Stompin Youth Choreographic Project


Do you want to make your own short dance work in 2018? SYCP offers the opportunity to be mentored in choreography, present work in a local festival and work with a wonderful team of young people!

Applications open 1st of June.
Applications close 15th of June.

SYCP 2018 is happening from 7th-21st July (Tassie School Holidays) at the University of Tasmania's Annexe Theatre, and will be lead by multi-disciplinary artist Lucas Stibbard and Stompin’s Artistic Director, Caitlin Comerford. The dancers will explore the theme of escapism as they develop their own works.

A second development will take place in August/September with the works to be presented as part of the Junction Arts Festival program via Theatre North at the Princess Theatre in Launceston.

This opportunity is open to young people between the ages of 13 and 30 who are interested in making dance or being a part of the making process. This year SYCP focuses on concept development and is open to individuals and groups. Whether you want to make a solo or a big group piece now is your chance to make your own dance work! If choreography isn't for you, apply as a dancer and be a part of the creative process.

This project costs $50.00 and includes a project T-Shirt. There are also two free spots available (scholarships) thanks to the Australia Council for the Arts. Contact us if you would like to apply for the scholarship. 

 *Only blue times are compulsory.

*Only blue times are compulsory.

About 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.

Through the Stompin Youth Choreographic Project Lucas will share some of his practice while also mentoring young artists to realise their own creative works in unconventional spaces. As a successful applicant you will draw inspiration from architecture, interrogating how we can use the body to activate and re-imagine site and tell stories in space. You will discover new ways to translate ideas and research into the creation of a choreographic work that communicates meaningful messages to our audience.

 Image: Justine Walpole and La Boite Theatre Company

Image: Justine Walpole and La Boite Theatre Company

About SYCP

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.