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Melbourne Festival. 10-26 Oct 2014

Masterclasses & Workshops

Melbourne Festival and Chunky Move are offering a selection of outstanding international workshops and master classes for professional makers and dancers during Melbourne Festival 2014.

To participate in any of the below classes, places are limited so please complete the application form below by Friday 26 September 2014.

As a special offering, the Festival will be running a Tai Chi workshop accessible to all skill levels. To participate in this workshop, please complete the application form by Friday 10 October 2014.





A creative laboratory for experience makers of all disciplines with renowned international theatre-maker and choreographer Nicole Beutler.

This creative laboratory focuses on 'the role of the spectator' as co-creator of the narrative or reading of the work:

A versatile artist who works across multiple disciplines, including dance, theatre, puppetry and contemporary music, Nicole also has extensive experience as a curator and facilitator. Her visit to Melbourne offers a unique opportunity for makers from all disciplines to come together to reflect on their own work. 

Nicole invites makers to share and sharpen aspects of their practice by making, reworking, recycling and upcycling their own, and potentially each other’s, performance material. Alongside each day of studio-based practice participants will together view performances in the Melbourne Festival in the evening, which will provide further context for the laboratory. 

Dates: Tue 21- Sat 25 October, 11.30am - 6pm
Cost: $275 (includes performance tickets) 
Venue: Chunky Move Studios
Applications Close: Friday 10 October

For more information visit the Chunky Move website

Apply here


Hosted by Shaun Parker

Shaun ParkerAward winning Choreographer Shaun Parker will take a master class for emerging and professional dance artists titled ‘Meaning, Movement and Dramaturgy’ 

Parker will share his process for devising original dance theatre and the tools he engages to create non verbal storytelling through the body. 

Masterclasses for Emerging and Professional Dancers
Mon 20 Oct at 5pm
90 minutes
Chunky Move, Studio 1

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23-26 Oct at 1pm

The Coopers Malthouse, Merlyn Theatre

Shaun Parker & Company presents AM I from 23-26 October 2014 at The Coopers Malthouse, Merlyn Theatre.

Artists In Conversation

Sun 26 Oct post 1pm show

Foxtel Festival Hub

Shaun Parker discusses AM I, his fusion of dance, spoken word and music.


Hosted by Stuart Shugg

Stuart ShuggStuart Shugg graduated in 2008 from the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, Australia.  In Australia, he has worked with Russell Dumas, Lucy Guerin, and Philip Adams.  In NYC, Stuart has worked with Jon Kinzel and Jodi Melnick.  Stuart joined the Company in November 2011.

Masterclass for Professional Dancers
Sat 25 Oct at 10am
120 minutes
Chunky Move, Studio 1

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Trisha Brown: From All Angles

22-26 Oct

Arts Centre Melbourne

Stuart Shugg will be performing with Trisha Brown Dance Company in Pure Movement and Early Works.