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 2020 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 2020

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

CURRENT

WEEKLY MONDAY CLASSES: Block 1 starts 27 JANUARY led by Victoria Hunt & Tess de Quincey


led by Victoria Hunt & Tess de Quincey
MONDAYS 27 JANUARY – 2 MARCH

ESCAC – East Sydney Community Arts Centre

Victoria & Tess lead the first block of our highly popular six-weekly 2hr-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: Mondays JANUARY 27, FEBRUARY 3, 10, 17, 24 and MARCH 3; 6.30 – 8.30pm
WHERE: ESCAC Rehearsal Space, 34-40 Burton St, Darlinghurst
MORE INFO: For background on BodyWeather click HERE and for all 2020 class dates see this page.
COST: *$25 one 2-hr class OR buy six classes in advance and pay only $15 for each class (discounted *$90 for full block of 6 classes)
BOOKINGS: Tickets for either the full block or for individual classes can ONLY be purchased via Eventbrite below as we are unable to accept on-site cash payment.
ENQUIRIES: info@dequinceyco.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 week prior to class to receive a refund (less $15/30 cancellation fee).

BODY/LANDSCAPE WORKSHOP - Country Victoria: 28 JANUARY – 2 FEBRUARY led by Frank van de Ven


led by Frank van de Ven
28 JANUARY – 2 FEBRUARY 2020

KOOYOORA STATE PARK

This intensive 6-day workshop is in the traditional land of the Dja Dja Wurrung people.The park includes rocky outcrops, eucalypts, orchids, rare plants, kangaroos, wallabies and 130 bird species.

Each day comprises partnered and individual BodyWeather investigations of the body as a landscape within, and intermingled with, a greater landscape. There will be shared feedback and time for each participant to work on an individual artistic project with support available at all times.

A reasonable level of fitness is needed but the workshop suits all ages and backgrounds. It may particularly appeal to performers, artists of all kinds, and people interested in ecology and natural history.

WHEN: Tue 28 JANUARY – Sun 2 FEBRUARY: arrive late afternoon Mon 27 JANUARY
WHERE: Kooyoora State Park, 2.5 hours northwest of Melbourne by car
MORE INFO: click HERE
COST*: Workshop fee $480, student/unwaged $400, to be fully paid by 1 Janauary 2020. Food and other costs $25 per day
TO APPLY: send a short cv and statement of motivation
ENQUIRIES: peterlfraser@gmail.com or 0439 012 900

*by booking this workshop you are booking directly with Frank van de Ven. De Quincey Co is not the producer or organiser of these workshops. All responsibility for the workshop/event lies with the organiser.

 

WEEKLY MONDAY CLASSES: Block 2 starts 23 MARCH led by Victoria Hunt & Tess de Quincey


led by Victoria Hunt & Tess de Quincey
MONDAYS 23 MARCH – 27 APRIL

ESCAC – East Sydney Community Arts Centre

Victoria & Tess lead the first block of our highly popular six-weekly 2hr-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: Mondays MARCH 23 & 30, APRIL 6, 13, 20, 27; 6.30 – 8.30pm
WHERE: ESCAC Rehearsal Space, 34-40 Burton St, Darlinghurst
MORE INFO: For background on BodyWeather click HERE and for all 2020 class dates see this page.
COST: *$25 one 2-hr class OR buy six classes in advance and pay only $15 for each class (discounted *$90 for full block of 6 classes)
BOOKINGS: Tickets for this block will be available for purchase closer to the time of the class date with a link provided here. Tickets for either the full block or for individual classes can ONLY be purchased via Eventbrite as we are unable to accept on-site cash payment.
ENQUIRIES: info@dequinceyco.net

*All payments include booking fees and GST and must be made prior to classes start via Eventbrite. Any cancellations must be made one week prior to class to receive a refund (less $15/30 cancellation fee).

 

WEEKLY MONDAY CLASSES: Block 3 starts 18 MAY led by Victoria Hunt & Tess de Quincey


led by Victoria Hunt & Tess de Quincey
MONDAYS 18 MAY – 22 JUNE

ESCAC – East Sydney Community Arts Centre

Victoria & Tess lead the first block of our highly popular six-weekly 2hr-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: Mondays MAY 18 & 25, JUNE 1, 8, 15, 22; 6.30 – 8.30pm
WHERE: ESCAC Rehearsal Space, 34-40 Burton St, Darlinghurst
MORE INFO: For background on BodyWeather click HERE and for all 2020 class dates see this page.
COST: *$25 one 2-hr class OR buy six classes in advance and pay only $15 for each class (discounted *$90 for full block of 6 classes)
BOOKINGS: Tickets for this block will be available for purchase closer to the time of the class date with a link provided here. Tickets for either the full block or for individual classes can ONLY be purchased via Eventbrite as we are unable to accept on-site cash payment.
ENQUIRIES: info@dequinceyco.net

*All payments include booking fees and GST and must be made prior to classes start via Eventbrite. Any cancellations must be made one week prior to class to receive a refund (less $15/30 cancellation fee).

 

WEEKLY MONDAY CLASSES: Block 4 starts 13 JULY led by Victoria Hunt & Tess de Quincey


led by Victoria Hunt & Tess de Quincey
MONDAYS 13 JULY – 17 AUGUST

ESCAC – East Sydney Community Arts Centre

Victoria & Tess lead the first block of our highly popular six-weekly 2hr-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: Mondays JULY 13, 20 & 27, AUGUST 3, 10, 17; 6.30 – 8.30pm
WHERE: ESCAC Rehearsal Space, 34-40 Burton St, Darlinghurst
MORE INFO: For background on BodyWeather click HERE and for all 2020 class dates see this page.
COST: *$25 one 2-hr class OR buy six classes in advance and pay only $15 for each class (discounted *$90 for full block of 6 classes)
BOOKINGS: Tickets for this block will be available for purchase closer to the time of the class date with a link provided here. Tickets for either the full block or for individual classes can ONLY be purchased via Eventbrite as we are unable to accept on-site cash payment.
ENQUIRIES: info@dequinceyco.net

*All payments include booking fees and GST and must be made prior to classes start via Eventbrite. Any cancellations must be made one week prior to class to receive a refund (less $15/30 cancellation fee).

WEEKLY MONDAY CLASSES: Block 5 starts 7 SEPTEMBER led by Victoria Hunt & Tess de Quincey


led by Victoria Hunt & Tess de Quincey
MONDAYS 7 SEPTEMBER – 12 OCTOBER

ESCAC – East Sydney Community Arts Centre

Victoria & Tess lead the first block of our highly popular six-weekly 2hr-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: Mondays SEPTEMBER 7, 14, 21 & 28, OCTOBER 5, 12; 6.30 – 8.30pm
WHERE: ESCAC Rehearsal Space, 34-40 Burton St, Darlinghurst
MORE INFO: For background on BodyWeather click HERE and for all 2020 class dates see this page.
COST: *$25 one 2-hr class OR buy six classes in advance and pay only $15 for each class (discounted *$90 for full block of 6 classes)
BOOKINGS: Tickets for this block will be available for purchase closer to the time of the class date with a link provided here. Tickets for either the full block or for individual classes can ONLY be purchased via Eventbrite as we are unable to accept on-site cash payment.
ENQUIRIES: info@dequinceyco.net

*All payments include booking fees and GST and must be made prior to classes start via Eventbrite. Any cancellations must be made one week prior to class to receive a refund (less $15/30 cancellation fee).

 

WEEKLY MONDAY CLASSES: Block 6 starts 2 NOVEMBER led by Victoria Hunt & Tess de Quincey


led by Victoria Hunt & Tess de Quincey
MONDAYS 2 NOVEMBER – 7 DECEMBER

ESCAC – East Sydney Community Arts Centre

Victoria & Tess lead the first block of our highly popular six-weekly 2hr-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: Mondays NOVEMBER 2, 9, 14, 16, 23 & 30, DECEMBER 7; 6.30 – 8.30pm
WHERE: ESCAC Rehearsal Space, 34-40 Burton St, Darlinghurst
MORE INFO: For background on BodyWeather click HERE and for all 2020 class dates see this page.
COST: *$25 one 2-hr class OR buy six classes in advance and pay only $15 for each class (discounted *$90 for full block of 6 classes)
BOOKINGS: Tickets for this block will be available for purchase closer to the time of the class date with a link provided here. Tickets for either the full block or for individual classes can ONLY be purchased via Eventbrite as we are unable to accept on-site cash payment.
ENQUIRIES: info@dequinceyco.net

*All payments include booking fees and GST and must be made prior to classes start via Eventbrite. Any cancellations must be made one week prior to class to receive a refund (less $15/30 cancellation fee).

 

 

 

PAST

BodyWeather Training Program 2019

 

WEEKLY THURSDAY CLASSES: Block 1 starts 24 JANUARY led by Victoria Hunt & Frank van de Ven


led by Victoria Hunt & Frank van de Ven
starting 24 JANUARY

Camperdown Commons

Victoria leads the third block of our 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 Thursdays JANUARY 24, 31, FEBRUARY 1 and 14 at 6.30 – 8.30pm
WHERE: Camperdown Commons, 31A Mallett St, Camperdown
COST: *$22.50 one 2-hr class OR buy four classes in advance and pay only $17.50 for each class (discounted *$70 for full block of 4 classes); cost includes booking fees and GST
BOOKINGS: Tickets for either the full block or for individual classes can ONLY be purchased via Eventbrite below; please note, we are unable to accept on-site cash payment.
ENQUIRIES: info@dequinceyco.net

BOOK HERE

*Cancellation must be made one week prior to the class to receive a refund (less $15/30 cancellation fee).

 

IMPRO-EXCHANGE 2019: 8 - 10 MARCH led by Peter Fraser & Tess de Quincey

improvisation research lab
led by Peter Fraser & Tess de Quincey
8-10 MARCH

at GLEBE TOWN HALL

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 intensive research laboratory as an opportunity for professional artistic development. For more about the lab, see HERE under What is Impro-Exchange?

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.

It’s vital for the collective process that all participants commit to being present for all working sessions of the lab, ie 10am – 4pm each of the three days. If your EOI is accepted, your place will first be confirmed once you make a tax-deductible donation of a minimum of $100 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 Sunday 10 FEBRUARY.

 

WEEKLY THURSDAY CLASSES: Block 2 starts 14 MARCH led by Victoria Hunt & Tess de Quincey


led by Victoria Hunt & Tess de Quincey
starting 14 MARCH

Camperdown Commons

Victoria leads the third block of our 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 Thursdays MARCH 14, 21, 28 and APRIL 4 at 6.30 – 8.30pm
WHERE: Camperdown Commons, 31A Mallett St, Camperdown
COST: *$22.50 one 2-hr class OR buy four classes in advance and pay only $17.50 for each class (discounted *$70 for full block of 4 classes); cost includes booking fees and GST
BOOKINGS: Tickets for either the full block or for individual classes can ONLY be purchased via Eventbrite below; please note, we are unable to accept on-site cash payment.
ENQUIRIES: info@dequinceyco.net

BOOK HERE

*Cancellation must be made one week prior to the class to receive a refund (less $15/30 cancellation fee).

 

WEEKLY THURSDAY CLASSES: Block 3 starts 2 MAY led by Victoria Hunt


led by Victoria Hunt
starting 2 MAY

Camperdown Commons

Victoria leads the third block of our 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 Thursdays MAY 2, 9, 16 and 23 at 6.30 – 8.30pm
WHERE: Camperdown Commons, 31A Mallett St, Camperdown
COST: *$22.50 one 2-hr class OR buy four classes in advance and pay only $17.50 for each class (discounted *$70 for full block of 4 classes); cost includes booking fees and GST
BOOKINGS: Tickets for either the full block or for individual classes can ONLY be purchased via Eventbrite below; please note, we are unable to accept on-site cash payment.
ENQUIRIES: info@dequinceyco.net

BOOK HERE

*Cancellation must be made one week prior to the class to receive a refund (less $15/30 cancellation fee).

WEEKLY THURSDAY CLASSES: Block 4 starts 20 JUNE led by Victoria Hunt


led by Victoria Hunt
starting 20 JUNE

Camperdown Commons

Victoria leads the third block of our 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 Thursdays JUNE 20, 27, JULY 4 and 11 at 6.30 – 8.30pm
WHERE: Camperdown Commons, 31A Mallett St, Camperdown
COST: *$22.50 one 2-hr class OR buy four classes in advance and pay only $17.50 for each class (discounted *$70 for full block of 4 classes); cost includes booking fees and GST
BOOKINGS: Tickets will be available closer to the time and will be advertised on our e-news. To subscribe to the e-news please fill out the form on this webpage. Tickets for either the full block or for individual classes can ONLY be purchased via Eventbrite below; please note, we are unable to accept on-site cash payment.
ENQUIRIES: info@dequinceyco.net

*Cancellation must be made one week prior to the class to receive a refund (less $15/30 cancellation fee).

BOOK HERE
WEEKLY THURSDAY CLASSES: Block 5 starts 25 JULY with Victoria Hunt & Tess de Quincey


led by Victoria Hunt & Tess de Quincey
starting 25 JULY

Camperdown Commons

Victoria leads the third block of our 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 Thursdays JULY 25 and AUGUST 1, 8, 15 at 6.30 – 8.30pm
WHERE: Camperdown Commons, 31A Mallett St, Camperdown
COST: *$22.50 one 2-hr class OR buy four classes in advance and pay only $17.50 for each class (discounted *$70 for full block of 4 classes); cost includes booking fees and GST
BOOKINGS: Tickets will be available closer to the time and will be advertised on our e-news. To subscribe to the e-news please fill out the form on this webpage. Tickets for either the full block or for individual classes can ONLY be purchased via Eventbrite below; please note, we are unable to accept on-site cash payment.
ENQUIRIES: info@dequinceyco.net

BOOK HERE

*Cancellation must be made one week prior to the class to receive a refund (less $15/30 cancellation fee).

WEEKLY THURSDAY CLASSES: Block 6 starts 31 OCTOBER led by Victoria Hunt


led by Victoria Hunt
starting 31 OCTOBER

Camperdown Commons

Victoria leads the third block of our 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 Thursdays OCTOBER 31 and NOVEMBER 7, 14, 21 at 6.30 – 8.30pm
WHERE: Camperdown Commons, 31A Mallett St, Camperdown
COST: *$22.50 one 2-hr class OR buy four classes in advance and pay only $17.50 for each class (discounted *$70 for full block of 4 classes); cost includes booking fees and GST
BOOKINGS: Tickets for either the full block or for individual classes can ONLY be purchased via Eventbrite below; please note, we are unable to accept on-site cash payment.
ENQUIRIES: info@dequinceyco.net

BOOK HERE

*Cancellation must be made one week prior to the class to receive a refund (less $15/30 cancellation fee).

 

 

 

 

BodyWeather – 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, imagination and capacity to respond.

See more detail here

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