PROJEKT MOXIE IN A NUTSHELL
Projekt Moxie 2022 is an initiative, led by South Australian choreographers Lina Limosani & Daniel Jaber, and is designed to connect and bridge the gap between recent graduates and professional practicing dance artists in Adelaide. Comprising of three components; Mentorship, Industry Development, and Performance Outcome, it primarily focuses on enabling talented graduating dancers to challenge their artistic practice in a stimulating professional environment while nurturing early career pathways. It is an opportunity for four creative individuals to develop and promote their voice in a supportive environment and tailor their experience towards their interests and career intentions.
The three components include:
Curated daily morning class led by industry professionals.
Masterclasses with Adelaide Festival & Adelaide Fringe Artists.
Hosting industry networking events.
One-on-one mentoring for four 2020/21 dance graduates, residing in South Australia, with a focus on developing future planning.
Group attendance to Fringe and Adelaide Festival shows.
Tailored professional development opportunities.
The creation of two new works by Daniel Jaber & Lina Limosani to premiere at the 2022 Adelaide Fringe Festival on four
2020/21 dance graduates (paid contract).
Through its multilayered approach, Projekt Moxie will ignite the local dance landscape and create opportunities for employment, dissemination of knowledge, and the sharing of practice between emerging and established artists locally, nationally, and internationally.
Your funds will help us pay fair remuneration to the class and workshop facilitators.
The first 6 months upon graduation is crucial in the journey of an emerging dance artist. Statistics show that 80% of dance graduates lose momentum and fall away from their pre-existing ambition due to a lack of immediate opportunities. On average, a contemporary dance class costs a recent graduate $25 to participate. Daily class is imperative to maintaining a high-performance level, and many struggle to balance the cost of living with pursuing this necessity. This campaign will allow a significant reduction in the cost of participation fees to make it accessible to as many artists as possible, regardless of their economic situation. A ‘pay what you can’ policy will be employed to ensure dance graduates have support, community, and exposure during this inevitable transition.
Exceptional teachers from the fields of dance, theatre, performance, alternative body practices, and movement research will be scheduled to diversify and elevate the existing access to training in South Australia. These teachers will include local practitioners, interstate guests, and artists presenting in the Adelaide Fringe and Festival circuit. It will create vibrancy, new opportunities for sharing ideas, developing methodologies, and affords local dancers the opportunity to expand and elevate their existing understanding of dance, the body, and creativity.
Your support through this campaign ensures that valuable knowledge is being shared in a continual cycle of education and reinvigoration, strengthening the dance ecology and community as a whole.
GEMMA IVENS is a contemporary dancer who graduated in 2020 from Adelaide College of the Arts. Gemma has collaborated choreographically with nationally and internationally renowned artists including Gabrielle Nankivell, Kialea-Nadine Williams, Paulo Castro, Niv Marinburg, and Thomas Fonua.
AMELIA WATSON is an emerging dance artist and recent graduate from Adelaide College of Arts. She has worked across various performance disciplines including contemporary dance, puppetry, children’s theatre, and dance theatre.
JEAN BENNETT-HOL is an emerging dance artist and current third-year dance student at Adelaide College of the Arts, graduating class of 2021. She has a specialised interest in contemporary dance and physical theatre, having trained across multiple disciplines within dance, and a strong background in gymnastics.
JESS MINAS is a recent graduate and upcoming Adelaide-based artist working in dance, theatre, and film. Jess has created choreographic works for live performance and digital medium, ‘Salute’ (2020) as part of ‘Rip Drag and Ruminate’ in the Adelaide Fringe Festival as well as two movement-based short films ‘Etiquette.’ and ‘Snail Mail’.
Through a rigorous audition process, congratulations to the following SA dance graduates who have been selected to participate in Projekt Moxie's inaugural initiative. This cohort of dancers are highly motivated hardworking individuals who show genuine promise and commitment to the art of dance.
MEET THE 2022 DANCERS
DONORS & FUNDERS
This project is proudly supported by the following funding bodies and Pozible campaign donors:
Cherrie Aitken Alyshia McKinnon Madeline Edwards Adrianne Semmens
Cayleigh Davies Katrina Constantopoulous Symantha Dean Ade Suharto
Felicity Boyd Sarah Rohrsheim Riley Baldwin Jean Bennett
Zoe Gay Laurence Halabut Nick Hays Amanda Phillips
David O'Brien Jeff Meiners Francoise Piron Caitlin Hall
Jass Hriskin Jessie McKinlay IngridHol Richard Bennett Donna Minas
Madison Thomas Garry Stewart Kyle Wright Katrina Lazaroff
Sophie Ryan Narf Zort Kialea Nadine Williams Ian Williams
Kathleen Buchanan Thomas Buchanan Zoe Dunwoodie Alison Currie
David Wei Jess Minas Anton Amelia Watson
Projekt Moxie brings together four of the most exciting, emerging South Australian contemporary dancers and two highly-experienced, acclaimed, local choreographers in an initiative to ignite the community and create opportunities for the “next generation” of professional dance artists. The outcome of this initiative is Declivity; a contemporary dance double bill, created by Lina Limosani (Winner Best Dance & Peace Foundation Awards 2018 Adelaide Fringe) and Daniel Jaber (Winner Best Dance 2010 Adelaide Fringe Awards), a world-premiere for the 2022 Adelaide Fringe Festival.
As a starting point, the choreographers took inspiration from the man, the life, the artist, and the work of literary icon Edgar Allen Poe and has resulted in two highly-contrasting works;
Lina said: ’This new work for ‘Declivity’ draws on Poe’s recurring gothic themes around the double nature of his female ladies, who are both deathly and deadly, both fated and fatal, weak and strong, and both feminine and monstrous. Full of wild imaginings, this fast paced yet softly spoken work is a strange mixture of the light and the dark.”
Daniel said: “Poe’s ‘The Premature Burial’, and ‘The Masque of the Red Death’ prompted me to dissected the thematics of both texts and investigate my own personal connection to the fear of death, and epidemiology. My contribution to the program is a love letter that celebrates and honours the resilience of my queer peers, those who did and did not survive the AIDS crisis.”-end quote
Declivity takes its audience on a rollercoaster through various theatrical terrains. From the gothic, fantastical world of Limosani’s highly theatrical, supernatural work, to the vulnerable, sensitivity of Jaber’s work that speaks to the precariousness of human life. The evening promises to compel and entertain through ferocious physicality, sophisticated choreographic assemblage, rigorous dramaturgy, dynamic emotional range and high energy.
'DECLIVITY' @ ADELAIDE FRINGE 2022
2022 CURATED CLASS PROGRAM - DAILY SHARED PRACTICE
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