The Innovating Dance Practice grant is an initiative of Ausdance NSW to assist professional dance practitioners residing in NSW to develop and innovate their practice through funds made available by Arts NSW on behalf of the NSW Government. Congratulations to the 2016 IDP Grant Recipients – Jade Dewi Tyas Tunggal, Ryuichi Fujimura, Sarah Houbolt, Patrick Lartey, Lewsi Major and Carl Sciberras.
Jade Dewi Tyas Tunggal will develop her capabilities in teaching dance technique and directing solo and ensemble choreographic process from an embodied anatomy and kinesiology perspective. Jade will complete an online course from the NYC Breathing Project, engage community dancers with free sharing and evolve her choreographic practice during freelance commissions and inter-arts projects
Ryuichi Fujimura will undertake a mentorship with Dance Artist and Body-Mind Centering® Practitioner Alice Cummins in Melbourne. They will explore somatic and perceptual techniques to generate original ways of moving, refine technique and develop sensitivity to the relational field.
Sarah Houbolt will undertake an exploration project, in partnership with Sydney Dance Company. She will explore her partial sight in relation to dance, with particular focus on researching new ways of stacking the senses, new methodologies, and technologies.
Patrick Lartey (Lucky) is a Sydney based dancer and choreographer originally from Ghana, West Africa. Patrick will travel to Ankata in BoBo Burkina Faso West Africa to complete a four week dance residency with Serge Aime Coulibaly and the Faso Dance Theatre.
Lewis Major will embark on an intensive period of professional development through a one on one mentorship with acclaimed NSW choreographer and artistic director Shaun Parker to develop his choreographic and dramaturgical skills as a dance maker.
Carl Sciberras will travel to Malta to be mentored by Francesca Tranter, Artistic Director of Contact Dance Company where he will participate in her curated summer program ‘Dance Hybrid Malta’. Carl will participate in workshops, conduct research with folk and contemporary dancers and develop work with artists.