De Quincey Co and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Cultural Space warmly invite you to share our research

10th Anniversary – One-Hour Performance Improvisation

led by FRANK VAN DE VEN, BodyWeather Amsterdam

performance 2-3pm
refreshments 3-4pm

160 St John’s Road, Glebe
FREE ENTRY – no bookings necessary

PERFORMERS: 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, Raynen O’Keefe, Kirsten Packham, Sarah Pini, Kevin Privett, Cinzia Schincariol, Matt Shilcock, Karen Therese

We welcome you to stay afterwards for refreshments and to let us know your thoughts as we unpack the process of improvisation between audiences and performers.

Leading on from a research process initiated by De Quincey Co in 2006, FRANK VAN DE VEN from BODYWEATHER AMSTERDAM conducts this year’s Impro-Exchange lab. These labs are designed to explore the nature of improvisation between dancers from different backgrounds, ages and traditions. The aim is to generate a forum for dialogue, exchange and discussion around strategies and processes of improvisation.

More than one hundred artists have engaged in this process since inception, and a pooling of thirty dancers who regularly participate has developed over the last ten years. This lab is attended by dancers from around the country as well as from NSW. The build-up of shared experience that emerges is a major objective of the labs.

This project is a partnership between De Quincey Co and the Men’s and Women’s Groups of the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Cultural Space, Glebe Town Hall.