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Pitch Lab

Collective Making Intensive
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Hosted by Dance Makers Collective

Supported by the Australian College of Physical Education

Expressions of Interest now closed

December 14 - 18, 10am - 4pm

Pitch Lab is a week-long intensive that brings together professional independent dance artists with DMC artists, to explore and share ideas and processes in a collaborative environment.

Artists who participate in Pitch Lab are treated like DMC members and so, in the spirit of collective-led decision making, will not only collaborate in the room together, but will collaboratively design the intensive in response to the needs and aspirations of the group.

Pitch Lab will provide an environment:

- to refine skills in collective decision-making and working collaboratively

- to pitch and test new ideas

- to practice the art of articulating ideas and participating in other people’s ideas

- for collective ideas to emerge

- to facilitate the consolidation of ideas

DMC is a democratic organisation, with a co-led director structure, which means the work we make is for the collective benefit of those involved and their intended communities.

We are seeking expressions of interest from dance makers who wish to contribute to this collective-led process. DMC is open to continuing to develop ideas that emerge from Pitch Lab in collaboration with the artists involved.

During the planning session, the participating artists will form a values framework and co-author a memorandum of understanding, to ensure collective-led decisions are formed by the group together, not imposed on the group by DMC.

DMC welcomes professional dance makers from all walks of life, and will select participants based on their capacity to work collectively with the group formed for this intensive.

Participating dance makers will be selected by DMC members based on their response to the expression of interest, if you wish to respond to the expression of interest in an alternative format please contact us.

Participating artists will be paid a fee of $1,500 plus 9.5% superannuation.

This fee covers:

  • participation in a 2-3 hour planning session, led by DMC at an agreed time preceding the Pitch Lab
  • participation in the Pitch Lab intensive
  • participation in a 2-3 hour evaluation session, led by DMC at an agreed time following the Pitch Lab

Expressions of interest have now closed.

Pitch Lab is from 14 - 18 December, 10am - 4pm at the Australian College of Physical Education, Sydney Olympic Park.

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Dance Makers Collective acknowledge the Darug peoples, the traditional custodians of the land of Western Sydney, whose land we have the privilege to dance and work on. We acknowledge their survival and resilience, and pay respect to Darug Elders past, present and emerging, and recognise their continuing connection to the land, water and community for over 65,000 years.

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