ARTISTIC DIRECTORATE

ARTISTIC DIRECTORATE

In October 2014, Dancenorth embarked on a new artistic structure which is a bold step to develop our programs, revitalise our activities and diversify our performances.

Instead of a single artistic director, the new structure sees the appointment of two eminent and nationally renowned dance practitioners who will not only advise the company on its artistic pathway, but also mentor the Artistic Executive who I responsible for the day-to-day running of the artistic program.

Dancenorth intends to be a creative centre where we become a company which has many different artistic voices by inviting a range of choreographers and artists to work on the company. It is an exciting innovation for the company and we look forward to presenting some of Australia’s most exciting dance theatre creators.

In 2015 we celebrate 30 years since Dancenorth opened its doors, and we will present a diverse program in 2015 (details to be launched in January 2015) which will celebrate dancers, choreographers and former artistic directors who have contributed so much to the history of the company.

ARTISTIC EXECUTIVE
Kyle Page -Dancenorth
KYLE PAGE
Began his professional career at Dancenorth in 2004 and has since performed in 17 countries throughout the world. He studied dance full-time with Barbara Everson at the Australian Dance Performance Institute, and in 2012 attained a Bachelor Degree through the Adelaide College of the Arts.

Kyle has collaborated with internationally renowned choreographers such as Meryl Tankard (Seulle,Kaidan), Lucy Guerin (Weather),Gavin Webber (Underneath, Night Café, Underground, Remember Me), Ikuyo Kuroda (Underneath), Astad Deboo (Rishdey), Antony Hamilton (2 4 1, RGB), Jo Stone and Paulo Castro (Dis-intigration), Larissa McGowan (Slack), and Garry Stewart (G, Be Your Self, Worldhood, Proximity).

Throughout his career Kyle has hosted countless workshops focusing on contemporary dance, improvisation, floor work and release technique. He has performed as a guest artist on So You Think You Can Dance and travelled to Los Angeles to work with Garry Stewart, representing Australia on Superstars of Dance.

In 2013/14 Kyle was offered an Asialink residency and spent three months in Varanasi, India, creating a brand new work, Syncing Feeling, with his partner Amber Haines. Kyle was recently selected as a finalist in the inaugural Australian
Arts in Asia Award for his work Engi, which is set to premier in the OzAsia Festival, 2015.

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