STRUT Collaborations 2: Choreography/Sound Design. Composer Callout

COLLABORATIONS: Sound Composition and Dance – Rachel Arianne Ogle/Luke Smiles

Workshops: 10:30-17:00 November 30 – December 11 2015 – King Street Arts Centre

Performance: 6:30pm Fri December 11 2015 – State Theatre Centre of W.A

STRUT Dance are looking for Composers/Sound Designers and Dancers to participate in an exciting workshop opportunity. The 2 week workshop is an exclusive opportunity to work with Composer/Sound Designer Luke Smiles from Sydney Theatre Company/Chunky Move and WA’s premiere Choreographer Rachel Arianne Ogle in a two-week composition intensive at the State Theatre Centre WA.

In partnership with Perth Theatre Trust and TURA New Music, STRUT continues to provide pathways to encourage future collaboration across all stage art forms. We feel that these conversations should commence at ground zero and be continually encouraged. The aim is to provide all parties with the necessary vernacular and skills to develop performance works of greater resonance and depth.

This two week intensive is designed to develop skills in cross art- form collaboration for choreographers and composers/sound designers. Delivered on stage the State Theatre Centre these workshops encourage immediate implementation of learning and practice.

A public showing will showcase selected results and provide a platform for participating artists to talk about the process and their work and creating networking opportunity for future collaboration and presentation

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Luke Smiles

As a performer (dance & theatre), Luke has enjoyed many national and international performances with companies and choreographers such as Chunky Move, Vis-a-Vis Dance Canberra, The One Extra Dance Company, Meryl Tankard’s Australian Dance Theatre, Paul Selwyn Norton, Thwack, Australian Dance Theatre/Garry Stewart, Kim Itoh + The Glorious Future (Japan), Byron Perry, Lucy Guerin Inc., Antony Hamilton and Balletlab. He is currently acting in Windmill Theatre’s School Dance for which he also made the soundtrack and received a 2013 Helpmann Award nomination for Sound Design.

Working under his business name motion laboratories Luke has composed music and produced soundtracks for Australian and International artists such as: Australian Dance Theatre, Bare Bones Dance Company (UK), Byron Perry, Chunky Move, Dancenorth, Gavin Webber, Gabrielle Nankivell, KAGE Physical Theatre, Nederlands Dans Theatre (Holland), OX (Slovenia), PVC Freiburg (Germany), Rambert Dance Company (UK), Stompin, Tamara Saulwick, Tasdance and West Australian Ballet.

Luke was Sound Designer for Sydney Theatre Company’s The Maids (2013) starring Cate Blanchett and Isabelle Huppert and composer for Windmill Theatre’s trilogy (Fugitive, School Dance and Girl Asleep) commission for the 2014 Adelaide Festival.

Recent sound commissions include Rachel Arianne Ogle’s Precipice (State Theatre Centre of WA, August 2014) and Gabrielle Nankivell’s Wildebeest for Sydney Dance Company (Carriageworks November 2014).

Rachel Arianne Ogle

Rachel Arianne is a dance artist who’s detailed approach to kinesthetic movement and energy allows intricate, elastic dynamics to emerge and immersive experiences to manifest through the body for performer and audience. She has performed with Melbourne dance company Phillip Adams BalletLab; Perth’s Buzz Dance Theatre, Hydra Poesis and Kompany Kido; Hong Kong’s City Contemporary Dance Company; Nigeria’s Ijodee Dance Company; Amsterdam’s Unfinished Company; and the global 50collective.

Rachel’s original works include precipice (2014), Of Snowflakes and Spacetime for the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (2014), We Are Made Of Stardust for Link Dance Company, which undertook a European and Australian tour (2013); and her solo work Where You End & I Begin in Perth’s Proximity Festival (2013). In 2009 Rachel was the recipient of the inaugural Future Moves Mid-Career Contemporary Dance Fellowship, participating in the international project 50 Days in Costa Rica with renowned dance artist David Zambrano.

Her recent dance work precipice with Luke Smiles and Benjamin Cisterne was the 2014 season hit at State Theatre Centre WA.

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