choreographic futures, in-between spaces

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  

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 information about the next opportunities.