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Australian contemporary dance festival Dance Massive is returning to Melbourne 12 – 24 March 2019. Programmed by Arts House, Dancehouse and Malthouse Theatre with long-term associate partner Ausdance Victoria and new associate partners Abbotsford Convent and The SUBSTATION. 


Dance Massive Masterclasses

All masterclasses are held at:
WXYZ Studios
130 Dryburgh St, North Melbourne, Victoria 3051

Receive discounts to all the below masterclasses and future Ausdance events, workshops and dance education programs by becoming an Ausdance member!

For only $66 (full) or $33 (concession) per year you can join the professional dance network of Ausdance and access a great range of benefits. Join now.

Ausdance Victoria is proud to present the following masterclasses at Dance Massive 2019:


James Batchelor / Wednesday 13 March 2019 at 12:00pm
$45 Full, $35 Ausdance Member or Concession
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Choreographer James Batchelor leads a workshop that explores some of the processes behind his latest creations. Since his involvement as a voyage artist on an expedition to sub-Antarctic Heard and McDonald Islands in 2016, James has been questioning how the body participates in spatial inquiry; how it senses, measures and maps the unknown.

Marrugeku / Monday 18 March 2019 at 12:00pm
$65 Full, $55 Ausdance Member or Concession
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Marrugeku Co-Artistic Directors Dalisa Pigram and Rachael Swain will share cultural and choreographic processes which underpin Marrugeku’s approach to intercultural contemporary dance theatre. The workshop is open to dancers of all backgrounds, physical theatre performers and actors interested in improvisational movement processes to generate theatre.

Kristina Chan / Tuesday 19 March 2019 at 12:00pm
$45 Full, $35 Ausdance Member or Concession
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Kristina Chan will share methods and processes in making work that deals with environmental change. Based on her work A Faint Existence she will lead the group though detailed imagery and sensitivity work, to explore how one might embody transformation. 

Lucy Guerin / Wednesday 20 March 2019 at 12:00pm
$45 Full, $35 Ausdance Member or Concession
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Lucy Guerin will lead a workshop for professional dancers based on ideas and methodologies that have been employed in current works. Recent interests include purely choreographic and rhythmic dance phrases and improvised material based on narrative, drama and conflict. One is purely physical and experiential, where the other brings different qualities into the body through imagination, emotional states and disruption of familiar patterns.

Thomas E.S. Kelly / Friday 22 March 2019 at 12:00pm
$45 Full, $35 Ausdance Member or Concession
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This class led by Thomas E.S. Kelly will provide the tools to develop an acknowledgement of our physical, spatial and spiritual awareness. You will walk, run, jump, dance, sweat, have fun and learn as indigenous thought processes and motifs are fused into a contemporary movement vocabulary. You will be asked to draw energy from the world around you whilst being highly physical.



Ausdance Victoria is proud to present the following industry programs at Dance Massive 2019.

Open Studios – New Works

A program of open showings that provides the opportunity for Australian dance artists and choreographers to present a contemporary dance work-in-progress at Chunky Move Studios.

Below are the artists and companies that have been selected:

Natalie Allen

Rebecca Jensen

Laura Boynes

Sally Richardson

Patricia Wood

Australian Dance Theatre

Victoria Chiu

Annalouise Paul Dance Theatre

Angela Chaplin

Michael Smith

Ryiochi Fujimura

Prue Lang

Yumi Umiumare

Leah Landau

Tour Ready – Meet & Greets

An exciting opportunity for Australian dance companies and choreographers to pitch their work to national and international producers and presenters.

Below are the artists and companies that have been selected:

Dancenorth

Sue Healey

Limosani Projekts

Lewis Major Projects

Mature Artists Dance Experience

Anna Seymour

Liesel Zink

Rhiannon Newton

Co3 Australia, The Farm and Mark Howett

Jo Lloyd

Catapult dance Choreographic Hub

Clare Dyson

Murmuration Arts and Entertainment

Liz Lea