Stompin Youth Choreographic Project 2019

(Applications close June 14)

Stompin Youth Choreographic Project (SYCP) applications are open!
If you are between the ages of 13 and 30 and are interested in making dance or being a part of the making process, SYCP is for you. This year SYCP is being mentored by Bec Jones, Stompin's new Artistic Associate. 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 to be a dancer and be a part of the creative process.

This year SYCP will take place in three unique stages:

Stage 1-
An exciting international exchange intensive taking place in Launceston over 3 days (July 14-16). Stompin will be joined in the studio by visiting Youth Dance Companies Dansebryggeriet (Denmark) and Hurja Piruetti (Finland) in a process of exchange, mentorship and development, concluding with a public sharing.
Stage 2-
Ongoing, weekly development and rehearsals with Stompin Acting Artistic Director, Gabriel Comerford and Mentor Bec Jones.
Stage 3-
Further rehearsals and developments culminating in a professional presentation as part of Junction Arts Festival.

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SYCP Mentor-
Bec Jones

Bec is a contemporary dancer, producer and educator with over 10 years of knowledge and experience.
Throughout her career she has danced with companies such as Leigh Warren and Dancers, Opera Australia, Tasdance and Victorian Opera and has worked with an extensive list of choreographers including: Leigh Warren, Prue Lang, Frances Rings, Jiri Kilyian, Graeme Murphy, Stephanie Lake, Annie Grieg, Gabrielle Nankivel Paul Blackman and Christine Gouzelis.
Bec has performed nationally and internationally at festivals and venues around the world such as Womadelaide, Edinburgh Festival, Adelaide Festival, Oz Asia Festival, Holland Dance Festival, Junction Arts Festival and Ten Days On The Island.
Passionate for teaching and youth dance, Bec regularly lectures in some of Australia’s most highly regarded tertiary institutions including; Adelaide College of the Arts, Brent Street Studios & WAAPA. As a teacher and educator, she has also worked with Sydney Dance Company, DRILL and Stompin.
Most recently, Bec premiered I Don’t Know This Body as part of Lonely In The Rain Festival in Joensuu (Finland) – which concluded a year-long creative exchange with Finnish artist Anna-Maria Väisänen.