A creative practice intensive with Rosalind Crisp (AU), facilitating dance artists towards developing their own movement-making tools. Drawing on principles and practical tools from her own dance-making methodology, Rosalind will propose structures to ‘do it yourself’. Structures that accommodate the bodily condition one finds oneself in, and the flesh, breath, weight, edges or contents of the body, as primary material for dancing. Ways to guide sensation into dancing by bringing it into relationship with compositional tools and imaginative/fictive frameworks. Rosalind’s work supports dance artists to develop an embodied practice, guide themselves as independent creative agents and take pleasure in the challenges of working alone.
Rosalind Crisp is an Australian dancer and choreographer, acknowledged throughout Europe and Australia for her performance works and teaching methodology. For over thirty years she has been critiquing dance, through dancing, developing a practice that engages bodily sensation and complex compositional choice-making. She established Omeo Dance studio Sydney in 1996 and was the choreographic associate of Atelier de Paris-Carolyn Carlson, Paris 2003 – 2013. In 2015, the French Ministry of Culture awarded her a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres.
Since 2017 her collaborative artform project DIRt (Dance In Regional disaster zones) deals with bodily responsivity to the environmental crisis in Australia. In 2020, with Andrew Morrish, she founded the Orbost Studio for Dance Research (Australia), hosting a rural residency program for Australian and international artists