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The Mill Fundraiser: So You Think You Can Dance [BAD]

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DANCE YOUR BUTT OFF FOR THE MILL!

Each year, The Mill provides creative studios and artistic programs for over 400 local artists. Help The Mill continue to deliver opportunities for SA creatives, and build audiences for new work.

We need your support! Contribute to our annual fundraising target by attending our bad dance dance-off.

'So You Think You Can Dance [BAD]' is supported by Creative Partnerships Australia through Plus1.

That means each dollar you spend or donate on this event will DOUBLE!

DATE: 18th October, 2019

VENUE: The Mill, 154 Angas Street Adelaide

TIME: 6.30pm doors open/registration sign in

7pm- 9pm opening/performances/raffles

FORMAT:

Dancers / dance teams improvise a 1-2 minute routine to a random song, in a random dance style (styles & songs picked from a hat on the night).

Winners to be decided by public vote - so bring your friends!

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GET INVOLVED:

Buy your tickets to attend.

$15 to register (per dancer)

$20 for audiences

$10 children

Donate if you can’t attend!

Book Tickets/Donate online: https://baddancefundraiser.eventbrite.com.au

WIN PRIZES:

1x double pass to a 2020 Adelaide Festival dance show.

Double passes to a 2020 Adelaide Fringe show at The Mill.

Door prizes and raffles on the night.

BAR OPEN ALL NIGHT!

Nibbles Provided!

Inquiries: info@themilladelaide.com

....WE CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU THERE!

'So You Think You Can Dance [BAD]' is supported by Creative Partnerships Australia through Plus1.

'So You Think You Can Dance [BAD]' is supported by Creative Partnerships Australia through Plus1.

masterclass series

Gaga/people Movement Classes: 12 Weeks in Adelaide 2019/20

Photo by Ascaf

Photo by Ascaf

About Gaga/people Classes:

Gaga/people Classes are open to people ages 16+, regardless of their background in dance or movement. No previous dance experience is needed!

Gaga is the movement research developed by Ohad Naharin (ISRAEL) over many years, parallel to his work as a choreographer and the artistic director of Batsheva Dance Company.  

Gaga/people classes last for one hour and are taught by dancers who have worked closely with Ohad Naharin.

What to expect in Gaga/people classes:

Gaga/people classes offer a creative framework for participants to connect to their bodies and imaginations, increase their physical awareness, improve their flexibility and stamina, and experience the pleasure of movement in a welcoming, accepting atmosphere.

Teachers guide the participants using a series of evocative instructions that build one on top of the other. Rather than copying a particular movement, each participant in the class actively explores these instructions, discovering how he or she can interpret the information and perform the task at hand.

What to wear:

Participants should wear comfortable clothes and be prepared to dance barefoot or in socks. 

Lee Brummer Gaga/people teacher, Adelaide.

Lee Brummer Gaga/people teacher, Adelaide.

About Lee Brummer - Gaga/people teacher Adelaide.

Lee Brummer is an independent choreographer, international guest teacher and educator based in Sweden. She studied at the Jerusalem Academy for music and dance in Israel where she also completed her BA and teaching degree in 2007. Lee has studied psychology, theatre and pilates alongside her career as a dancer and choreographer. Lee is a certified Gaga teacher.

Lee is the Associate Director and Co Founder of ilDance, an independent and international contemporary dance company and organisation based in Gothenburg, Sweden. Since 2016 Lee also manages GAGA SWEDEN under the umbrella of ilDance.

Lee danced with the Bat Dor Dance Company (Israel), The Emanuel Gat Dance Company (Israel) and with various independent choreographers across Europe. She has worked as choreographer's assistant in a variety of dance productions and musicals in Sweden and abroad.

Over the years Brummer has been teaching and working with companies such as: DV8, Australian Dance Theatre, Sydney Dance Company, National Dance Company Wales and Norrdans to name a few. She has been guest teaching at open professional classes, schools and universities worldwide and has been choreographing her own work within different international structures since 2010.

Class/Booking details:

Venue: The Mill’s Breakout Space

Dates: Thursdays

October - 17, 24, 31

November - 7, 14, 21, 28

December - 5, 12, 19

January - 2

Time: 6pm - 7pm

Cost: $20 casual or discounted rate $100 for 6 classes (plus fees)

Bookings Essential: https://gagapeopleclasses.eventbrite.com.au

Enquiries: director@themilladelaide.com

More About Gaga:

Gaga provides a framework for discovering and strengthening the body and adding flexibility, stamina, agility, and skills including coordination and efficiency while stimulating the senses and imagination.  The classes offer a workout that investigates form, speed, and effort while traversing additional spectrums such as those between soft and thick textures, delicacy and explosive power, and understatement and exaggeration.  Participants awaken numb areas, increase their awareness of habits, and improve their efficiency of movement inside multilayered tasks, and they are encouraged to connect to pleasure inside moments of effort.  The research of Gaga is in a continual process of evolution, and the classes vary and develop accordingly. 

Quote from Ohad Naharin:

‘We are aware of the connection between effort and pleasure,  we are aware of the distance between our body parts, we are aware of the friction between flesh and bones, we sense the weight of our body parts, yet, our form is not shaped by gravity . . . We are aware of where we hold unnecessary tension, we let go only to bring life and efficient movement to where we let go . . . We are turning on the volume of  listening to our body, we appreciate small gestures, we are measuring and playing with the texture of our flesh and skin, we might be silly, we can laugh at ourselves.  We connect to the sense of “plenty

of time,” especially when we move fast, we learn to love our sweat, we discover our passion to move and connect it to effort, we discover both the animal we are and the power of our imagination.  We are “body builders with a soft spine.”

We learn to appreciate understatement and exaggeration, we become more delicate and we recognize the importance of the flow of energy and information through our body in all directions.  We learn to apply our force in an efficient way and we learn to use “other” forces.

We discover the advantage of soft flesh and sensitive hands,  we learn to connect to groove even when there is no music.

We are aware of people in the room and we realize that we are not in the center of it all. We become more aware of our form since we never look at ourselves in a mirror; there are no mirrors.  We connect to the sense of the endlessness of possibilities.  Yielding is constant while we are ready to snap . . .

We explore multi-dimensional movement, we enjoy the burning sensation in our muscles,  we are aware of our explosive power and sometimes we use it.  We change our movement habits by finding new ones, we can be calm and alert at once.

We become available . . .” Ohad Naharin

masterclass series

OzAsia Festival Masterclass: Hip Hop from streets of Paris with Valentine Nagata-Ramos

Valentine Nagata-Ramos - image by Tetsuo Nagata

Valentine Nagata-Ramos - image by Tetsuo Nagata

The Mill in partnership with OzAsia Festival and Adelaide College of The Arts present Masterclass with Valentine Nagata-Ramos performing in KATA as part of the 2019 OzAsia Festival.

Masterclass Date: Wednesday 16th October, 2019

Time: 2pm - 3.30pm

Venue: Level 3, Rehearsal Studio, Adelaide College of The Arts, 39 Light Square, Adelaide SA 5000

Participant Level: Professional Level/Tertiary/Full time Dance Student

Cost: $20

Bookings essential: https://valentinenagataramos.eventbrite.com.au

Inquiries: director@themilladelaide.com

About the Artist/Masterclass

B-girl Valentine has danced for leading hip-hop troupes around the world, and started her own dance company, Uzumaki, in 2011. She performed with the MTV dance crew and has won numerous breakdance battles. She will run this special masterclass, sharing many of her unique break styles as seen in the performance of Kata by choreographer Anne Nguyen as part of Oz Asia Festival 2019.

An internationally renowned B-girl, Valentine has danced for companies Black Blanc Beur, Montalvo/Hervieu, 6° Dimension, and with the crew Fantastik Armada (world champion at BOTY 2004). She performed with the MTV dance crew 2005-2006 and has won many breakdance battles (BOTY 2007, IBE 2008…) which she also judged (BOTY 2004). For her Dance Company Uzumaki, she choreographed her first soloSadako in 2011, the duet JE suis TOI in 2014, and My Mother is better than yours in 2018. Valentine has also worked with Anne Nguyen before, replacing her in the solo Square Root (2007), and is dancing with her in the duet Yonder Woman (2010). She is also dancing in the female quartet Autarcie and in the 2017 par Terre Dance Company’s production Kata.

masterclass series

OzAsia Festival Masterclass: Contemporary Dance in Visual Art & Film with Damien Jalet & Aimilios Arapoglou

The Mill in partnership with OzAsia Festival and supported by Dance Hub SA, present Masterclass with Damien Jalet, choreographer of ‘Vessel’ presented as part of the 2019 OzAsia Festival.

Masterclass Date: Sunday 27th October, 2019

Time: 10am - 11.30am

Venue: Dance Hub SA, Lion Arts Centre, Cnr Morphett St & North Tce, Adelaide SA 5000

Participant Level: Professional Level/Tertiary/Full time School Dance Student

Cost: $20

Bookings essential: https://damienjaletmasterclass.eventbrite.com.au

Inquiries: director@themilladelaide.com

About the Artist/Masterclass

Choreographer of ‘Vessel’, Damien Jalet is at the forefront of contemporary dance. Damien Jalet is an independent Belgian and French choreographer and dancer whose work has been presented all over the world . Interested in the capacity of dance constantly reinventing itself by conversing with other media such as visual art, music, cinema, theatre and fashion; his works are often collaborative. He worked as a choreographer and dancer for companies such as Ballet C. de la B., Sasha Waltz and Guests, Chunky Move, Eastman, NYDC, Hessiches Staatballet, Paris Opera Ballet, Scottish Dance Theatre, Icelandic Dance Company , Gothenburg Dance company and many more.

Damien will share his experience as a choreographer in areas of visual art and film with his collaborator Aimilios Arapoglou.

As a teacher Jalet has also taught his specific technique using centrifugal force in many companies and institutions including Pina Bausch Company, ImPulsTanz Vienna, Atelier de Paris, Architanz Tokyo.

Damien Jalet has been entitled knight of the arts and letters by the French government in 2013. https://www.damienjalet.com

Aimilios Arapoglou

Aimilios Arapoglou graduated from the Greek National Dance School in 2011. A few notable performances include, Bolero, YAMA, Gravity Fatigue and BABEL 7.16. He recently contributed to the creation of Skid, a piece by Damien Jalet and visual artist Jim Hodges. In addition to freelance touring throughout Europe, the United States and Japan, Aimilios was invited by Ceprodac Dance Company for an artistic residency in Mexico in August 2018. There, as a guest artist and choreographic assistant to Damien Jalet, he collaborated on Omphalos, which premiered in Mexico City that year.

Images: Damien Jalet and Aimilios Arapoglou - image by Koen Broos

masterclass series

OzAsia Festival Masterclass: Urban Street Dance, Classical Dance and The Warrior with Guillaume Gabriel of Herve Koubi Company

Guillaume GABRIEL - Image by Gilles Aguilar

Guillaume GABRIEL - Image by Gilles Aguilar

The Mill in partnership with OzAsia Festival and Adelaide College of The Arts present Masterclass with co founder of Company Herve Koubi, Guillaume Gabriel, presenting ‘What the Day Owes to the Night’ as part of the 2019 OzAsia Festival.

Masterclass Date: Monday 21st October, 2019

Time: 5.30pm - 7pm

Venue: Level 3, Rehearsal Studio, Adelaide College of The Arts, 39 Light Square, Adelaide SA 5000

Participant Level: Professional Level/Tertiary/Full time Dance Student

Cost: $20

Bookings essential: https://guillaumegabrielhervekoubicompany.eventbrite.com.au

Inquiries: director@themilladelaide.com

About the Artist/Masterclass

This masterclass with co-founder Guillaume Gabriel of Herve Koubi Company, will highlight the importance of quality movement, weight, balance and provide guidance to work thorough challenges.

‘What the Day Owes to the Night’ by Herve Koubi brings together an incredible troupe of male dancers from across the Mediterranean Basin. In this work the performers share their connection for urban dance, classical dance and ancient performance rituals. In this physical masterclass, Guillaume will share the techniques he developed to create this game-changing piece of choreography. 


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