Tr.IPP Associate | APPLICATIONS OPEN

We are glad to announce that we are now offering the opportunity to join Tr.IPP for specific sessions with a few of our interstate and international guest artists.

We are opening our doors to contemporary dance artists who are not full time Tr.IPP participants but would be interested in obtaining creative opportunities with our guest artists, we are launching the Tr.IPP associate program.

Inspired by our aspirations to realise a hybrid environment which embraces exchange and sharing as methods of learning and development, we have decided to open some of the experience at Tr.IPP to artists who are not full time participants in the pathway.

Tr.IPP is a pathway for graduates and emerging contemporary dance artists for competence and professional  development.

Under the artistic direction of Israel Aloni, Tr.IPP has been uniquely designed for dance artists to obtain the necessary methodologies and practices suitable for artists who aspire to develop their own artistic practice as makers and/or perform with companies and independents.

We strongly believe that by joining the cohort of artists in Tr.IPP for a short period, the Tr.IPP associates will earn significant artistic and learning endeavors as well as stimulate our own domain at Tr.IPP by bringing their own identities and values into the group.

The selected associates will be involved in the session with the particular guest artists, as integral members of the cohort and will be fully welcomed into Tr.IPP’s environment and context for the specific time frame.

This opportunity is suitable for tertiary contemporary dance students in their final year of studies, postgraduates as well as independent contemporary dance artists.

Please note: Only 3 associates will be selected for each opportunity.


Session 1: Natalie Allen (Perth, WA)

26TH - 28TH OF FEBRUARY 2018 & 5TH - 7TH OF MARCH 2018

Cost: $600 (6 days)

Independent maker and performer.

As a performer, worked with an array of leading Australian dance companies; Leigh Warren and Dancers, Sydney Dance Company (SDC) under the direction of Rafael Bonachela, Australian Dance Theatre  and Expressions Dance Company.

She also performed in the United Kingdom with Alexander Whitley Dance Company and Gwyn Emberton Dance.

Received a Green Room Award in 2013, for 'Best Female Dancer' in Sydney Dance Company's, 2 One Another.

Nominated for a 2017 Australian Dance Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Dancer, for her performance in Ohad Naharin's ‘Decadance’ commissioned by Strut Dance for the 2016 MoveMe Festival, Perth.   

Natalie created and self-produced ‘Sublime…. ‘for the Perth FRINGE WORLD Festival 2017. Performed in William Forysthe’s ‘One Flat Thing Re-produced’ commissioned by Strut Dance. Performed a solo ‘Climacteric’, co-created with Richard Cilli for 2017 In Situ Season by Strut Dance.

Recipient, with Richard Cilli, of a Strut Dance Seed Residency. Collaborated with Sam Chester to create a new work on LINK Dance Company, ‘IM Spiegel’. Performed in Kynan Hughes, ‘Valentine’ at the Blue Room Theatre November 2017.


Session 2: Chris Evans (London, UK)

13TH - 29TH OF MARCH 2018

Cost: $900 (2.5 weeks)

Independent maker, choreographer and performer.

Began his career with Hofesh Shechter Company, performing as one of its original members, and touring worldwide. During this time, he also collaborated with Jonathan Lunn to devise Reading Rooms, a dance/text interplay working with Alan Rickman, Juliet Stevenson, and Miranda Richardson. He later joined Lost Dog Theatre Company, co-devising It Needs Horses, which toured internationally and won the Bloomburg Place Prize Award for dance. Chris has been a member of Gecko since 2011 and has worked on the creation of both Missing and Institute,touring both productions worldwide.

Chris still continues a creative relationship with Hofesh Shechter, joining him on projects as Assistant Choreographer.


Session 3: Tobiah Booth-Remmers (Adelaide, SA)

23RD OF APRIL - 4TH OF MAY 2018

Cost: $800 (2 weeks)

Freelance performer, creator and teacher and runs his own performance collective in Australia.Worked for choreographers associated with Australian Dance Theatre (Adl), Sydney Dance Company (Syd) and Chunky Move (Melb), in particular Larissa McGowan, Lina Limosani and Gabrielle Nankivell. Also worked with the company Tasdance where he performed in works by Graeme Murphy amongst others. Performed in major arts festivals including Adelaide Fringe Festival (Aus), Adelaide Festival of the Arts (Aus), WOMAD (Aus), Dance Massive (Aus) and Dublin Dance Festival (Ire).

Recently returned to Australia from Europe where he has been training, teaching and running residencies across Belgium, Bulgaria, Greece, Italy and Sweden.


Session 4: Omer Barkley Astrachan (Sydney, NSW)

13TH - 24TH OF AUGUST 2018

Cost: $800 (2 weeks)

Independent choreographer and performer.

As a performer he worked with Kamea Dance Company, Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company, Jerusalem Dance Theater,Idan Cohen Dance Company and independent makers such as Rotem Tashach, Maya Levi, Sally-Anne Friedland and more.

Moved to Australia in 2014 and since then has worked with various artists such as Marina Abramovic, Dean Walsh, Jay Bailey, Brendan Cook and more.

Earned great recognition for his piece TOHU which was made in collaboration with with Sharon Barkley Astrachan.

Omer is continuously developing a significant voice as a maker and examines the fine dimensions of performance approach and movement qualities.