
Four Wednesdays 1, 8, 15, 29 NOVEMBER (please note, NO class 22 Nov)
Redfern Community Centre

Our sixth block of these popular four weekly classes will keep your body, mind and imagination fit and flowering! Also easy for newcomers to join as there’ll be lots of focus on the important foundational elements that make the training so powerful.

WHEN: Four Wednesdays 1, 8, 15, 29 NOVEMBER (please note, NO class 22 Nov)
WHERE: Redfern Community Centre, 29-53 Hugo St, Redfern
COST: *$22.50 per class or buy four classes in advance and pay only *$17.50 (discounted *$70 for full block of 4 classes)
BOOKINGS: Tickets for either the full block or for individual classes can ONLY be purchased via Eventbrite below
ENQUIRIES: victoria.hunt@bodyweather.net

BOOK HERE

*All payments include booking fees and GST and must be made prior to classes start via Eventbrite.

IMPRO-EXCHANGE 2017: 24-26 NOVEMBER led by Frank van de Ven

IMPRO-EXCHANGE 2017 
improvisation research lab
led by Frank van de Ven – BODYWEATHER AMSTERDAM 

 24-26 NOVEMBER
at UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY and CRITICAL PATH
The Drill, Rushcutters Bay

De Quincey Co is delighted to invite EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST from professional dancers, artists and wild cards to participate in this years IMPRO-EXCHANGE.

These labs are designed to explore the nature of improvisation between dancers and artists from different backgrounds, ages and traditions. Importantly the focus is on a collective as opposed to an individual rationale, forwarding a group sensibility but also fierce independence. The aim is to generate a forum for dialogue, exchange and discussion around strategies and processes of improvisation.

In curating and leading these labs, we would like to work with artists who have a focus on improvisation and who see this context as an opportunity for their professional development.

WHEN:  Friday-Sunday 24-26 November, 10am–4pm all 3 days
WHERE:  Fri 24 Nov at University of Sydney; Sat & Sun 25 & 26 Nov at Critical Path, Rushcutters Bay
EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST: should include a biography and tell us why the lab would be of relevance to your practice. Please email the EOI to info@DeQuinceyCo.net by DEADLINE LATEST Friday 3 November.
COST:  FREE however if your EOI is accepted we do encourage all participants to give a tax-deductible donation to DQC of at least $50 which will assist us to cover costs and enable the lab to happen.
ENQUIRIES:  info@DeQuinceyCo.net

TANK 2017 - image • dance • think research lab: 27 NOV – 2 DEC led by Frank van de Ven & Tess de Quincey

TANK 2017 – image • dance • think research lab

INTERNATIONAL 6-DAY MASTERCLASS
A manual of images from BODYWEATHER
led by Frank van de Ven & Tess de Quincey

 27 NOVEMBER – 2 DECEMBER
The University of Sydney

Explore how images arise in and around us, and how the body can be danced by these images and by the imagination!

We’re delighted to announce this new masterclass in a series that has developed over previous exciting laboratories 2011-2015 in Sydney and Melbourne. It is a very special opportunity to work with leading BodyWeather practitioners Frank van de Ven (Amsterdam) and Tess de Quincey (Sydney), who share the legacy of their training within MAI-JUKU, Min Tanaka’s performance group in Japan.

Through the construction of precise and varied environments, infinite layers of relationship are explored through the body and the mind, enabling physics to meet poetry.

Besides a rigorous introduction to this method of practice and a rich variety of images, the workshop will encourage the development of images by each participant for use in contemporary performance.

The process will culminate in a public symposium which will highlight links between performance practice and theory.

WHEN:  Mon 27 Nov 1-5pm; Tue-Sat 29 Nov – 2 Dec 10am-5pm.
WHERE: Rex Cramphorn Studio, The University of Sydney
COST: Early Bird *$350 by 5 NOVEMBER; full price *$550
BOOKINGS: Places are limited and can ONLY be purchased via Eventbrite below
ENQUIRIES info@DeQuinceyCo.net

BOOK HERE

*All payments include booking fees and GST and must be made prior to the workshop start via Eventbrite. Any cancellations must be made before 12 November to receive a refund (less $50 cancellation fee).

PAST

SYDNEY WEEKLY WEDNESDAY CLASSES: block 1 starts 1 February led by Victoria Hunt

led by VICTORIA HUNT
starting 1 FEBRUARY
REDFERN COMMUNITY CENTRE

Victoria Hunt leads the first new block of her highly popular four-weekly classes that will keep your body, mind and imagination fit and flowering! Also easy for newcomers to join as there’ll be lots of focus on the important foundational elements that make the training so powerful.

WHEN: Wednesdays February 1, 8, 15, 22; at 6.45pm – 9pm
WHERE: Redfern Community Centre, 29-53 Hugo St, Redfern
COST: *$20 one individual class
or discounted $65 for full block of 4 classes includes booking fees and GST
BOOKINGS: Tickets for either the full block or for individual classes can ONLY be purchased via Eventbrite below.
ENQUIRIES: victoria.hunt@bodyweather.net

BOOK HERE

*Cancellation of advance payment made by EFT Electronic Funds Transfer must be made latest one day prior to class to receive a refund (less $30/15 cancellation fee)

SYDNEY 'WIND' INTENSIVE: 17-19 February led by Tess de Quincey

SYDNEY ‘WIND’ INTENSIVE

17 & 19 FEBRUARY 2017

led by TESS DE QUINCEY
hosted by READYMADE WORKS, Ultimo

This is a new workshop devoted to the practice of ‘Wind’ that is a significant underlying thread in BodyWeather practice, embodying its essential principles. Previously taught only in her long-term residential intensives, Tess is wanting to impart her knowledge of the compexities of this work and has therefore decided to lead this weekend intensive with a specific focus on ‘Wind’.

Besides an MB (Mind><Body, Muscle><Bone) workout, the workshop will also provide the opportunity to practice the full Manipulations 1-7 which is a deep-going preparation of the body and mind for the ‘Wind’ work.

As forums for exploring perception, Tess’s workshops are renowned for providing insights into the body and different sensory modes of experience. This is one of only a few opportunities in 2017 to gain from her extensive expertise and engage with the leading BodyWeather practitioner in Australia.

As a progression over Friday night through Saturday and Sunday, participants will gain a powerful introduction to specific elements of BodyWeather practice.

This series of classes is for those who have some experience of BodyWeather and/or hold an intermediate level of dance or physical practice and who are committed to participating in all working sessions of the intensive.

WHEN: Friday 17 – Sunday 19 February 2017; Friday 6-9pm, Saturday & Sunday 10am – 5pm
WHERE: Readymade Works, 247-257 Bulwara Rd, Ultimo
COST: EARLY BIRD by 1 FEB $160* OR full price $280*
BOOKINGS: Places are limited. Bookings are essential and must be made through Eventbrite
ENQUIRIES: info@DeQuinceyCo.net

BOOK HERE

*All payments include booking fees and GST and must be made prior to workshop start by EFT Electronic Funds Transfer. Any cancellations must be made before 10 February to receive a refund (less $30 cancellation fee).

WEEKLY WEDNESDAY CLASSES: block 2 starts 12 APRIL led by Victoria Hunt

WEEKLY WEDNESDAY CLASSES

led by Victoria Hunt
Wednesdays April 12, 19, 26 and May 3; at 6.45 – 8.45pm
Redfern Community Centre

Victoria leads the second block of her highly popular four weekly classes that will keep your body, mind and imagination fit and flowering! Also easy for newcomers to join as there’ll be lots of focus on the important foundational elements that make the training so powerful.

WHEN: Four Wednesdays April 12, 19, 26 and May 3; at 6.45 – 8.45pm
WHERE: Redfern Community Centre, 29-53 Hugo St, Redfern
COST: *$22 per class or buy four classes in advance and pay only *$17.50 (discounted *$70 for full block of 4 classes)
BOOKINGS: Tickets for either the full block or for individual classes can ONLY be purchased via Eventbrite below
ENQUIRIES: victoria.hunt@bodyweather.net

BOOK HERE

*All payments include booking fees and GST and must be made prior to classes start via Eventbrite. Any cancellations must be made one day prior to class to receive a refund (less $30 cancellation fee).

BODYWEATHER BELLAMBI: 8-11 JUNE led by Linda Luke

BODYWEATHER BELLAMBI – 4-day retreat

led by Linda Luke
8th – 11th June
Bellambi NSW

This 4-day retreat at the beautiful Bellambi Beach invites dancers, performers and all artists to explore the body and research performance in relationship to environment, atmospheres and space. Besides daily physical training, specific provocations will deepen body awareness and sensorial perception.

WHEN: Arrival 3pm Thu 8 June, depart 5pm Sun 11 June
WHERE: Bellambi Surf Life Saving Club (approx 2hrs drive south of Sydney)
LODGING: Accommodation at the club is available $10 per night. Please request if interested
COST: EARLY BIRD $300 before 1 May / full price $400 includes vegetarian meals
MORE INFO: Click HERE
BOOKINGS: Please send a brief email to Linda explaining why you wish to join the workshop and attach a short bio about your practice HERE.

 

MANIPULATIONS MASTERCLASSES: start 24 JUNE led by Tess de Quincey

MANIPULATIONS MASTERCLASSES

led by Tess de Quincey
over 3 weekends
24 & 25 JUNE, 1 & 2, 8 & 9 JULY
hosted by READYMADE WORKS, Ultimo

This course of six masterclasses led by Tess de Quincey covers the full set of MANIPULATIONS 1-7, following on from the first extremely successful course in 2016.

Manipulations 1-7 are a series of precise forms that foster alignment and extend the body’s internal and external parameters through a focus on breath and weight.

Participants will be taken through each of the manipulations in great detail with the aim to attain a thorough working knowledge and initial competency with the full Manipulations 1-7 by the end of the course.

Manipulations is a key component of BodyWeather practice and whilst being a specific area of knowledge in it’s own right, it is also complimentary to the other two main areas of BodyWeather practice, MB (Mind><Body / Muscles><Bones) and Ground Work.

This series of classes is for people who have some experience of BodyWeather and/or hold an intermediate level of dance or physical practice and who are committed to participating in the full six days of the masterclass series.

WHEN: Saturdays & Sundays 24 & 25 June, 1 & 2, 8 & 9 July, 2–7pm all 6 days
WHERE: Readymade Works, 247-257 Bulwara Rd, Ultimo
COST: EARLY BIRD $180* by 1 May or FULL PRICE: $330* for all 6 sessions
BOOKINGS: Places are limited. Bookings are essential and must be made through Eventbrite
ENQUIRIES: info@DeQuinceyCo.net

BOOK HERE

*All payments include booking fees and GST and must be made prior to workshop start by EFT Electronic Funds Transfer. Any cancellations must be made before 15 June to receive a refund (less $30 cancellation fee).

WEEKLY WEDNESDAY CLASSES: Block 3 starts 5 JULY led by Victoria Hunt

WEEKLY WEDNESDAY CLASSES

led by Victoria Hunt
Wednesdays July 5, 12, 19 and 26 at 6.45 – 8.45pm
Redfern Community Centre

Victoria leads the third block of her highly popular four weekly classes that will keep your body, mind and imagination fit and flowering! Also easy for newcomers to join as there’ll be lots of focus on the important foundational elements that make the training so powerful.

WHEN: Four Wednesdays JULY 5, 12, 19, 26 at 6.45 – 8.45pm
WHERE: Redfern Community Centre, 29-53 Hugo St, Redfern
COST: *$22 per class or buy four classes in advance and pay only *$17.50 (discounted *$70 for full block of 4 classes)
BOOKINGS: Tickets for either the full block or for individual classes can ONLY be purchased via Eventbrite below
ENQUIRIES: victoria.hunt@bodyweather.net

BOOK HERE

*All payments include booking fees and GST and must be made prior to classes start via Eventbrite. Any cancellations must be made one day prior to class to receive a refund (less $30 cancellation fee).

MELBOURNE BODYWEATHER INTENSIVE: 21 - 23 JULY led by Tess de Quincey

MELBOURNE BODYWEATHER INTENSIVE
Beyond the Anthropocentric Body

led by Tess de Quincey
21 – 23 JULY
DANCEHOUSE

A key principle of BodyWeather practice is opening awareness to how the environment can shape and dance the body-mind. We are seeking to expose the intelligence and language that erupts from this field of matter and imagination. As this body is danced into view, the potential of transformative bodies unfolds – as questioning entities shaped by co-emergent wisdom.

The workshop is an open-ended enquiry, an exploration in exchange with each other. As a progression over Friday night through Saturday and Sunday, the workshop offers participants a thorough introduction into the BodyWeather practice and Butoh image work. The workshop is for people who have some experience of BodyWeather and/ or hold an intermediate level of dance or physical practice and who are committed to participating in the full 17 hours of the workshop.

This is an opportunity to engage with Australia’s leading BodyWeather practitioner who brought the practice to this country. Tess’s workshops are renowned as forums for exploring perception, providing insights into the body and different sensory modes of experience.

WHEN: 21-23 July 2017; Fri 6-9pm, Sat & Sun 10am–5pm
WHERE: Dancehouse, 150 Princes St, North Carlton
COST: EarlyBird $180* by 30 June OR full price $280*.
BOOKINGS: Places are limited. Bookings are essential and must be made through Eventbrite
ENQUIRIES: info@DeQuinceyCo.net

BOOK HERE

* All payments include booking fees and GST and must be made prior to workshop start by EFT Electronic Funds Transfer. Any cancellations must be made before 3 July to receive a refund (less $30 cancellation fee).

 

WEEKLY WEDNESDAY CLASSES: Block 4 starts 9 AUGUST led by Victoria Hunt

WEEKLY WEDNESDAY CLASSES
led by Victoria Hunt
Wednesdays August 9, 16, 23 and 30 at 6.45 – 8.45pm
Redfern Community Centre

Victoria leads the third block of her highly popular four weekly classes that will keep your body, mind and imagination fit and flowering! Also easy for newcomers to join as there’ll be lots of focus on the important foundational elements that make the training so powerful.

WHEN: Wednesdays August 9, 16, 23 and 30 at 6.45 – 8.45pm
WHERE: Redfern Community Centre, 29-53 Hugo St, Redfern
COST: *$22.50 per class or buy four classes in advance and pay only *$17.50 (discounted *$70 for full block of 4 classes)
BOOKINGS: Tickets for either the full block or for individual classes can ONLY be purchased via Eventbrite below
ENQUIRIES: victoria.hunt@bodyweather.net

BOOK HERE

*All payments include booking fees and GST and must be made prior to classes start via Eventbrite. Any cancellations must be made one day prior to class to receive a refund (less $30 cancellation fee).

WEEKLY WEDNESDAY CLASSES: Block 5 starts 27 SEPTEMBER led by Victoria Hunt & Tess de Quincey

WEEKLY WEDNESDAY CLASSES
led by Victoria Hunt & Tess de Quincey
Wednesdays September 27, October 4, 11, and 18 at 6.45 – 8.45pm
Redfern Community Centre

Our fifth block of these popular four weekly classes will keep your body, mind and imagination fit and flowering! Also easy for newcomers to join as there’ll be lots of focus on the important foundational elements that make the training so powerful.

WHEN: Wednesdays September 27, October 4, 11, and 18 at 6.45 – 8.45pm
WHERE: Redfern Community Centre, 29-53 Hugo St, Redfern
COST: *$22.50 per class or buy four classes in advance and pay only *$17.50 (discounted *$70 for full block of 4 classes)
BOOKINGS: Tickets for either the full block or for individual classes can ONLY be purchased via Eventbrite below
ENQUIRIES: victoria.hunt@bodyweather.net

BOOK HERE

*All payments include booking fees and GST and must be made prior to classes start via Eventbrite. Any cancellations must be made seven days prior to class to receive a refund (less $30 cancellation fee).

 

BodyWeather – detailed information about the practice

BodyWeather is a synthesis of Eastern and Western practice and thought that develops grounding, flexibility and sensitivity.

As a broadbased, comprehensive physical training, BodyWeather cultivates a conscious relation to the state of constant change inside and outside the body. The training generally draws from three main areas of the practice which vary between high-energy work and quiet, meditative explorations:-

MB (Muscles><Bones, Mind><Body): dynamic, rhythmic work-out for strength, flexibility & grounding.

Manipulations: a series of precise forms concerned with stretching and alignment.

Ground Work: a wide variety of exercises to develop sensorial focus, sensitivity and scope of expression.

FURTHER INFORMATION about all Sydney classes & workshops email info@DeQuinceyCo.net