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SALA Masterclass: Chris Orchard (drawing), 'The Body Caught - Drawing the Body in Motion'

The Throw, by Chris Orchard 2018

The Throw, by Chris Orchard 2018

Presented by The Mill in partnership with SALA Festival, 2019;

Chris Orchard Masterclass - 'The Body Caught' - drawing the body in motion

A two-day drawing intensive.

Dates: 3rd & 4th August, 2019

Time: 10am - 4pm Daily

Venue: The Mill’s Breakout Space

Cost: $400


About the Masterclass

The intensive will be constructed around the body in motion vs. stillness. Our model will “choreograph” movement that participants will capture in drawings sometimes as fleeting as the moment and at other times held in suspension for longer periods. We will focus on the “loss” of memory and each participants’ capacity to invent when memory fails. We will use repetition both in the models movements and in the drawers’ marks to embed imagery in more developed drawings in charcoal and or materials of the participants’ choice. We will make a lot of drawings and engage in discussion along the way. 

Artists to consider;


About Chris Orchard:

Chris Orchard held his first solo exhibition 1975. 1982 Founding member of Central Studios Adelaide. Over 60 solo and group exhibitions to the present. Former Head of Drawing at Adelaide Central School of Art. 1984-1987 joined Air and Space Studios Berry St London. 2000 residency at Gunnery Studios Sydney. 2002 taught Drawing at the New York Studio School. 2011 Awarded the Arts SA Fellowship. 2012 Three month studio development of new work at Present Company, Brooklyn, NY.    In 2017 awarded the SALA feature artist with a publication by Wakefield Press, “Christopher Orchard, The Uncertainty of the Poet with text by Peter Goldsworthy, Margot Osborne, Julia Robinson, Roy Ananda and Rod Taylor. Maintain studio practice in Adelaide and New York to the present. Represented in Adelaide by BMGArt, in Sydney by Wagner Contemporary Galleries and in New York by Stephen Rosenberg Fine Art. 


Participants must provide the following;

12, Sheets Bulky Newsprint. NOT. Butchers paper.

6, Sheets 210 gsm Cartridge. (CA Grain or equivalent.)

3, boxes natural charcoal, thick sticks, about pencil thickness.

2 Charcoal pencils, medium. (Central Art Supplies at Glenside have terrific “Peel & Sketch” charcoal pencils, just an option.)

2, Sticks compressed charcoal, medium & soft. Conte also makes an HB compressed charcoal that participants may find interesting

White latex erasers.

20mm Masking tape.

Retractable blade utility knife.

A rag, napkin size, old T-shirt or bed sheet.

(Each participant will have his or her preferred mediums to add to list.)

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Masterclass: Ella Ziegler (public art), 'Transforming Everyday Sites'

June 12th, 2019

Image Credit: work by Ella Ziegler

Image Credit: work by Ella Ziegler


Presented by The Mill, Open Space Contemporary Arts (OSCA) and supported by City of Adelaide.


Ella Ziegler uses a wide range of artistic methods to creatively transform mundane existence into interesting opportunities for playful artistic expression. Her interdisciplinary observations and reflections lead us through a variety of social situations where she highlights, questions and renegotiates the importance of individual participation in public space. Her distinctive practice inspires new pathways and thought patterns as to how artists can approach the use of the public domain for artistic and relevant outcomes unique to that space. Ella has participated successfully in international exhibitions, residencies and projects and has received numerous awards and recognition for her work.


This one-day masterclass/workshop is focused on temporary site-based and unexpected art events in the public domain. Taking its lead from Ella’s innovative approaches that utilise performance and visual art strategies, to creatively transform mundane public spaces into dynamic spaces of playful artistic expression. Masterclass/workshop participants will be invited to explore the importance of individual participation in public space by means of context - based actions, events and performance proposals.

This masterclass/workshop will offer local Adelaide artists a fertile space to share, learn, create and exchange ideas, skills and processes. The overall directives will open up new ways of thinking, doing and making in a collaborative and collegial gathering that will extend and address each participating artists’ own practices and interests.

“I take delight in renewing my own as well as my viewers’ consciousness by highlighting and sensitizing us to what normally passes us by inconspicuously. My independent, idiosyncratic practice is simple and radical at the same time, inspiring wonder, provoking curiosity and making us think differently about what we previously considered ordinary.” Ella Ziegler.


DATE: Wednesday 12th June, 2019

TIME: 10am - 4pm

VENUE: The Mill's Breakout Space and Public walk

COST: $50 Adult and $30 Concession



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Masterclasses: Richard Cilli (dance), 'Countertechnique'

Image by: Gregory Lorenzutti

Image by: Gregory Lorenzutti

The Mill Adelaide in partnership with AC Arts present Countertechnique masterclasses with national dance artist Richard Cilli.

About the Artist:

Richard Cilli trained at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts before joining Sydney Dance Company in 2009, and in 2010 he won and the Helpmann Award for Best Male Dancer for his performance in Rafael Bonachela‘s We Unfold. He has danced for Sydney Dance Company, Dancenorth, K.Kvarnström & Co (Stockholm), Lucy Guerin Inc. and various independent choreographers around Australia. As a choreographer he has created works for Sydney Dance Company, The Australian Ballet, LINK Dance Company, and WAAPA, as well as his own independently produced work. He joined Chunky Move in 2018 to work with Anouk van Dijk on Common Ground, and since then has danced for the company in Anti Gravity (Netherlands Tour), Accumulation (National Gallery Victoria), and the film Traces. 2019 has seen Richard co-produce and perform alongside celebrated percussionist Claire Edwardes inRecital directed by Gideon Obarzanek for Sydney’s March Dance festival and Melbourne’s Dance Massive.

Richard is a certified Countertechnique teacher and continues to perform, choreograph, teach, mentor and produce around Australia.

About The Masterclass:

Countertechnique provides tools for body and mind to deal with the deman­ding dance practice of the 21st century. It is a movement system to help the dancer think about the dancing body, focusing on the process of incorporating information into action. Within a clear structure of exercises, the Countertechnique class thoroughly prepares the body for rehearsal and performance, enabling dancers to move bigger, more fluidly and more spatially, while becoming stronger and more flexible.

Join Richard in exploring how these tools can be applied to movement and to life!

Masterclass Details:

Venue: Adelaide College of The Arts, Level 3 Rehearsal Studio
Date: Saturday 13th April 2019, Time: 11am -1pm
Date: Wednesday 17th April 2019, Time: 10am - 12pm
Date: Thursday 18th April 2019, Time: 3pm - 5pm
Cost: $20/class
Participant Level: Professional Level Contemporary Dance

Bookings via Facebook or Eventbrite

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Adelaide Festival Masterclass: Dresden Semperoper Ballet (dance / ballet)

The Mill in Partnership with The Adelaide Festival and Adelaide College of The Arts, present a masterclass with the Dresden Semperoper Ballet (Germany).

The Dresden Semperoper Ballet are here in Adelaide performing CARMEN in The Adelaide Festival. Its a MUST SEE! To book your tickets to the show follow the link!  


MASTERCLASS Information:

Date/Time: Thursday March 7th, 2.30-4pm

Venue: AC Arts, Level 3, Studio 2

Cost: $25 
Masterclass Leader: Principal Semperoper Ballet Master Gamal Gouda
Level & Content: High level ballet class 


Bookings: Via FaceBook

Via Eventbrite Ticketing

Semperoper Ballett Biog
Breaking down the borders of dance with an all-encompassing repertoire from the pure classical full-lengths to cutting edge modern productions with world-class artists, the Semperoper Ballett is setting new standards in the dance world since 2006 under the directorship Aaron S. Watkin’s. In close collaboration with Rector Jason Beechey and the Palucca Hochschule für Tanz Dresden, the two institutions have created a vibrant apprentice program together to promote young talent. The reputation of the ensemble has been acknowledged on several occasions, most notably with the award of »The Foundation for the Support of the Semperoper« as well as the German Theatre Award »Der Faust« for the creation of »COW« by Alexander Ekman. The Semperoper Ballett has enjoyed
a multitude of international tours to some of the most renowned Opera Houses in the world including New York, London, Paris, Ottawa, Barcelona, Houston, St. Petersburg, Abu Dhabi, Antwerp, Gothenburg, Nairobi und Johannesburg among others. The focus of the Semperoper Ballett for the immediate future is to continue to build up our unique identity and send creative new impulses throughout the dance world! 
Ready for more? 

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Adelaide Festival Masterclass: Hofesh Shechter, UK (contemporary dance)


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

Hofesh Shechter’s season of Grand Finale is part of the 2019 Adelaide Festival,

About the Choreographer:

Hofesh Shechter is no ordinary choreographer. Israeli born, London-based, Shechter exploded into the contemporary dance world when, as a relative unknown, his 2007 work In Your Rooms was hailed as one of the most important new works of the millennium.

Since then, he’s built an arrestingly powerful body of work, almost singlehandedly creating a new genre: part dance, part gig, part theatre. Critics try to encapsulate his work with words like ‘exultant’, ‘visceral’, and ‘ecstatic’, and certainly his trademark gestural language – derived from folkdance, military exercise, club-dancing and even the gym – is addictively hypnotic.

About The Masterclass:
This Hofesh Shechter Company professional masterclass opens with a class in the style of the company to enable a full understanding of the movement principles of Hofesh’s work, and his key use of improvisation in his choreography. This is then followed by the opportunity to learn a short extract of Hofesh Shechter’s latest repertoire Grand Finale. The session will end with a short Q&A, to give those participating the chance to ask those burning questions. We look forward to seeing you there!

Masterclass Details:
Date: Saturday 16th March 2019
Time: 11.30am -1.30pm
Cost: $30
Venue: Adelaide College of The Arts, Level 3 Rehearsal Studio
Participants: Professional Level Contemporary Dance


Image Credit: photographer Gary Copeland

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Adelaide Fringe Masterclass: Men With Coconuts (comedy / circus / performers)

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Scotland's leading improv troupe make their Australian debut in Adelaide with award winning improvised comedy sketches and songs, culminating in a showstopping finale -- an entirely improvised musical. These Edinburgh Fringe favourites push their art form to a new level. Unplanned, unscripted, and unbelievable!

Their masterclass presented by The Mill allows the participants to explore improvised comedy as a form, with an emphasis on character emotion and response within the framework of a scene. This is a masterclass and does rely on those partaking to have a grasp of stage craft and the confidence to express themselves spontaneously in the safe environment of the studio.

Participants: Performers: Comedians, Dancers, Actors, Circus Performers, Physical Theatre Artists.

Venue: The Mill’s Breakout Space. 154 Angas Street, Adelaide.

Date/Time: Monday 18th February, 2019, 10am -12pm


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Adelaide Fringe Masterclass: SHOWKO (Rakugo / comedy)



Welcome to the quirky and hilarious world of Showko -- Australia's favourite Japanese comedian. Wonderfully funny and off-beat, Showko's blend of stand-up, puppetry, ventriloquism and Rakugo (Japanese storytelling comedy) is hugely entertaining and utterly unique. Growing up in the kookiest culture on earth, she escaped into a childhood fantasy world of making and talking to puppets -- now it's her job.

Expand your cultural horizons with this masterclass into a 400 year old Japanese storytelling art form. This is a rare opportunity for Australian artists and performers to learn from Showko - The only professionally trained Japanese Rakugo artist currently working outside of Japan.

A Rakugo story is told by a performer who has to act out a story by themselves with only two humble props, a folding fan (Sensu) and hand towel (Tenugui). They must be able play the role of each distinct character by changing personality, facial expression, mannerisms, speech, etc. Due to the simple structure they can express and describe anything, drawing the viewer into the story through their imagination.

This masterclass covers the very traditional fundamental structure of Rakugo.

Participants: Performers: Comedians, Dancers, Actors, Circus Performers, Physical Theatre Artists, Ventriloquists…

Venue: The Mill’s Breakout Space. 154 Angas Street, Adelaide.

Date/Time: Sunday 10th March, 1pm-3pm


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OzAsia Festival Masterclass: Eko Supriyanto (dance / movement), 'Salt'


The Mill and OzAsia Festival 2018 present

Dance Masterclass with Eko Supriyanto, choreographer of 'Salt' in the 2018 OzAsia Festival, hosted at LWDance Hub as part of OzAsia's Dance Lab.

Masterclass Details:
Date: Monday 29th October
Venue: LWDance Hub, Lion Arts Centre, Crn Morphett St and North Tce, Adelaide
Time: 11am-12:30pm
Cost: $20.00
Level: Professional/Tertiary Dance


About Eko Supriyanto
Founder and artistic director for EkosDance Company and Solo Dance Studio in Surakarta Indonesia, Eko is the leading Indonesian dancer and choreographer of his generation.
Trained in Javanese court dances and the Indonesian martial arts of Pencak Silat since the age of seven Eko’s performance career spans major works and tours throughout Indonesia, Europe, America and the Asia Pacific. Eko holds a PhD in Performance Studies (2014) from Gadjah Mada University and Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Dance and Choreography from the UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures (2001).
Eko’s performance career stretches between major commercial productions to dance research projects. He was enlisted as a dance consultant for Julie Taymor’s Lion King Broadway production and choreographed and performed for major international productions including Peter Sellars Le Grand Macabre, John Adam’s Opera Flowering Tree in Vienna, the Barbican Centre in London and the Lincoln Center in New York, Garin Nugroho’s Opera Jawa, MAU Lemi Ponifasio’s Tempest, Solid.States with Arco Renz, and was a featured dancer in Madonna’s 2001 Drowned World.

His recent major work is Cry Jailolo with seven youth dancers from Jailolo North Maluku and will be touring in Japan, Australia and Europe in August- October 2015. Most recent performance research on the Body Embodiment of Indonesian Dancers is connected to his work on maritime culture entitled The Future of Dance is Under Water.

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OzAsia Festival Masterclass: Eun-Me Ahn (dance / movement), 'Dancing Grandmothers'


The Mill and OzAsia Festival 2018 present:

Dance Masterclass with Eun-Me Ahn

Eun-Me Ahn is the choreographer of 'Dancing Grandmothers' in the 2018 OzAsia Festival, hosted at LWDance Hub as part of OzAsia's Dance Lab.

Masterclass Details:
Date: Sunday 28th October
Venue: LWDance Hub, Lion Arts Centre, Cnr Morphett St & North Tce, Adelaide SA 5000
Time: 11am -12:30pm
Cost: $20.00
Level: Professional/Tertiary Level Dance


About Eun Me Ahn:
Eun-Me Ahn has found new, unexpected and exciting ways. This first comes from her itinerary, marked as much by the learning and exploration of shamanistic tradition as by the many years spent in New York or a profound friendship with the missed Pina Bausch (who invited her many times in Wuppertal). Korean and cosmopolitan, figure of the avant-garde but also choreographer of the very official 2002 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony in Daegu and presented in the most important international festivals, she knows how to improve the beauties of contrast, mow polka dots, stripes and flower, how to play with the most pop colors before switching to the most solemn austerity, how to play with the most subtle shades of androgyny or une slowness to make trance rhythm burst...

Educated at the school of rigor, precise, demanding and of a all Korean discipline, Eun-Me Ahn is also a daredevil performer, ready for all kind of piracies. One have seen her jump from the top of a crane to attack a piano with axe and scissors, rip off herself her fairy dress made of white ties to distribute the pieces to the audience while performing a teddybear dance, bury herself with a clown costumes under a rain of baloons, locked up behind bars in a duet with a chicken, or dressed up as a mushroom... But one would be wrong thinking it is provocation. It is rather the affirmation of a curiosity and a freedom held by work and style pushed to their most unexpected limits.

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OzAsia Festival Masterclass: Yui Kawaguchi (dance / movement), 'Andropolaroid 1.1'

The Mill in partnership with OzAsia Festival & ACArts present a masterclass with Yui Kawaguchi performing Andropolariod 1.1 as part of The 2018 OzAsia Festival.

Image Credit; Show Andropolaroid 1.1

Image Credit; Show Andropolaroid 1.1

Masterclass Details

Date: Wednesday 7th November
Time: 11am - 12.30pm
Venue: Adelaide College of The Arts/TAFE, 39 Light Square Adelaide, Level 3, Rehearsal Studio
Cost: $20
Level: Professional/Tertiary Level

About the Masterclass

Berlin-based dancer-choreographer Yui Kawaguchi has worked extensively in the global arena and collaborated with many different types of artists. In this masterclass, she focuses on how the body communicates with the outside world through interaction with music, words and space. Exercises related to joints and abdominal muscles help participants understand the condition of their own body while breathing techniques and other approaches improve balance and precision. Physical capabilities are then explored through improvisation before undertaking a choreographed work that celebrates the sheer joy of dancing.

About Yui Kawaguchi:

Yui Kawaguchi, choreographer/performer, has studied Classical Ballet, Jazz, Hip-Hop and contemporary dance, acting and singing. She danced by (1998-2000) , Kota Yamazaki/Rosy, co (2000-2002) and Motoko Hirayama (2007), performing in Japan, the USA and Europe. She also has worked with film directors such as Makoto Tezuka, Yoshimasa Ishibashi. She choreographed for the opening festival of East Asian Olympic 2001, and has also worked with music videos, TV-CF, films, concerts and fashion shows. Between 2001- 2003, she worked as a choreographer and performer with the “media drive unit 66b/cell". Together with this multimedia performance group, she was engaged in developing the three-year project, "test-patches", which integrated composers, visual artists, system engineers with performers. The project was invited to perform at ARS Electronica (Linz), Seoul International Dance Festival and Japan Virtual Reality Conference, etc. Since 2005, she works in Berlin. She performed by Ismael Ivo, Helena Waldmann, NICO AND THE NAVIGATORS, Michaela Lucenti and Tomi Paasonen, among others. Her own piece have featured at a number of festivals. In 2006 she received the Jury’s Prize at the Yokohama solo-duo competition.

In 2008 her Solo REM - Black Cat was presented in New National Theater Tokyo. Since 2008 she works in collaboration with Jazz pianist Aki Takase. She is also engaged in research project with a sociologist and a cognitive scientist. Together with them she developed the Audio-Dance-Performance "HEREing Loss" and gave workshop in Keio University, Japan. She is the original cast of the successful cross over project "Flying Bach“, by Christoph Hagel and Flying Steps in New National Gallery Berlin, in which she choreographed contemporary part. This project won the "Echo Klassic Sonderpreis 2010". In May her new solo performance "andropolaroid“ was premiered in Cologne and become awarded "Der Kölner Tanztheaterpreis 2010".

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SALA Masterclass: Andrew Dearman (photography), 'The Afghan Box Camera'

The Mill in partnership with SALA Festival present a masterclass with Andrew Dearman (SA).


Masterclass Details:
Date: Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th August, 2018
Time: 12.00am - 3:00pm daily
Venue: The Breakout at The Mill
Cost: $150
Participants: no photography or developing experience required

Booking essential:

In this masterclass, led by SA-based photographer and visual artist Andrew Dearman, participants will build their own 'Afghan Box Camera' from easy-to-find materials.

On day one, Dearman will lead the class through building the cameras with participants using their handmade contraptions to shoot and develop photographs on day two. No darkroom is required - these cameras are mini darkrooms too!

About The Artist: Andrew Dearman is an Adelaide based artist and analogue photographer, who teaches Art History & Theory at Adelaide Central School of Art. See his work by following the link:

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SALA Masterclass: Chris Orchard (drawing), 'Identity and the Avatar'

The Mill in partnership with SALA Festival present a masterclass with Chris Orchard (SA).

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Masterclass Details:
Date: Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th August, 2018
Time: 10.00am - 4:00pm
Venue: The Breakout at The Mill
Cost: $400
Participants: some drawing studio experience is a minimal requirement.

Booking essential:

An old aphorism states that every time we make a representation of a head we are representing ourselves. This 2-day studio-based workshop will navigate notions of identity through the drawing of the head. For hundreds of years artists (in particular), have made images and objects based on the head, from observation and invention. The Avatar, the invented being is often a character the artist uses to examine the human condition and elements of Identity.

Participants will be guided through a series of strategies that provide opportunities to make small and large scale drawings of the head, their own and others and through repetition observe the evolution of the physiognomy of the entities drawn. In part I remain fascinated by the variability of the hand made, the slippages that become doors to invention.

Artists to consider include DaVincis’ Grotesques, Holbein, Antonia Carriera, William Blake, Goya, Van Gogh, De Chirico, Giacometti, Botero, Dobell Paula Rego, Mike Parr, Barry McGee, Jenny Saville, William Kentridge, Godwin Bradbeer.

Easels and Drawing boards provided. Participants are expected to provide:

  • 12x Sheets Bulky Newsprint. NOT Butchers paper.

  • 12x Sheets 200 gsm Cartridge.

  • 1x box natural charcoal, thick sticks, about pencil thickness.

  • 2x Charcoal pencils, medium.

  • 2x Sticks compressed charcoal, medium & soft.

  • White latex erasers.

  • Masking tape.

  • Retractable blade utility knife.

  • A rag, napkin size, old Tshirt or bed sheet.

  • Small personal mirror, like a compact mirror to fit the palm of the hand.

About The Artist:
Chris Orchard held his first solo exhibition 1975. 1982 Founding member of Central Studios Adelaide. Over 60 solo and group exhibitions to the present. Former Head of Drawing at Adelaide Central School of Art. 1984-1987 joined Air and Space Studios Berry St London. 2000 residency at Gunnery Studios Sydney. 2002 taught Drawing at the New York Studio School. 2011 Awarded the Arts SA Fellowship. 2012 Three month studio development of new work at Present Company, Brooklyn, NY. In 2017 awarded the SALA feature artist with a publication by Wakefield Press, “Christopher Orchard, The Uncertainty of the Poet with text by Peter Goldsworthy, Margot Osborne, Julia Robinson, Roy Ananda and Rod Taylor. Maintain studio practice in Adelaide and New York to the present. Represented in Adelaide by BMGArt, in Sydney by Wagner Contemporary Galleries and in New York by Stephen Rosenberg Fine Art.

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Akram Khan Masterclass

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

Image Credit. Show Image XENOS

Image Credit. Show Image XENOS

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.

About Mavin Khoo

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.

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Bangarra Dance Theatre Masterclass

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. 

Image Credit; Show BENNELONG, by Vishal Pandey

Image Credit; Show BENNELONG, by Vishal Pandey

Masterclass Detail

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.

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Clown Academy: Clowning Playshop

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

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.

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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

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Clowning is the courage to be vulnerable

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Micheal Getman International Residency: May - June 2018


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


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)

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.

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Masterclass: Lucy Guerin Inc (Adelaide Festival 2018)

Photo Credits: Show image of SPLIT by Gregory Lorenzutti

Photo Credits: Show image of SPLIT by Gregory Lorenzutti

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.


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.  

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.

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Masterclass: The Kagools (Adelaide Fringe Festival 2018)


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

Masterclass Details

Date: Wednesday 28th February
Time: 9.30am -11.30am
Venue: The Mill Adelaide, Breakout Space, 154 Angas Street, Adelaide.
Cost: $20


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.

★★★★★ - 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
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Engage: Dancehouse Choreographic Lab

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. 

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 have closed.

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ilDance Intensive: 2018

Our friends from ilDance Sweden will join the mill for two intensive weeks of class in January and April 2017.


Morning Class at The Mill

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

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!