Impro-Exchange

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IMPRO-EXCHANGE 2017

One Hour Improvisation
SUNDAY 26 NOVEMBER 2-3pm
free entry and refreshments

THE DRILL – CRITICAL PATH
1C New Beach Rd, Darling Point (Rushcutters Bay)

We have a fabulous mob of artists who invite you to join us for our annual exploration of improvisation between artists from different backgrounds, ages and traditions. Culminating a 3-day laboratory led by Frank van de Ven from Body Weather Amsterdam we invite you to join us in shaping the moment!

 

 

 

 

IMPRO-EXCHANGE is a process of intensive laboratories and public performances which aims to explore the nature of improvisation between dancers and artists from different backgrounds, ages and traditions. It also aims to generate a forum of dialogue, exchange and discussion around strategies and processes of improvisation – for both participants and audiences. Each lab is intricately structured and has a specific focus (eg energy, motif, space, composition) which links and accumulates the experiences of previous labs.

Three hundred artists from all around the country have engaged in this process since inception in 2006, and a pooling of more than fifty dancers regularly participate. The build-up of shared experience that has emerged is a major objective of these labs.  Usually each lab culminates in a one hour improvisation for general public, inviting feedback.

Since 2015 these labs have been funded by De Quincey Co. From 2006 to 2014, these labs were funded by Critical Path, an organisation dedicated to the development of dance in NSW, and supported by Performance Space in 2010; they were also assisted by De Quincey Co through THE WEATHER EXCHANGE, an initiative supporting the development of artists based in BodyWeather and related disciplines.

 
 

 
 

UPCOMING

IMPRO EXCHANGE 2017

led by FRANK VAN DE VEN, Body Weather Amsterdam
24 – 26 NOVEMBER 2017

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST are invited from professional dancers, interdisciplinary artists and wild cards who would like to attend and contribute to this exchange. In curating and leading these labs as an ongoing process linking each year, we would like to work with artists who have a focus on improvisation and who see this context as an opportunity for their intensive research laboratory.

Importantly the focus is on a collective as opposed to an individual function, forwarding a group sensibility but also fierce independence. The aim is to generate a forum for dialogue, exchange and discussion around strategies, processes and potential of improvisation.

On the third day of this lab we plan a one-hour improvisation for audience, inviting feedback. This is an extension of the observation and feedback that is inherent within the planned structure of each lab and which is an integral aspect of BodyWeather, the formative practice underlying the structuring of Impro-Exchange.

Participants are required to commit to being present for all working sessions within one lab, ie during the working hours 10am – 4pm each of the three days. Although the lab is free of charge, if your EOI is accepted, we encourage you to make a tax-deductible donation of at least $50 to assist us in covering costs and enabling the lab process to happen.

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 LATEST Friday 3 NOVEMBER.

 

 

 
 

PREVIOUS

IMPRO EXCHANGE 2016

18 – 20 November
led by Frank Van De Ven

Artists:  Narelle Benjamin, Thomas Bradley, Alice Cummins, Tess de Quincey, Martin del Amo, Lux Eterna, Viola Iida, Sue Kenney, Alexandra Knox, Julie-Anne Long, Linda Luke, Madeleine Miller, Pepa Molina, Ranen O’Keefe, Sara Pini, Kevin Privett, Cinzia Schincariol, Matt Shilcock, Karen Therese.

IMPRO EXCHANGE 2015-2

23 – 25 October
led by Frank van de Ven

Artists: Tess de Quincey, Angela French, Ryuichi Fujimura, Leah Grycewicz, Nikki Heywood, Weizen Ho, Joanne Hobern, Yoka Jones, Lisa Maris McDonell, Jacqui Otago, Alan Schacher, Christie Woodhouse.

IMPRO EXCHANGE 2015-1

IN TOUCH,  7 – 9 February
led by Peter Fraser & Tess de Quincey

Artists: Henrietta Baird, Tess de Quincey, Peter Fraser, Weizen Ho, Yoka Jones, Anice Jeffries, Krisztina Joos, Anna Kuroda, Lexi Land, Linda Luke, Kirsten Packham, Michelle Soo.

IMPRO-EXCHANGE 2014-2

21-23 November
led by Martin del Amo

Artists: Tully Doole, Martin del Amo, Liz Dunn, Chloe Fournier, Leeke Griffin, Leah Gryzewicz, Raghav Handa, Nicole Hector, Kirsty Kiloh, Anna Kuroda, Monique Lyle, Caterina Mocciola,  Rhiannon Newton, Kirsten Packham, Nick Power, Cinzia Schincariol, Latai Taumoepeau, Frank van de Ven, Ivey Wawn

IMPRO-EXCHANGE 2014-1

IMAGINATION, TOUCH & MUSICALITY, 21-23 March
led by Tess de Quincey and Peter Fraser

Artists: Margi Brown Ash, Tess de Quincey, Martin del Amo, Peter Fraser, Leah Grycewicz, Raghav Handa, Nicole Hector, Yoka Jones, Krisztina Joos, Kirsty Kiloh, Kieran Law, Linda Luke, Monique Lyle, Anita Maritz, Caterina Mocciola, Kathryn Puie, Lynne Santos, Georgia Snowball, Vicki van Hout

IMPRO-EXCHANGE 2013-2

10 – 12 October
led by Peter Fraser

Artists:   Narelle Benjamin, Ryuichi Fujimura, Weizen Ho, Janette Hoe, Yoka Jones, Kirsty Kiloh, Karen Kirkhoven, Lian Loke, Lisa Maris McDonell, Kirsten Packham, Lynne Santos, Alan Schacher, Trish Wood, Victoria Hunt

IMPRO-EXCHANGE 2013-1

RAMP UP THE REALISM,  7 – 9 February
led by Martin del Amo & Tess de Quincey

Artists:  Jay Bailey, Tess de Quincey, Martin del Amo, Maya Gavish, Raghav Handa, Sue Healey, Nikki Heywood, WeiZen Ho, Kirsty Kiloh, Kyra Kimpton, Julie-Anne Long, Linda Luke, Lisa McDonell, Cleo Mees, Kirsten Packham, Ellen Rijs

IMPRO-EXCHANGE 2012-2

INHABITED BY SPACE & IMAGINATION,  29 November – 1 December

Artists: Jay Bailey, Narelle Benjamin, Nadia Cusimano, Alice Cummins, Tess de Quincey, Martin del Amo, Maya Gavish, Raghav Handa, Nikki Heywood, WeiZen Ho, Joshua Hoare, Kirsty Kiloh, Anna Maclean, Caterina Mocciola, Jeremy Neideck, Marnie Orr, Kirsten Packham, Latai Taumoepeau.

IMPRO-EXCHANGE 2012-1

PAINTED BY SPACE,  30 August – 1 September

Artists: Maya Gavish, Leeke Griffin, Erica Rose Jeffrey, Kirsty Kiloh, Lian Loke, Cleo Mees

IMPRO-EXCHANGE 2011-2

CUBIC SPACE – INTERNAL & EXTERNAL,  24 – 26 November

Artists: Narelle Benjamin, Sofie Burgoyne, Alice Cummins, Tess de Quincey, Martin del Amo, Ryuichi Fujimura, Maya Gavish, Raghav Handa, Nikki Heywood, Nick Keys, Kirsty Kiloh, Lian Loke, Linda Luke, Caterina Mocciola, Katina Olsen, Kathryn Puie and Miranda Wheen.

IMPRO-EXCHANGE 2011-1

CUBIC SPACE – PHYSICS & THE IMAGINATION,  12 – 14 May

Artists:  Narelle Benjamin, Sarah Black, Alice Cummins, Tess de Quincey, Martin del Amo, Peter Fraser, Raghav Handa,  Gareth Hart, Nikki Heywood, WeiZen Ho, Victoria Hunt, Kirsty Kiloh, Linda Luke, Jeremy Neideck, Katina Olsen, Ellen Riis and Vicki van Hout.

IMPRO-EXCHANGE 2010-3

COMPOSITION,  2 – 4 December

Artists:  Tess de Quincey, Martin del Amo, Ryuichi Fujimura, Kirsty Kiloh, Linda Luke, Shaun McLeod, Venettia Millar, Latai Taumoepeau and Vicki van Hout.

IMPRO-EXCHANGE 2010-2

ENERGY & STRUCTURE,  4 – 6 November

Artists: Narelle Benjamin, Tess de Quincey, Martin del Amo, Peter Fraser, Ryuichi Fujimura, Kirsty Kiloh, Kathryn Puie, Alan Schacher, Nancy Wijohn.

IMPRO-EXCHANGE 2010-1

SPACE & TIME,  20 – 22 May

Artists:  Narelle Benjamin, Tess de Quincey, Martin del Amo, Ryuichi Fujimura, Alexandra Harrison, Mark Hill, WeiZen Ho, Victoria Hunt, Lian Loke, Linda Luke, Annalouise Paul, Latai Taumoepeau.

IMPRO-EXCHANGE 2009

26 – 28 February

Artists: Narelle Benjamin, Tess de Quincey, Martin del Amo, Jade Dewi Tyas Tunggal,  Peter Fraser, Ryuichi Fujimura, Ghenoa Geia, Lian Loke, Linda Luke, Ahil Ratnamohan, Alan Schacher and Vicki Van Hout.

IMPRO-EXCHANGE 2007

AN IMPROVISATION ENGINE,  19 – 21 November
led by Oguri

Artists:  Henrietta Baird, Narelle Benjamin, Tom Davies, Martin del Amo, T J Eckleberg, Janie Gibson, Nikki Heywood, Victoria Hunt, Kirsty Kiloh, Lian Loke, Linda Luke, Lee Pemberton.

IMPRO-EXCHANGE 2006

11 & 18 & 19 November with 26 dancers & 13 musicians

Artists: Narelle Benjamin, Tom Davies, Tess de Quincey, Martin del Amo, Peter Fraser, Alexandra Harrison, Kristina Harrison, Victoria Hunt, Linda Luke, Lizzie Thomson, Yumi Umiumare, Bernadette Walong, Tony Yap.

Musicians:  Chris Abrahams, Karen Booth, Monica Brooks, Clare Cooper, Jim Denley, Rosie Dennis, Dale Gorfinkel, Sachiko M, Emily Morandini, Michael Sheridan, Amanda Stewart, Clayton Thomas, Ami Yoshida.