2018 PROGRAM SCHEDULE
Successful applicants will receive a finalised program schedule in June 2018, as some times and details are yet to be confirmed.
SESSION 1 - NAISDA Mid-year show
Date: Thursday 5 July, 9am – 4pm
Location: NAISDA Dance College
In this introduction to NAISDA Dance College, Gosford, students will see the NAISDA Mid-Year Show, a professional production comprised of a series of performances by NAISDA students, known as Developing Artists. The show will be followed by a Q&A and an informal introduction to NAISDA Dance College as a leading organisation for tertiary dance study.
Travel Details: Students will depart C-A-C at 9am, travelling by bus to Kariong, Gosford, and will return to Campbelltown Arts Centre at 4pm.
SESSION 2 - 'On-Country' Day
Date: Wednesday 1 August, 2018
Location: Campbelltown Arts Centre and various locations in Campbelltown
The day will begin at C-A-C, meeting local Elders to provide students with an overview of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history in the area. This will be followed by an on-country visit to key Indigenous sites in Campbelltown. The day concludes with a workshop led by NAISDA dance teacher, looking at how history and experiences can inform the choreography and dance work to be made later in the project during session 3.
Travel Details: Students will meet at C-A-C at approximately 9am and program ends at 3:30pm.
SESSION 3 - 3 Day Intensive: Dance Camp
Date: Sunday 2 September – Wednesday 5 September, 2018
Location: NAISDA Dance College, Gosford
Hosted by NAISDA Dance College, the Dance Camp will give students the opportunity to find and develop their creative voice during a 3-day intensive artistic mentorship in dance as well as voice, cultural knowledge and physical theatre skills. Workshops will be delivered by NAISDA Certificate III Developing Artists and directed by renowned Indigenous dance artist Vicki Van Hout. . .
The Sunday schedule includes travel, followed by an investigation of Country and introductory session on arrival at NAISDA Dance College.
Travel Details: Students will be transported by bus to NAISDA Dance College, Gosford, departing Campbelltown Arts Centre on Sunday 2 September. The group will return to Campbelltown Arts Centre on the afternoon of Wednesday 5 September. Accommodation will be provided at the Bella Vista Motel, Gosford (10 minute walk from NAISDA).
SESSION 4 - Rehearsals and Performance Showing
Dates: Wednesday 12 – Thursday 13 September (4 - 8pm)
Friday 14 September (full day rehearsal and 6pm, evening performance)
Location: Campbelltown Arts Centre
Students will develop and prepare a presentation to extend their learning and share their achievements from across the program. Family, friends and local community members are invited to attend.