Contemporary Dance Intensive

An intensive program for ages 12 through 17+

ADC’s Contemporary Dance Intensive is one of Australia’s most highly-regarded short contemporary dance training courses. Offered annually in Brisbane each summer, and by request regionally across Australia, we cater for dancers in three age groups – 12-13 years, 14-16 years and 17 years onwards.


#Summer 2022

Join us for our summer intensive! A supportive and open environment guided by our ADC dancers and special guest artists to explore dance in the digital space and improvisation. Participate in either one or two weeks.


#Week 1 / Dance for film

January 10—14 / 9am—5pm

Spend time with ADC’s Artistic Director and incredible company artists alongside some special guest facilitators as we explore both sides of the camera and how to make compelling dance for the screen.

Redefining how we connect with audiences is at the absolute heart of ADC’s artistic vision. In 2020, we created two stunning dance films - Cass Mortimer Eipper’s Liminal and Jack Lister and Ryan Renshaw’s Still Life.

For week one of our CDI, you will be taken behind the scenes of these beautiful new films – learning to create movement for the screen using different choreographic techniques. We will also look at framing, editing and collaboration - sharing skills on composition and the construction of content for the digital world.

There will also be opportunities to learn repertoire directly from our ADC dancers, honing your technique and developing your physical vocabulary.


#Week 2 / Improvisation

January 17—21 / 9am—5pm

Explore the limitlessness of yourself and infinite possibilities available to you through improvisation. Guided by ADC dancers and guest artists, this is an opportunity to transform paralysis of choice into empowerment in an open and safe environment.

We continually strive to evolve – curiosity and courage are core to ADC’s way of being. In 2021 we challenged ourselves in Alisdair Macindoe’s Forgery where the notion of presence and openness was irrefutably necessary. We saw the dancers collaborate with each other to construct the performance as it unfolded moment by moment, responding in real time to tasks fed by the A.I.D programme. This required keen listening and the courage to dive wholeheartedly into the unknown.

Utilising the tools of Forgery as a starting point, we will build upon and discover various facets of and approaches to improvisation as a practice and as performance.

With an overall focus on heightening body listening, cultivating creative flow and breaking through blockages, this week will give you the opportunity to witness, practice and discuss in a playful group environment.


#Awaken

Introductory program for ages 12–13 years

Awaken is ADC’s inspiring introductory program for students aged 12 and 13 who want to take their first plunge into the world of contemporary dance or would like to broaden their understanding of the genre.

The awaken program is facilitated in week 2 of CDI.


Dates

17—19 January, 2022


Location

Judith Wright Arts Centre, Fortitude Valley


Cost

$330

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#Expand

Foundational and pre-tertiary program for ages 14–16 years

Our Expand program caters to young aspiring dancers aged 14 to 16 who are not yet in tertiary dance training or full-time dance training but are seeking deeper knowledge and skills.

Participate in either one or two weeks.


Week 1 / Dance for film

10—14 January, 2022 / 9am—5pm


Week 2 / Improvisation

17—21 January, 2022 / 9am—5pm


Location

Judith Wright Arts Centre, Fortitude Valley


Cost

1 week $630 / 2 weeks $1000

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#Flourish

Tertiary, pre-professional and professional program for ages 17 years onwards

Designed for those aged 17 and over, our Flourish program provides an accelerated and focused experience for dancers currently in full-time training or professional dancers already in the industry.

Participate in either one or two weeks.


Week 1 / Dance for film

10—14 January, 2022 / 9am—5pm


Week 2 / Improvisation

17—21 January, 2022 / 9am—5pm


Location

Judith Wright Arts Centre, Fortitude Valley


Cost

1 week $630 / 2 weeks $1000

Enrol now

We acknowledge the First Nations people as the Traditional Owners of Meanjin (Brisbane).

In the spirit of reconciliation the Australasian Dance Collective acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

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