Catapult Dance NEWS
Catapult’s U-Turn choreographic program invites trained adult contemporary dancers aged 18 – 26, performance opportunities across Newcastle. U-Turn dancers are given the opportunity to create new works choreographed by Artistic Director Cadi McCarthy, as well as benefit from visiting choreographers working with Catapult’s ‘The Flipside Project’ (shortlisted for a 2016 Australian Dance Award for Outstanding Achievement in Youth Dance). Recent choreographers include Kristina Chan, Marnie Palomares, Rhiannon Newton and Harrison Elliot.
This week, as part of Catapult’s ‘Flipside Project’, primary students from across the Hunter will create a new work with choreographers Yukino McHugh (So You Think You Can Dance) and Brandon Atoui (Dream Dance Company). This project is supported by artsNSW and the NSW Department of Education and Communities.
On November 4th and 5th, the Flipside Project will perform its full-length work PUSHING BOUNDARIES at the Griffith Duncan Theatre. PUSHING BOUNDARIES is performed by over 40 participants from across the Hunter aged 8 to 22 and includes members of the Catapult U-Turn Program, as well as Dance Diploma Students from RIPA. Choreographed to an original soundtrack composed by James Maher and Zackari Watt, the show will also include visual design by Jessica Coughlan in collaboration with Cadi McCarthy.
Over the next few months visiting choreographers include: Omer and Sharon Backley-Astrachan, Marko Panzic (Director of the Dream Dance Company) and Craig Bary, who will present master-classes and engage in Catapult’s Professional Residency Program, PROPEL.
Omer and Sharon Backley-Astrachan will present two new works as part of their PROPEL residency at Catapult on November 26th. Craig Bary and local artist and academic Dale Collier will be collaborating through a PROPEL Residency in January 2017