Artist Opportunities

Directors Lab: Melbourne

More information on Directors Lab: Melbourne 2016 coming soon

Following the success of the inaugural Directors Lab: Melbourne which was held as part of the Melbourne Festival in 2015, we are delighted to announce that Directors Lab: Melbourne will again take place during Melbourne Festival 2016.

To read about the 2015 Program visit the Directors Lab: Melbourne website
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Directors Lab: Melbourne 2016
Inspire. Challenge. Connect. Nurture.

Inspired by the Lincoln Center Theatre's Directors Lab, Theatre Works will facilitate a unique program of events for professional directors from around Australia and the world.

The Lab will run from 9am - 9pm over 8 consecutive days, and will be a combination of masterclasses, dynamic conversations, investigations, creative explorations as well as seeing and discussing works presented by the Melbourne Festival. Directors will be actively involved in the participation as well as the presentation of sessions, sharing their skills, methodologies and techniques with a community of national and international directors.

For more information about the Directors Lab please email directorslab(replace+with+at+symbol)

Photo of Peter Sellars and participants in the 2015 Directors Lab: Melbourne

The Object Score: Duda Paiva Masterclass

Sunday 13 March
Time and venue details coming soon
$125 Full Price // $80 concession

Please register your interest by emailing admin(replace+with+at+symbol)

Renowned puppeteer and dancer DUDA PAIVA returns to Melbourne in March, 2016 both as performer (BLIND - Theatre Works, 9-20 March), and to lead a one day intensive workshop exploring his unique approach to movement and puppetry. Duda believes that dance and puppetry are intertwined - but you don't have to be a dancer (or a trained puppeteer) - to explore this rich style of performance. It's an opportunity for you to open new possibilities in your own practice, stretch your horizons, take some risks.

Over the day you will work with a puppet/object, bring it to life, and then discover the relationship between you through patterns of movement, rhythm, spatiality and emotion. Two separate and distinct beings will emerge from the one imagination, held together through a connection as nuanced and multi-faceted as the creator chooses.

Open to all those interested in puppetry and performance. Both experienced and emerging performers are welcome. For those of you who have done one of his workshops before, this is your chance to go deeper! Class size limited.

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