2017 IDP Recipients


Image of Raghav Handa, Image by Heidrun Lohr

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 Create NSW on behalf of the NSW Government. Congratulations to the 2017 IDP Grant Recipients – Annalouise Paul , Brooke Stamp, Caroline Garcia, Jessica Coneely, Philip Channells and Raghav Handa.



Annalouise Paul will develop her capabilities through professional development workshops in Method Flamenco Empirico with dance professional and mentor Juan Carlos Lerida in Spain.


Brooke Stamp is innovating her interdisciplinary practice with acclaimed experimental Olfactive Project 'Folie a Plusieurs' (New York). Brooke will work in studio with a Folie a Plusieurs scent designer, to explore artistic relationships between dance and scent design, with view to develop live performance.


Caroline Garcia will undertake residences. for two activities, both of which take place in the Philippines. The first is to attend the Sinulog Festival in Cebu, and the second is to participate in Tribal Tour, a cultural immersion program facilitated by Kularts, a tribal and contemporary Filipino dance company based in San Francisco.


Jessica Conneely works in the intersection between dance and health. She will be expanding her practice with two secondments in London and a mentorship with Kevin Williams for 6 months to develop a dance-based health program for regional NSW.


Philip Channells will embark to Moscow for a two week skills development project with Garage Museum of Contemporary Art's - 'Experiencing the Museum 2018' event. Workshops will focus on site-specific interdisciplinary performance creative processes & the relationships between the body, architecture/design & our perceptions/perspective from culturally diverse viewpoints.


Raghav Handa intends to learn to play the traditional instruments used to create the Kathak rhythms in Indian dhol. He will explore how they can be re-interpreted through a contemporary prism under the mentorship of renowned Indian classical instrumentalist, Maharshi Raval.


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