Engage: Announcing Adrianne Semmens for the First Nations development project at Critical Path Sydney

Adrianne Semmens

Adrianne Semmens

The Mill in partnership with Critical Path (Sydney) congratulates South Australian First Nations Australian dance artist, Adrianne Semmens as the successful applicant for the opportunity to attend a 3-day development project in Sydney, NSW.

She will participate in a three day project which will explore and share where participants find themselves in their artistic practice now, their connections and responsibilities to community, and work to explore how they represent their work (in text, image and when speaking about it) along with what they communicate with others. Finally they will look at how they can support each other to take their respective practices forward.

The project will have the input of guest First Nations Australian artists, and has been planned with advice from BlakDance.

Claire Hicks, the Director of Critical Path will be facilitating the agreed framework for the program, with other guest artists, working together to roll out the activities together across the three days.

The Mill will provide a $1000 bursary toward accomodation and travel for the 3 days to Adrianne. Critical Path will also provide a small fee/honorarium of $500.

Date/s: 21st - 23rd September, 2019

Venue: The Drill Hall, Rushcutters Bay, Sydney (Critical Path)

Adrianne Semmens Biography:

Adrianne Semmens is a dance practitioner with experience working across the arts, education and community sectors. Born in Adelaide, Adrianne is a descendant of the Barkindji People of North Western NSW and a graduate of NAISDA Dance College and Adelaide College of the Arts.

Adrianne’s recent choreographic explorations have centred on place and identity, creating a site specific work on a group of international youth dancers at the Panpapanalya, 2018 Joint Dance Congress.  

Passionate about dance education, Adrianne has previously worked with the Australian Ballet’s Dance Education Ensemble, and presented programs as part of the Adelaide Festival Centre’s Our Mob exhibition.  

As a performer Adrianne has worked with choreographers and companies including; Jo Clancy and Wagana Aboriginal Dancers, Erth Visual & Physical Inc, Jade Erlandsen (Adelaide Fringe Festival), Gina Rings (Spirit Festival) and Cathy Adamek (Adelaide Fringe Festival).