Stompin Youth Choreographic Project
We invite Australian choreographers with an interesting studio practice and a passion for working with young people to conduct a two-week choreographic intensive, mentoring the Stompin dancers to create their own dance works. This project also serves as a way to keep Stompin connected to national and international trends in dance, and as a way to refresh our collective of dance artists who are interested in contributing as guest artists on our major shows. Beyond this, it is a wonderful way to up-skill our dancers. Our dancers are our choreographers in our shows. The more skills our dancers have, the more they are able to contribute fully to our unique artistic processes. Check out SYCP 2017 here.
Our 2018 SYCP is currently underway, lead by Lucas Stibbard...
Lucas is interested in the mechanics of play and interactivity in performance as well as how space informs on the body and the concept of the body as an animated or puppeted illustrative form. His practice is centered in theatricality, imagination, immersion and the joy of play through a physical theatre. He has worked as a performer, theatre-maker, dramaturg, writer, designer, educator and memorably as the sound operator for a touring burlesque troupe.
Lucas will mentor the young choreographers, taking their ideas from a seed and developing them into fully realised short works, considering space, audience and experience.