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RACONTEURS: creative workshop program

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Raconteurs project image 2000px wideRACONTEURS

Want to be part of an immersive, creative arts workshop program based in the heart of Byron Bay from Tuesday 14 – Friday 24 November 2017?

Expressions of interest are now open!

Dance Integrated Australia (DIA) creates new collaborative opportunities for artists from diverse background to access, participate in & enjoy dance of the highest quality. At the core of our work, DIA provides creative advocacy for its community of dancers, choreographers & practitioners, who value, challenge, redefine & inform our different perspectives of contemporary life.

‘Raconteurs’ is a new opportunity for creatives to work alongside a team of exceptionally talented local and international artistic associates of Dance Integrated Australia. This multi art-form workshop series is a platform designed for people from diverse background interested in performance making.

‘Raconteurs’ is a 2-week creative workshop program based at the Byron Bay Scout Hall in the heart of the picturesque, beach-side town. The project is designed to enhance participant’s skills in writing for the theatre, dance, movement, and choreography, sound design & DJing, street performance and multidisciplinary practice.

This inaugural project is the brainchild of Clunes resident, Philip Channells (Creative Director / Producer) who is interested in discovering new models for sustainable, regional-based arts practice for creatives living on the NSW North Coast and Northern Rivers regions.

Projects like ‘Raconteurs’ can support the development of artists’ work through connecting them with like-minded community members while enabling a platform to establish new professional networks and develop collegiality. At the same time, ‘Raconteurs’ boosts the regions creative capital and contributes to its national reputation for producing high calibre community arts events. Philip Channells, Creative Director & Producer

Philip Channells is a NSW regional-based artist and the founding Creative Director and Producer of Dance Integrated Australia. At the core of this work, DIA provides creative advocacy for its community of dancers, choreographers & practitioners, who value, challenge, redefine & inform our different perspectives of contemporary life. He’s created collaborative performances across art forms including dance & theatre, film, community art projects, site-specific work and artist in residency projects in Australia and internationally. He is an Ambassador to Bundanon Trust’s Artist in Residence program; an inaugural recipient of the AMP Tomorrow Makers Award (2014) and a recipient of the Ausdance NSW 2017 Innovating Dance Practice funding program (2017). Philip has published articles in international journals, magazines and arts in education periodicals.

The Raconteurs / Workshop Facilitators

Joining the artistic line up for Dance Integrated Australia’s ‘Raconteurs’ project in Byron Bay is internationally renown, interdisciplinary artist, Bill Shannon (USA). Bill joins local artists including: Bere (Mullumbimby), Phil Blackman (Lismore), Philip Channells (Clunes), Pob Sellors aka ‘DJ Pob’ (Federal) and Mark Swivel (Mullumbimby).

Expressions of interest closing Friday 10 November!

More information

Where: The Raconteurs Hub | Byron Bay Scout Hall, 28 Tennyson St, Byron Bay
When: Tuesday 14 – Friday 24 November 2017
Cost: Workshop Passes range from $50 – $120 | Workshop Bundles range from $210 – $350
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The Common Ground of Byron Bay. If you wish to contribute, please contact: Kirra Pendergast P: 0408 068 824 E: kirra@commongroundaustralia.com

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