Masterclass Series

Akram Khan Masterclass // Adelaide Festival 2018

The Mill Adelaide in partnership with The Adelaide Festival & AC Arts present a masterclass with leading international dance company Akram Khan Company (UK).

Akram Khan Company's season of XENOS is part of the 2018 Adelaide Festival, Her Majesty's Theatre March 16-18

Masterclass Details:
Date: Friday 16th March, 2018
Time: 9am - 11am
Venue: Adelaide College of The Arts/TAFE, 39 Light Square Adelaide, Level 3, Rehearsal Studio
Cost: $25
Participants: aged 18+; suitable for students of full time dance program; trained/graduated dancers; semi professional/prof. dancers. It’s a wide range of qualification - in short, experienced trained dancers.

Bookings online via Eventbrite:

About the Masterclass:
Rehearsal Director for XENOS, Mavin Khoo will lead a masterclass that will start with a warm up developed to facilitate the stylistic qualities of Khan’s work: speed, articulation of the body, rhythmic musicality and physical precision. Followed by a creative session drawing from motifs used in the creative phase of XENOS, dancers will be introduced to Khan’s process of devising solo material.

Mavin Khoo is internationally recognised as a dance artist, teacher, choreographer and artist scholar. His initial training was at the Temple of Fine Arts, Sutra Dance Theatre and Sri Wilayah Ballet School in Malaysia. He the pursued his training in Bharata Natyam intensively under the legendary dance maestro, Padma Shri Adyar K. Lakshman in India, Cunningham technique at the Cunningham studios in New York and Classical Ballet under Marian St. Claire, Michael Beare, Nancy Kilgour, Paul Lewis, Ayumi Hikasa, Raymond Chai and Tory Jestyn. As a contemporary dance artist he has worked with Wayne McGregor, Akram Khan, Shobana Jeyasingh, amongst others. His commissioned works include creations for the Venice Biennale and Canada Dance Festival to name a few. Images in Varnam (2001) was commissioned by the Royal Ballet Artists Development Initiative and was followed by another ROH2 commission Let me...with Royal Ballet dancer Kristen McNally.
Khoo is considered one of the few Bharata Natyam male soloists to have carved a niche for himself as an international touring solo artist, whilst still regularly dancing at all major venues in India, including the Music Academy and Kalakshetra in Chennai.
His own company, mavinkhooDance, was founded in 2003. Productions include Parallel Passions (2003), Chandra/Luna (2004-2005), Devi: The Female Principle (2006), Strictly Bharata Natyam (2006), Devi: In Absolution (2008), Dancing my Shiva (2010), 00.00 - 00.01 (2011), Akasha (2012), I am with you, Muruga (2013) and Intoxicating the Blue Lord (2016).
Khoo holds a MA in Choreography from Middlesex University. He was faculty member of the Dance Studies Department (at the School of Performing Arts) at the University of Malta. In 2014, he was appointed artistic director of ŻfinMalta Dance Ensemble, where he also choreographed and danced until 2017.
Khoo now maintains his touring work as a mature artist with a focus on solo Bharata Natyam performances and specifically commissioned contemporary duet works. He continues to act as Rehearsal Director for Akram Khan Company working on productions such as XENOS (2018), iTMOi (2013) and Giselle (2016) with English National Ballet.

Image Credit. Show Image XENOS


Masterclass Series

Bangarra Dance Theatre Masterclass // Adelaide Festival 2018

The Mill in partnership with The Adelaide Festival & ACArts present a masterclass with Bangarra Dance Theatre (NSW).

Their season of BENNELONG is part of the 2018 Adelaide Festival, Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre March 15-18. 


Masterclass Details:
Date: Tuesday 13th March, 2018
Time: 10.30am - 12noon
Venue: Adelaide College of The Arts/TAFE, 39 Light Square Adelaide, Level 3, Rehearsal Studio
Cost: $20
Participants: should have a minimal of 5 years dance training and have a solid understanding of contemporary and classical ballet.

Bookings essential via Eventbrite:

About the Masterclass:
This class will be led by four Bangarra Company dancers'
Tara Robertson, Tyrel Dulvaire, Rika Hamaguchi and Baden Smith! This masterclass is designed for dance students/professionals with formal dance training. After a brief introduction about Bangarra, a short warm up will follow in the Bangarra contemporary style. The workshop will then progress to the teaching of selected repertoire from the current season or from the vast body of work created by the company over the past 20 years. A brief Q &A session with the dancers will end the session.

About Bangarra
Bangarra is an Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander organisation and one of Australia’s leading performing arts companies committed to engaging with the community beyond the performance. They are widely acclaimed nationally and around the world for our powerful dancing, distinctive theatrical voice and utterly unique soundscapes, music and design. Authentic storytelling, outstanding technique and deeply moving performances are Bangarra’s unique signature.

Image Credit; Show BENNELONG, by Vishal Pandey

Masterclass Series

CLOWN ACADEMY: Clowning Playshop April 29th

Clown Academy Playshops with David Cronin

Access your inner Clown. Enjoy being you. Appreciate the power of laughter and joy!

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What to Expect:
Each workshop covers three main elements:
1. Physical Movement: mime, slapstick, movement, dance.
2. Improvisation: The role of Status, short and long form improvisation; structure of game playing; developing your unique character; regional styles of clowning; theory types of laughter.
3. Technical Work: Circus skills, mask work, making fun music, manipulation of everyday objects, puppets. Creating routines: the process, structure and content of solo, partner and group performances. It is suggested that you wear loose comfortable clothing as the sessions are interactive.

Benefits of Clowning:
Spontaneity – the ability to think on your feet can be developed.  
Get in touch with your Body – Trust your instincts!

Who can participate:  
Everyone - no matter your age or profession, with or without previous clowning experience. Artists - to broaden their range as professionals. Guidance is provided for the creation and staging of acts. Social/Health Workers- to integrate the art of clowning as a medium of intervention and healing through fun and laughter.

About David Cronin:
In the 1970’s there were three stunt performance groups in Adelaide, ready for the film industry to take off. David Cronin trained and performed with two of them and three years later was teaching the craft in Sydney. David trained in mime, acrobatic and circus skills with Boris Svidensky from the Moscow Circus in a Drama School in Israel, then continued with Cornelia Vladimir Rodzianko in their Berlin theatre ensemble ‘Stimme und Bewegung.’ David went on to work freelance and started teaching theatre in Europe. Further training with polish theatre group ‘Gardienize’ [Grotowski training] and other artists & directors, e.g. Yoshi Oida. Across his colourful and varied career David has: studied mask, mime and Clown at the International Theatre School in Rome with Emanuel Gallot-Levalee, had a long lasting career as a solo, duo and group clown and entertainer and a sixteen year career as a Clown Doctor in Adelaide. He currently: teaches and coordinates Laughter Yoga Adelaide, is a corporate speaker for humour and health in the work place/school, directs and produces shows and performs in libraries, schools and festivals.

It is suggested that you wear loose comfortable clothing as the sessions are interactive.

For more information visit on David visit   

Workshop queries email:


Full Sunday Intensive Workshop

Date: 29th April 

Time: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Cost: $75

Places limited    

Clowning is the courage to be vulnerable

Masterclass Series

Micheal Getman International Residency May - June 2018


About Masterclasses:

Do you remember to pay attention to your body? To listen to it? What will you hear? In a welcoming, accepting atmosphere and with a constant flow of movement, we will explore and develop the listening and awareness to our body and sensations. With simple improvisational instructions each one will explore and discover, in his /her way, how to interpret the information and become more creative with our body and ourselves.

We will discover texture and speed; skin, bones, muscles, musicality, groove and the flow of energy. We will become aware of the information flowing through our body. It is about a personal sensation, mind and body communication, outer reach, and the discovery of new ways to communicate through the intuitive and intelligent body. Becoming aware of our patterns and habits thus finding new ones. Finding the pleasure and the infinite freedom in communicating with and through our physicality. Specifying intentions and presence. Being inside and outside simultaneously. Dancing to music - moving to our inner pulse.


About Micheal Getman:

Born in Israel to a Russian/Jewish parents, Dora & Zacharia. Michael received his professional training at the Bat Dor School of Dance, under the directory of Ms. Ordman, Tel Aviv, Israel. After graduating He started his journey as a professional dancer and performer. Michael worked and interpreted works by Ohad Naharin, Amanda K Miller, Marguerite Donjon, Bill Forsythe and Michael Schumacher. At the age 17 Michael joined the young Bat Sheva Ensemble Company Directed By Naomie Perlov and Ohad Naharin. After a year at the Junior company he was invited by Ohad Naharin to join the Bat Sheva Dance Company. In 1999 Michael Joined ‘The Ballet Freiburg Pretty Ugly Dance Company’, Directed by Amanda K Miller. Between 2002-2003 Michael was dancing at the Stats Theatre Saarbrucken, Artistic Director Marguerite Donlon, before joining the last season of Ballet Freiburg Pretty Ugly 2004. His first Choreographic project, a site specific project, was an artistic collaboration with artists from the field of dance, music/sound, and theatre; facilitating an old cotton factory in Saarbrucken, Germany 2003.

Since 2006 Getman is based in Israel and working in the field of Choreography,Theatre and Performance. Michael has been creating throughout the years numerous projects and choreographic works, his works are presented in various festivals and Venues, such as the;

International Exposure at the Suzanne Dallal Centre Tel Aviv, Korzo Theatre The Holland Dance Festival, CSC Garage Nardini Bassano Del Grappa Italy, Theatre National De Chaillot Paris, Open Look Festival St.Petersburg, Schauspielhaus Hamburg, Graz Oper Austria, The Royal Danish Theatre Copenhagen, Warsaw Jewish Museum, The Israel Museum among others

In 2012 Michael Collaborated with the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra creating the Fire Bird Ballet.

He was consecutively invited by the Cellist and the Artistic Director Zvika Plesser to create a Choreographic score on Schubert’s Quartet The Death and The Maiden, and Stravinsky’s L’histoire du Soldat, premiered at the opening night of the : ‘Voice of Music- Upper Galilee Chamber Music Festival’ . (2015,2016)

In 2015 Michael was assisting the Theatre and Circus Director - Evgeni Mestetschkin with staging and directing the theatre production ‘ Out of Mea Shearim..’, A joint Israeli-German production with ex- ultra Orthodox from Jerusalem.

He has been awarded first and second prizes in two major intentional choreographic competitions.

2008 ‘ CCBC ‘ International Choreography Competition, Copenhagen.

2014 ‘ No Ballet ‘ International Choreographic Competition, Ludwigshafen Germany.

Michael teaches and holds workshops based on research and improvisation for professional and amateurs and for Bachelor and Master programs in different Universities and Art school programs.

Michael continues his artistic search and Choreographic exploration by meeting with the “Daily Reality” and by collaborating with various artists from the field of Theatre, Dance,Music,Literature and Visual Arts.

The Mill and Adelaide College of The Arts present the Micheal Getman Residency and Masterclass Series, May-June 2018 @ Adelaide College of the Arts.

ALL Masterclasses are all open to the independent dance community!

Dates: Tuesday 8th May
Time: 10.45am - 12.15pm
(Join 2nd & 3rd year AC Arts Students)

Dates: Monday 14th & 21st May
Time: 10.45am - 12.15pm
(Join 2nd and 3rd year AC Arts students) 

Dates: Tuesday 15th & 29th May
Time: 10.45am -12.15pm
(Join 1st year AC Arts students)

Date: Wednesday 23rd May
Time: 6pm - 8pm
(For: Adelaide/National Independent Dance Community)

Date: Saturday 2nd June
Time: 10am - 12noon
(For: Adelaide/National Independent Dance Community)

All sessions are only $15.00 per session

Writers in Residence

Writer in Residence Call Out

Applications for the Writer in Residence open July 1st

The program provides a 6 - 12 month residency at The Mill, six pieces of commissioned writing and the production of a final publication.

Championing South Australian arts writing, this program aims to create a broader audience for writers and increase critical arts writing output. The program looks to ensure that critical writing remains a valued mode of engaging in the visual and performative arts. It is an opportunity for arts writers to grow and hone their craft, connect with other artists and circulate stories about creative people and creative process. Successful applicants are provided with a private studio at The Mill for 12 months, and produce new, commissioned works.


Applications Open July 1st


Masterclass Series

Lucy Guerin Inc Masterclass // Adelaide Festival 2018

The Mill Adelaide in partnership with The Adelaide Festival & ACArts present a masterclass with Lucy Guerin Inc (VIC).


The Lucy Guerin Inc season of SPLIT is part of the 2018 Adelaide Festival, ACArts Main Theatre, March 2 - 5.

Masterclass Details:
Date: Monday 5th March, 2018
Time: 12pm - 2pm
Venue: Adelaide College of The Arts/TAFE, 39 Light Square Adelaide, Level 3, Rehearsal Studio
Cost: $25
Participants: suitable for students of full time dance program; trained/graduated dancers; semi professional/professional dancers.  

Bookings online via Eventbrite:

About the Masterclass:
Led by company artistic director Lucy Guerin herself, the masterclass will be an introduction to some of the ideas and movement processes used to develop SPLIT. It will involve a short warm-up followed by a section of choreography taught by the dancers Melanie Lane and/or Lillian Steiner. There will also be some time to develop some individual material, based on tasks devised for the creation of SPLIT.

About Lucy Guerin Company:
Lucy Guerin Inc is an Australian dance company established in Melbourne in 2002. Renowned for the skill and originality of its small group of performers, it is a flexible organisation dedicated to challenging and extending the art of contemporary dance. The company is committed to the exploration of everyday events and the redefinition of the formal concerns of dance. New productions are generated through an experimental approach to creative process, and may involve voice, video, sound, text and industrial design as well as Guerin’s lucid physical structures. Lucy Guerin Inc. continues to produce inspiring and innovative explorations of contemporary dance that resonate within our culture and the global community. The company values the need for risk, integrity and relevance in the creative process and provides environments, time, space and opportunities to question existing notions of dance. Crucially, this is always a choreographic exploration, striving for visual, emotional and physical revelations that could not be generated or communicated in any other artform than dance.

Lucy Guerin Inc has been a major influence on the growing identity of Australian dance, which stems from the company’s programmatic research into choreographic practice supported through several initiatives.

Photo Credits: Show image of SPLIT by Gregory Lorenzutti

Masterclass Series

The Kagools Masterclass // Adelaide Fringe Festival 2018


The Mill in partnership with Adelaide Fringe present The Kagools Physical Comedy Masterclass.

The Kagools are performing The Kagools: KULA at Gluttony, Adelaide Fringe 6th-18th March 6.45pm, The Bally at Gluttony

This multi award-winning physical comedy duo from the UK have a unique brand of wordless (but far from silent) spontaneous, anarchic buffoonery.

Masterclass Details:
Date: Wednesday 28th February
Time: 9.30am -11.30am
Venue: The Mill Adelaide, Breakout Space, 154 Angas Street, Adelaide.
Cost: Was $20 but now we are running $5 RUSH TIX
Bookings essential online:

About the Masterclass:
How can you be funny without words? In this masterclass we explore the myriad of stories we can tell through facial expression, body language and pratfalls. Whether you’re an actor, dancer, circus performer, director, comedian or singer, this inclusive workshop aims to help you release your inner joy through physical storytelling.

About The Kagools:
The Kagools are physical comedy duo Claire Ford and Nicky Wilkinson. An equally sought-after headline act both at home and overseas, their critically acclaimed shows have toured extensively, with recent international appearances including Australia, Norway and Vietnam. Incredibly versatile, they delight everyone from raucous late night comedy club crowds to daytime family festivals. Originally created by comedy duo, Wilkinson Ford (Claire Ford "Simply outstanding and has changed my views and opinions on characters, clowning and female acts in general" – Adelaide TalkFringe, and Nicky Wilkinson, Finalist 'So You Think You’re Funny' and 'New Act of the Year' 2013 "Effortless likeability and an excellent comic timing" – Chortle), as recurring characters in their full-length sketch shows, The Kagools proved so popular with audiences that in 2013 the pair shifted their focus to developing shows featuring them exclusively. Wilkinson Ford became The Kagools and never looked back.

★★★★★ "One of the outright funniest pieces of the entire festival" - TVBomb

One of Sydney Morning Herald’s ‘MUST-SEE’ Acts at Sydney Comedy Festival 2017.

One of The Urban List's TOP 5 INTERNATIONAL SHOWS TO SEE at Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2016.

"See The Kagools now before they make it big on TV" - The Advertiser, Adelaide.

★★★★★ - Mumble Comedy
★★★★½ - "Ingenious…life-affirming" – RipItUp
★★★★ - "Beautifully executed...Perfect viewing for all ages & nationalities" - Chortle
★★★★ - Three Weeks
★★★★ - The Skinny
★★★★ - Arts Review
★★★★ - "They’re here to find the silly child still within us...Perfect" - ShortCom
★★★★ - "Pure genius...comedy gold...side-splittingly hilarious" - BroadwayBaby
★★★★ -

"The comic timing of this assured duo keeps us deliciously entertained. See them while you can" - Buxton Fringe
"I genuinely laughed from start to finish...A comedy sensation for all ages..." - Buxton Fringe

Masterclass Series

The Mill Engage Program - Dancehouse Choreographic Lab

The Mill is thrilled to announce the first of our ENGAGE program opportunities. 

In an exciting new national partnership, The Mill will collaborate with Dancehouse (VIC) and Critical Path (NSW) to present Engage - an annual program of opportunities bringing dance sectors together and providing professional development for dance makers from across the nation. 

The first ENGAGE opportunity is for an SA based dance artist to participate in a Choreographic lab REPLAY with public outcome led by ESZTER SALAMON assisted by Boglàrka Börcsök for 10 female performers. 

12 February 2018 - 25 February 2018

The Mill will provide the selected artist with a $1000 honorarium to go towards flights, accommodation and a per diem. Dancehouse is providing the workshop cost in kind creating a total value of $1250.

Applications close on January 7th 2018.

For all project details and EOI follow the link below;


Masterclass Series

ilDance Intensive 2018




JAN: MORNING CLASS AT THE MILL (Israel Aloni, Lee Brummer & Erin Fowler)

As 2017 kicks off, start your year with gentle morning class to get you back in your body through the beauitful movement teachings of Israel Aloni and Lee Brummer of ilDance (SWEDEN), and thorugh Erin's (THE MILL) Qoya movement classes - which brings you back into the body thorugh various embodiment practices. 

Classes will run Mon Jan 2nd - Fri Jan 6th 2017

9:30am -10:45am

 Schedule and Bookings: CLICK HERE


COST: $10 if prebooked online // $12 cash on the day


*If you wish to purchase more than one class, just choose the number of single tickets you want to buy at checkout and these can be used for any class during the week.

We look forwards to seeing you there!

For questions or more info contact or call Erin 0408222884.


Rumah Sanur Partnership : Indonesia Exchange



By bringing a team of artists from of South Australia’s The Mill to Indonesia it will introduce and connect the team to a network of contemporary artists and creatives that stretches across Indonesia - from Denpasar to Bandung, Jakarta, Jogja to Pulau to Flores and beyond. Similarly the project will introduce dancer and architect Adhika Annissa (Java) to Adelaide and Australia’s arts community, providing them an opportunity to experience a creative development in the heart of South Australia’s resident artistic community.

Directors Erin Fowler and Amber Cronin and a team of The Mill associated artists, are excited to work in an immersive and unguarded manner for this collaboration. Given the collaborative and location specific nature of this project, the team will work from a clean slate in the initial stages of the project as a starting point for mutual collaboration and exploration. 


Erin Fowler (SA) - Dance

Amber Cronin (SA) - Installation

Jian Liew (Germany) - Music

Dom Symes (SA) - Writing

Tom Borgas (SA, Portugal) - Sculpture 

Adhika Annissa (Indonesia) - Dance/Architecture


Erin Fowler (SA) - Dance

Amber Cronin (SA) - Installation

Jian Liew (Germany) - Music

Dom Symes (SA) - Writing

Tom Borgas (SA, Portugal) - Sculpture 

Adhika Annissa (Indonesia) - Dance/Architecture


ilAward 2017: Mieke Kriegesvelt

The Mill Adelaide has been working in collaboration with the Helpmann Academy, ilDance (Sweden) and the Adelaide College of the Arts over the past 3 years to deliver the annual dance award for a young eligible AC Arts dance graduate.



The ilAward is awarded to one young AC Arts graduate each year. It provides them with the financial support required to participate in ilDance’s ilYoung program.

The ilYoung program occurs over three months between June & September each year in Sweden, with touring taking place around Sweden & Europe. ilYoung is ilDance’s project based junior dance company. Lee Brummer & Israel Aloni established ilYoung in 2012 with the ambition to structure a platform which would offer professional experience to young dancers who are still enrolled in a dance education. ilDance, initiated and operate ilYoung with the wish to prepare young dancers upon graduation, for the professional contemporary dance sector both in Sweden and abroad.

Every year ilDance conducts an audition process from which ten dancers are selected to join a full time creation process of 5-6 weeks in a professional setting in Europe. During the creation process, the dancers meet the directors of ilDance, international guest choreographers & teachers as well as guest mentors. The creation process is hosted in residencies across Sweden where the cast, choreographers and the creative team interact and engage with the local community in various satellite activities. Following the creation period, ilYoung tours with the new production across Sweden and to other European countries.

This year’s audition for the ilAward is to be held at AC Arts in November, 2017.

-- “The experience that the dancers gain in ilYoung enhances their individuality and encourages them to unfold their potential to the fullest in a way that gives them the tools and confidence that are necessary to launch a professional career in an ever changing and progressing field such as the contemporary dance field. ilDance’s directors, Brummer & Aloni continue to guide and support the young dancers who participate in ilYoung, also at later stages of their evolvement and of their professional careers” – ilDance --


The young AC Arts dancer is selected by the Artistic Directors of ilDance, Lee Brummer and Israel Aloni, with the support and advice of a panel consisting of:

- A member of the AC Arts Dance Faculty

- A Mill representative

Lee and Israel conduct the audition in Adelaide at the end of the university year and decisions are announced at the beginning of the following year. As the selected dancer joins a cast of dancers in Sweden, the artistic choice will ultimately be the choice of the directors, and panel will ensure that the selected dancer meets the criteria and is a suitable selection.


Quote from 2017 ilAward Winner Mieke Kriegesvelt Aug 12, 2017

"For the last six weeks I have been involved in a beautiful, creative and intense project dancing in Sweden with Ilyoung, a youth company developed and directed by Lee Brummer and Israel Aloni. The company consists of ten dancers and together we worked with Lee and Israel on the creation of two separate works, The Solution is Temporary and #Ghetto, over the course of three residencies, each occurring in different Swedish cities; Linking, Harnosand and Gislaved. IlYoung also created opportunities for practicing artists to do residencies for their own work and exploration in the time we weren't using studio space. Because of this we had some fantastic classes and workshops with a range of different artists who shared with us their unique style and practice.

Being constantly exposed to new methods and approaches to movement everyday has been so invigorating and inspiring. I feel as though this process has introduced to me many different facets of the art form and of myself, widening my perspective of dance and performance and what may be available to explore beyond this experience.

I am very excited about touring these works soon. We will tour to five cities in Sweden. I am looking forward to seeing how the works continue to develop over the course of the tour."


Tanya Vogues 2017

As the inaugural recipient of The Mill's ENGAGE residency I'm very grateful to have been able to participate in two workshops, one in Perth at Strut and one here in Adelaide at Leigh Warren Dance Hub. I am now midway through a creative research period where I am working on my choreographic practice that involves choreographic scores and performance drawing. The Mill have organised time for me in the new studio at Restless Dance Theatre and also with the third year dance students at AC Arts. So throughout this residency I have felt extremely supported by The Mill to experiment and start to develop a new dance work, and have had the opportunity to meet dancers and visual artists from all around Australia through the workshops and different organisations that have supported this residency. 

The Choreographic Future's workshop titled Choreography Across Disciplines facilitated by Canadian choreographer Ame Henderson, has helped bridge the gap between the new project that I had proposed, to the creative research that I'm involved in. I won't know what the full effect of this residency will uncover until I've seen this choreographic project to the next stage and can look back to reflect on it, but I do feel that the structure of the residency- having been able to attend a workshop in Perth at Strut with Maxine Doyle of Punchdrunk prior to this and then having studio time to cultivate my current choreographic interest of mark making, recording a trace and involving an audience by taking the work off the stage and into a gallery setting- means this ENGAGE residency with culminate with a new work that has taken my choreographic practice to a new level and given me a deeper understanding of the possibilities of my craft.

I look forward to continuing discussions with The Mill around the potential to realise an outcome to this creative research that might have connections to some of the other wonderful dance and arts organisations that I've been introduced to, but for now the ENGAGE residency is living up to it's proposal to engage me in the practice of developing my choreographic practice whilst engaging me in the artistic community of Adelaide.


Engage STRUT 2017


In an exciting partnership, The Mill and STRUT bring you ENGAGE... bringing dance sectors together across the nation.

Strut Dance (WA) will partner with The Mill, for the first time in an inaugural incubator project, Engage. The Engage incubator will offer one SA choreographer a residency based between the two organisations in SA and WA with the motivation to create greater connections and engagements between the two dance communities.

STRUT Dance offers choreographers and dance practitioners the possibility to engage with leading national and international choreographers, the chance to work with collaborative partners in the making of their own performance and, the opportunity to put their work in front of a willing and informed audience. Strut is committed to developing  the WA dance sector and connects their western community to national and international networks. In 2017 these national networks will reach SA in this new partnership.

The Mill is excited to work alongside STRUT to support a SA choreographer in the development of a new work through a series of opportunities. 

The successful applicant will undergo a residency incubator with The Mill (SA) and then with STRUT (WA). The recipient will have access to studios in Adelaide in order to focus on developing new work, before flying to Perth to under go further development time with STRUT. The recipient will also be able to participate in one of a selection of STRUT’s international workshops of their choosing (see list of offered Master Workshops below) and will have access to STRUT studios at the King St Arts Centre. Return flights and accommodation in Perth are included in the residency. 

The selected choreographer will have a commitment to creating a new work during the residency, engage with the community and facilitate a development showing in both Perth and in Adelaide on their return from STRUT.


Applications for the 2017 - 2018 Engage Residency have now closed. 

Congratulations, Tanya Voges who will be undertaking this opportunity.

Writers in Residence

2017 Writer in Residence

The Writer in Residency is delivered in partnership with The SA Writers Centre, and is focused on fostering arts writing and criticism by emerging arts writers.

The program provides a 6 - 12 month residency at The Mill, six pieces of commissioned writing and the production of a final publication - a retrospective, of sorts. 

“The introduction of text as art and the notion of the artist working in the study instead of the studio gave me, as a writer, entrance into the game”
— Lucy Lippard

Designed to support South Australian arts writing - whether writing about contemporary art or creative writing - the Writer in Residence aims to create a broader audience for arts writing. The program strengthens the field as a whole and ensures that critical writing remains a valued mode of engaging the visual arts.

Throughout the program, The SA Writers Centre will facilitate a series of  masterclasses and workshops within and for the writing community. These will be directed at practicing writers as well as visual artists. Stay tuned for more info.



Writer In Residence Eleanor Scicchitano

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Eleanor is the Visual Arts Program Curator at Country Arts SA. In 2012 she completed a Masters in Curatorial and Museum Studies at Adelaide University and she has previously work as a co-director at FELTspace ARI and founding co-director of onesixteenth ARI. She is a Board member at ACE Open, and spent 5 weeks in Venice in 2015, working in the Australian Pavilion at the Biennale.

She maintains in independent curatorial and writing practice, and has presented exhibitions in galleries around Australia. She has published articles, reviews and essays with Artlink Magazine, Marmalade, and for a number of artists and galleries in Adelaide.

Writer In Residence Aimee Knight

Aimee writes cultural criticism and creative non-fiction. Her words appear on and in The Big Issue, Little White Lies, Kill Your Darlings, The Lifted Brow, Daily Life, Broadly and more.

In 2015 she was a Writer in Residence at SA Writers Centre. The following year, she was selected for Critics Campus at Melbourne International Film Festival. She’s set to appear as an artist at National Young Writers Festival in October 2017.

Aimee is a poptimist who digs gender equality, sexual diversity and good mental health. Dancing on stage with Bruce Springsteen didn’t cure her anxiety, but it sure did help.

In-Between Spaces, Choreographic Futures

Ame Henderson 2017: Choreographic Futures

Choreographic Futures - Ame Henderson

In 2017 The Mill Adelaide welcomes Canadian choreographer Ame Henderson to be the Choreographic Futures Mentor. The Choreographic Futures program is an intensive workshop format, inviting national or internationally acclaimed dance artists to participate in a mentorship/workshop program focused on connecting South Australian artists with aesthetics and activity happening in artistic fields outside the state and around the world. Previous mentors have been Israel Aloni and Lee Brummer from ilDance (Sweden) and Kate Champion from Force Majeure (SYD).


In the first of a two year partnership, The Mill is pleased to welcome Ame Henderson to lead the 2017 installment of Choreographic Futures with a choreographic laboratory open to artists from different disciplines.

Henderson is an independent artist, facilitator and mentor based in Toronto. She is an associate artist with the innovative collaborative company Public Recordings and has a longstanding relationship with Toronto Dance Theatre.  Her internationally acclaimed work, taking shape as performance, publication and exhibition, has been developed and presented at home and abroad in a range of contexts.

In July 2017, Ame Henderson will conduct a ten day workshop Choreographic Laboratory for multidisciplinary artists .The format of the workshop gives participants the opportunity to develop and challenge their own making processes and current research in collaboration with other participants, facilitated by an internationally recognised maker. The workshop, developed in collaboration with Christopher House, has previously been offered at Banff Centre and in Toronto, was created in response to a growing cross-disciplinary interest in choreography. The lab will bring together 12 artists to engage with methods and ideas distilled from contemporary choreographic practice. The program is for professional artists working in disciplines other than dance who are leaning towards choreographic ideas, and for dance practitioners investigating choreography in dialogue with other art forms. The goal of the residency is to explore how choreographic thinking - spatial, temporal and sensory - can enhance a diverse range of artistic practices. 


This project is supported by LWDance Hub, Arts South Australia and Critical Path 


TWO BURSARIES for Choreographic Futures

Critical Path is partnering The Mill to offer two bursaries for artists from outside of SA to attend their Choreographic Futures program with Ame Henderson this July.

Head to Critical Path Website for more information 

Applications for South Australian participants closes June 30th

Workshop Dates: 10th July - 19th July, Adelaide South Australia

Workshop Fee: $400

This is a 10-day workshop and full attendance is expected where reasonable.

See current Program for more informaton about the next opportunities.


Masterclass Series

L-E-V Masterclass

L-E-V Dance Company Masterclass
Preseneted by The Mill in partnership with the Adelaide Festival and AC Arts


When: Monday 20th March, 2017
Where: Adelaide College of the Arts (TAFE SA), Level 3, 39 Light Square, Adelaide SA
Time: 9.30am - 11am
(Studio will be open at 9am for dancers to warm up)
Cost: $20
Level: Professional Level Contemporary Dance/Dance Theatre
Bookings: via EVENTBRITE or book a spot via and pay at the door.

L-E-V Dance Company
Founder, Dancer & Creator

Sharon Eyal was born in Jerusalem. She danced with the Batsheva Dance Company from 1990 until 2008 and began choreographing within the framework of the company’s Batsheva Dancers Create project.Eyal served as Associate Artistic Director of Batsheva between 2003-2004, and House Choreographer of the company between 2005-2012.

In 2009 Eyal began creating pieces for other dance companies in the world: Killer Pig (2009) and Corps de Walk (2011) for Carte Blanche Dance of Norway; Too Beaucoup (2011) for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and Plafona (2012) for Tanzcompagnie Oldenburg, Germany.

In 2013 Eyal launches L-E-V with her long-time collaborator Gai Behar. This October, they premiered Untitled Black in collaboration with the Goteborgs Operans Danskompani in Gothenburg, Sweden.� Eyal is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2004 Ministry of Culture Award for young dance creators and the 2009 Landau Prize for the Performing Arts in the dance category. In 2008, she was named a Chosen Artist of the Israel Cultural Excellence Foundation.  

Masterclass Facilitator - Rebecca Hytting

Born in Huskvarna, Sweden. Rebecca graduated from Balettakademien, Stockholm. After finishing her studies she worked with Kamuyot/Riksteatern, Carte Blanche, Norway, Batsheva Dance Company and GöteborgsOperans Danskompani. She is now a dancer of L-E-V and have also been assisting Sharon Eyal/Gai Behar in creations outside the company. She is a certified Gaga teacher.

Photo Credit: Gil Shani

Masterclass Series

Kyle Page / Dance North Masterclass 2017

Dance North Masterclass
Presented by The Mill in Partnership with Dance North & AC Arts


When: Friday 10th March, 2017
Where: Adelaide College of The Arts (TAFE SA) , Level 3, 
39 Light Square, Adelaide SA
Time: 9.30am - 11.30am
(Studio will be open from 9am for dancers to warm up)
Level: Professional Level Contemporary Dance/Dance Theatre
Cost: $20
Bookings: via EVENTBRITE or book a spot via and pay at the door.

Dance North are performing ‘ATTRACTOR’ at WOMAD. 
Please follow this link to see a clip of this work.

Dance North
Dancenorth is a contemporary dance company based in Townsville, Tropical North Queensland. An epicenter for artistic exchange and collaboration Dancenorth balances a dynamic regional presence with a commitment to creating bold, adventurous and critically acclaimed contemporary dance. The dancers bios are substantial and I feel unnecessary. They can been found on our website if people are interested.

Masterclass Facilitators: Jenni Large & Mason Kelly

Masterclass Description:
The workshop will begin with a class based on methodologies designed to attain strength through fluidity whilst harnessing the intrinsic support system for efficiency, balance and power. We will share repertoire from Dancenorth’s latest work Attractor, a co-production with Lucy Guerin Inc choreographed by renowned choreographers Lucy Guerin and Gideon Obarzanek. Together we will explore improvisational structures derived from momentum, evolution and surrender as well as learn phrase material connecting texture and rhythmical sequencing with detailed virtuosity. This is a unique opportunity to gain insight into the rich artistic culture of Dancenorth whilst experiencing choreographic processes from Lucy Guerin and Gideon Obarzanek’s latest creation, Attractor.

Moving Image: Jenni Large rehearsing Attractor.

Masterclass Series

KIDD PIVOT Masterclass 

KIDD PIVOT Masterclass
Presented by The Mill in partnership with Adelaide Festival

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When: Thursday March 2nd 2017
Time: 11am - 12.30pm
(venue open at 10.30am for dancers to warm up)
Venue: Level 3 Station Arcade, Adelaide City (old Ausdance Studio)
Level: Professional Level Contemporary Dancers/Dance Theatre Artists
Cost: $20
Booking Details: via EVENTBRITE or book a spot via and pay at the door.

Kidd Pivot Company

Integrating movement, original music, text, and rich visual design, Kidd Pivot’s performance work is assembled with recklessness and rigour, balancing sharp exactitude with irreverence and risk. Under the direction of internationally renowned Canadian choreographer Crystal Pite, the company’s distinct choreographic language – a breadth of movement fusing classical elements and the complexity and freedom of structured improvisation – is marked by a strong theatrical sensibility and a keen sense of wit and invention. 

Kidd Pivot tours extensively around the world with productions that include The Tempest Replica (2011), The You Show (2010), Dark Matters (2009), Lost Action (2006), and Double Story (2004), created with Richard Siegal. Kidd Pivot received the 2006 Rio Tinto Alcan Performing Arts Award, and was resident company at Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, with the support of Kulturfonds Frankfurt RheinMain, in Frankfurt, Germany from 2010 to 2012.

Masterclass Facilitator: 
Eric Beauchesne – Rehearsal Director

Born in Québec, Eric grew up fishing and hunting before discovering dance at the age of 16. He has been on stage with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, and Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal as well as with Canadian contemporary dance icons such as La Fondation Jean-Pierre Perrault, Paul-André Fortier, Louise Lecavalier and Crystal Pite. Performing with Kidd Pivot since 2004, Eric currently collaborates with the company as rehearsal director, and stages Pite’s work on companies worldwide including Ballet British Columbia, Cullberg Ballet, Staatstheater Nürnberg, Royal Swedish Ballet and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. In 2013, he was appointed rehearsal director for Nederlands Dans Theater and since then has been based in the Netherlands. Eric devotes most of his spare time conducting improvisation workshops and advocating for climate justice and sustainable practices in the dance world.

Image Credit: Michael Slobodian

public art



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Tom Borgas installed the new public sculptural work ‘13 Spheres (Klein Blue)’ in Adelaide’s Victoria Square / Tarntanyangga, October 27, 2016 - Nov 28th 2016. Presented by The Mill Adelaide’s Public Art Program and the Adelaide City Council. 

The Mill Adelaide’s Tim Watts says, “We’re very excited to welcome Tom Borgas back from Portugal and engage him in this public art installation. We’re looking forward to seeing how Adelaide responds to the work being in such a prominent location.” The Mill Adelaide’s Amber Cronin explains, “Borgas’ practice is developing a strong, distinguishable aesthetic and is always engaging and purposeful.”

About the work:

Borgas will install thirteen, large blue spheres into the landscape of Adelaide’s central and most recognisable public space, Victoria Square / Tarntanyangga. The work challenges the public to reconsider a familiar environment and experience the space in new ways during events, festivals and ceremonies. The work will continually morph throughout its lifespan with Borgas altering the spheres’ configuration on three occasions. ‘Yves Klein’ refers to the particular shade of blue used by Borgas in this work.

About the artist:

Tom Borgas is an Australian artists who has exhibited at the Contemporary Arts Centre of South Australia, The Jam Factory, Salamanca Arts Centre in Hobart, FELTspace ARI, Hatched 2013 and PICA Salon 2014.

He is the recipient of a number of awards including the NAVA Ignition Prize for professional practice, the Hill Smith Gallery/Helpmann Academy Friends Travel Prize and the 2015 Lismore Regional Gallery Splendour in the Grass New Art Commission. Borgas’ sculptural works behave as interventions in natural environments. The artist creates a dynamic by installing synthetic, geometric shapes into a landscape, and asking the audience to reconsider their surroundings.

Glitchy geometric forms emerge suddenly from known surroundings as a polarity to their location, spilling over from their digital existence and into the landscape. Borgas describes his work as, “dealing with the narrowing divide between digital and analogue – or virtual and real.” Further examples of the artist’s public sculptural work can be found here:

Broadsheet Article

Masterclass Series

Collaboration Workshop with The Mill 2016


This Is Not Art festival (Newcastle) hosted directors Amber Cronin and Erin Fowler for a workshop sharing their collaborative approach which was the foundation for The Mill.

Artists and Directors of The Mill, Amber Cronin and Erin Fowler started developing new work in the areas where their background cross over, multi-disciplinary performative work. Amber and Erin are interested in the intersection between dance, performance with visual arts, installation based work. Over the past 3 years they have developed a unique and concentrated dialogue between these two backgrounds as they explore, learn and investigate both the performance and visual arts worlds through their work as Artistic Directors of The Mill Adelaide.


ATLAS is an example of immersive experiences, transporting audiences to other worlds, and finding new models, creative processes, and ways of working that can serve their two artistic backgrounds. The workshop will be an afternoon session on ‘working collaboratively’ with a particular focus on working across disciplines and with individuals, mentors, and with new collaborators considering ways to forge new connections.