This weekend will see an exciting collaboration between award-winning dancer, Kristina Chan, and acclaimed Newcastle filmmaker, Neil Mansfield, at Newcastle’s Catapult Choreographic Hub as part of the PROPEL Professional Residency Program.
The PROPEL Professional Residency Program invites professional and industry acclaimed contemporary dance artists and emerging choreographers to Newcastle to collaborate with a local artists (composer, film maker, visual designer, textile artists etc).
During an intensive three week residency, artists will create the seeds of new works, which are to be shown informally at Catapult Choreographic Hub located at 880 Hunter St, Newcastle West. The showings are open to the public, and will also host a musical performance by members of the newly formed Creative Arts Newcastle (CAN_U). Catapult have a residency running each month until the end of the year as part of the PROPEL program.
This Friday and Saturday night’s showing will feature the collaboration between Kristina Chan (visiting resident artist, twice recipient of the Australia Dance Award, and winner of a Helpmann award for dance) and Newcastle based award-winning filmmaker, Neil Mansfield.
Upon arriving in Newcastle, Chan was given a tour of the city and was struck by the vision of industry on the city’s horizon. The residency has been used as an investigation of ideas into the relationship between humans and coal, on an elemental, visceral and industrial level.
There will also be a showing of a remounted work created earlier this year by Artistic Director Cadi McCarthy in collaboration with emerging dancer Raegan Ashley Williams, Jessica Coughlan and Zackari Watt.
Doors open from 7pm.