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 2021

BodyWeather training to keep your body-mind and imagination fluid, thriving and questioning.

BLOCK 1 classes are Covid-Safe and START 8 FEBRUARY click HERE for COVID-Safety Requirements

CURRENT

WEEKLY MONDAY CLASSES: Block 1 starts 8 FEBRUARY led by Victoria Hunt & Tess de Quincey


led by Victoria Hunt & Tess de Quincey
MONDAYS 8 FEBRUARY – 15 MARCH

ESCAC – East Sydney Community and Arts Centre

Tess leads 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 FEBRUARY 8, 15, 22; MARCH 1, 8, 15; time: 7 – 9pm
WHERE: ESCAC Rehearsal Space, 34-40 Burton St, Darlinghurst
MORE INFO: For background on BodyWeather click HERE and for all 2021 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 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). IF CLASSES ARE CANCELLED DUE TO COVID you will be refunded.

IF CLASSES ARE CANCELLED DUE TO COVID you will be refunded.
Please check the COVID-Safety Requirements HERE.

IMPRO-EXCHANGE 2021: Improvisation research lab starts 12 MARCH led by Tess de Quincey

improvisation research lab
led by Tess de Quincey
Fri 12 – Sun 14 MARCH 2021
Rex Cramphorn Studio, The University of Sydney

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 below 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 – 5pm each of the first two days and on the third performance day 10am – 6pm. 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.

This laboratory will be recorded on video and sound as part of the research Tess de Quincey is doing in her PhD. The recorded material will potentially contribute to a chapter about the process of improvisation on Body Weather practice. Participants will be asked to sign a Participant Consent Form and will have the opportunity to review any quotes or images involving them and to withdraw their consent for the use of that material in the thesis.

I reckon we should put it in as the penultimate para… i.e. after para 4: …enabling the process to happen. Before the last para about the Expressions of Interest.

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST should include a biography and tell us why the lab would be of relevance to your practice. If you wish to register early interest, please email the EOI to info@DeQuinceyCo.net  by LATEST Sunday 24 JANUARY 2021.

WEEKLY MONDAY CLASSES: Block 2 starts 12 APRIL led by Tess de Quincey


led by Tess de Quincey
MONDAYS 12 APRIL – 17 MAY

ESCAC – East Sydney Community and Arts Centre

Tess leads the second 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 APRIL 12, 19, 26; MAY 3, 10, 17; time: 7 – 9pm
WHERE: ESCAC Rehearsal Space, 34-40 Burton St, Darlinghurst
MORE INFO: For background on BodyWeather click HERE and for all 2021 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: A BOOKING LINK through Eventbrite will be provided before the class begins. 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).

IF CLASSES ARE CANCELLED DUE TO COVID you will be refunded.
Please check the COVID-Safety Requirements HERE.

WEEKLY MONDAY CLASSES: Block 3 starts 14 JUNE led by Tess de Quincey


led by Tess de Quincey
MONDAYS 14 JUNE – 19 JULY

ESCAC – East Sydney Community and Arts Centre

Tess leads the third 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 JUNE 14, 21, 28; JULY 5, 12, 19; time: 7 – 9pm
WHERE: ESCAC Rehearsal Space, 34-40 Burton St, Darlinghurst
MORE INFO: For background on BodyWeather click HERE and for all 2021 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: A BOOKING LINK through Eventbrite will be provided before the class begins. 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).

IF CLASSES ARE CANCELLED DUE TO COVID you will be refunded.
Please check the COVID-Safety Requirements HERE.

WEEKLY MONDAY CLASSES: Block 4 starts 16 AUGUST led by Tess de Quincey


led by Tess de Quincey
MONDAYS 16 AUGUST – 20 SEPTEMBER

ESCAC – East Sydney Community and Arts Centre

Tess leads the fourth 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 AUGUST 16, 23, 30; SEPTEMBER 6, 13, 20; time: 7 – 9pm
WHERE: ESCAC Rehearsal Space, 34-40 Burton St, Darlinghurst
MORE INFO: For background on BodyWeather click HERE and for all 2021 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: A BOOKING LINK through Eventbrite will be provided before the class begins. 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).

IF CLASSES ARE CANCELLED DUE TO COVID you will be refunded.
Please check the COVID-Safety Requirements HERE.

WEEKLY MONDAY CLASSES: Block 5 starts 18 OCTOBER led by Tess de Quincey


led by Tess de Quincey
MONDAYS 18 OCTOBER – 22 NOVEMBER

ESCAC – East Sydney Community and Arts Centre

Tess leads the fifth 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 OCTOBER 18, 25; NOVEMBER 1, 8, 15, 22; time: 7 – 9pm
WHERE: ESCAC Rehearsal Space, 34-40 Burton St, Darlinghurst
MORE INFO: For background on BodyWeather click HERE and for all 2021 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: A BOOKING LINK through Eventbrite will be provided before the class begins. 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).

IF CLASSES ARE CANCELLED DUE TO COVID you will be refunded.
Please check the COVID-Safety Requirements HERE.

 

PAST

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 and 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 January 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

Due to the situation with Covid-19 THESE CLASSES ARE NOW CANCELLED.

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

ESCAC – East Sydney Community and 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 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).

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

Due to the situation with Covid-19 THESE CLASSES ARE NOW CANCELLED.


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

ESCAC – East Sydney Community and 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

Let’s ensure we keep COVID-SAFE so please check: Stay-safe-at-BRAND-X
Brand-X has great systems in place to enable us to protect each other.
But, if you are feeling UNWELL, PLEASE STAY AT HOME.

led by Victoria Hunt
MONDAYS 13 JULY – 17 AUGUST

ESCAC – East Sydney Community and Arts Centre

Victoria leads this fourth 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 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

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).

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

Due to the situation with Covid-19 THESE CLASSES ARE NOW CANCELLED.

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

ESCAC – East Sydney Community and 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 and 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, 16, 23 & 30, DECEMBER 7; new time slot 7 – 9pm
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 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).

 

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