This workshop is designed as a space to practice movement and making. There will be two sessions; the first focussing on a physical training practice using contemporary dance techniques and improvisation. The second half of the workshop will investigate multiple approaches to collaborative and solo making that explores moving bodies in tandem with choreographic, theatrical and aesthetic ideas.
These workshops are an opportunity to connect with other practitioners through creative practice and be guided toward/through your own choreographic research.
Open to all levels!
Teaching Artist - Rose Philpott
Rose Philpott (BPASA, BDanSt (Hons)) is a movement artist based in Tāmaki Makaurau who works as a performer, choreographer and teacher. She has performed internationally and throughout Aotearoa for Sarah Foster-Sproull (Foster Group), Footnote New Zealand Dance, Nisha Madhan and Julia Croft, Okareka Dance Company, Claire O'Neil and Malia Johnston (Movement of the Human). Rose is the co-director of SOFT.co dance company with collaborator Jessie McCall, their choreographic works include HEALR and Inflated Rebel. Recently, Rose developed Foster Group’s Double Goer in residence at Dance Base, Edinburgh, Scotland which premiered at the 2023 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Rose’s choreographic commissions include Night Swim & Dry Spell for Footnote New Zealand Dance, and Left of Spring and Bellum for Unitec Dance. Rose’s independent choreographic work includes Post Truth Allegory which is in development. Rose is a PhD candidate in creative practice at The University of Auckland.