Entanglement and Impression, Comparison, Perspective (v2)

December 12th, 2014

In November 2014 we presented a new work called Entanglement and resurrected our performance model of ICP (Impression, Comparison, Perspective) for the MoveME Festival in Perth, Australia.


In Physics, ‘Entanglement’ is a quantum mechanical phenomenon in which the states of two or more objects have to be described with reference to each other, even though the individual objects may be spatially separated.

Performers: Jacob Lehrer and David Corbet
Musicians: Madeleine Flynn and Tim Humphrey

David Corbet and Jacob Lehrer are long time dance collaborators/researchers and have been creating dance together since 1997 both nationally and internationally. They are joined by Madeleine Flynn and Tim Humphrey who are long time music/sound experimenters and collaborators and in 2012 won the national APRA-AMC Award for Excellence in Experimental Music. These two teams first worked together in 2006.

RealTime provided fairly positive review by Nerida Dickinson. We will provide some images soon and will have video available for presenters to view on request.

ICP - Photo by Gregory Lorenzutti

ICP - Photo by Gregory Lorenzutti
ICP - Photo by Gregory Lorenzutti
ICP – Photos by Gregory Lorenzutti

ICP is a performance model developed to encourage audiences to cultivate a deeper understanding of the presenting artist’s work, by presenting short performance ‘grabs’. David, Jacob, Madeleine and Tim will perform 3 short performances (of 20-30 mins each) per night. A single ticket allows entry to one, two or all 3 slots.

See them once – you get an impression.
See them twice – you have a comparison.
The third time gives you perspective.

Stay for the whole evening, or pick and choose across the shows…

The original (and underdeveloped) website for ICP is here
More soon…

in gaol

September 24th, 2009

In Gaol with David and Jacob

coming up at the natimuk frinj festival.

In Gaol with David and Jacob

You’ve heard of In Bed with Maddona, right? Come and get involved with David and Jacob in the old natimuk gaol where they will be interred for the entire festival. A durational performance event, the work is centered around personal history, relationship, intimacy and the paradox of freedom.

Often the tightest imposed boundaries generate the greatest creative freedom.


Un peu – some video

May 23rd, 2009

Here are a few excerpts from our performances earlier this year with Andrew Harwood, Paula Zacharias (video) and music by Dr Barry Hill. This all happened at Dancehouse in Melbourne. They’re all hosted on Vimeo.

All video shot by Cobie Orger

performances with harwood

January 7th, 2009

as part of the tour there will be a few performances in Melbourne.
bookings can be made online at Dancehouse

also, Ruth Zaporah will be in Melbourne at the same time so we’ve organised (in conjunction with Al Wunder) for a combined solo evening followed by a forum on improvisation practices.
Full details here

updates on the Harwood workshops

December 8th, 2008

There have been some changes to the workshop times – only in Byron Bay.

Andrew Harwood will now be teaching an intensive weekend workshop in Byron instead of a full week. Also, Paula Zacharias will be accompanying Harwood and contributing to the teaching in Byron – sharing her own work as an addition to Harwood’s teaching. This menas there is more teaching time than the other locations for the same price. Byron’s looking good! We will post some more info about Paula up here soon. An outline of the Byron workshop is as follows:

Thursday Feb 12th – 6 – 9.30pm
Friday Feb 13th 6pm – 9.30pm
Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th 11am – 5pm

By chance I stumbled across an interview with Andrew on YouTube – it’s in French.

harwood in 2009

June 11th, 2008

We’re bringing Andrew Harwood out to Australia in January 2009.

We’ve stayed in touch since our residency and performances with him in 2006 and have finally managed to co-ordinate dates. Andrew will be teaching a workshop in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Byron Bay. At the same time we will be rehearsing and performing with him in each location (except Byron Bay – at the moment).

If you’re interested in attending the workshop download the flyer. More details here soon.


go sic at acic

May 9th, 2008

the 4th annual Australian Contact Improvisation Convergence is just around the corner. we will be there in facilitating and teaching roles as well as just to have a dance and a break from the rest of our lives. it’s been a while between drinks. and we’re thirsty.

ACIC is part of the CI36 celebrations happening around the world. it’s a Satellite Event and maybe there will be some media hook up while we’re there. martin hughes will be teaching at and attending CI36, which is great to see him being recognised by the global CI community. he has been so influential in the development of CI in Australia.

not sure if there are any tickets left, but it’s going to be a great time at ACIC… get in if you can.

from the con

May 9th, 2008

it’s been a while since the february monster little con, but here’s some footage of our performance. video by john corbet.

a little snippet from the little con monster show from dc on Vimeo.

it was a crazy night – but very enjoyable.

not so little con

February 29th, 2008

the super duper multi-stratified chronologically structured little con.

that’s where we’re performing next. it’s in melbourne at Dancehouse from 7 – 9pm on Feb 29th, 2008.

from the blurb:

What happens when you bring together some of Australia’s finest contemporary dancers with some of Australia’s leading improvisers, contact and butoh practitioners: 5 spaces, 30 dancers – a lot of boxes and 2 hours to find out. Don’t miss the february little con. It’s a monster.

Friday 29th Feb, 7pm @ Dancehouse.
In February, The Little Con will be a special two-hour long curated and
scored improvisational dance event bringing together dancers working across
different contemporary forms. Audience members will be able to come and go
at their leisure, roaming freely about the upstairs space and are invited to become part of the performance by using cardboard boxes to divide and
redivide the space into three sections, creating separate and intimate
viewing environments.
Cost: $7 @ the door.

there’s a crazy excel spreadsheet detailing when and where everyone is performing that has had a few revisions and makes my eye water when i try to read it. here’s hoping that it all makes sense on the night.

video documentation to follow.

dance screen

October 31st, 2007

As part of the Sydney Festival there is an event called Dance Screen, which is curated by Erin Brannigan. As part of the event David will be programming a touchscreen installation which will show around 16 dance on screen works showcasing dancers, choreographers and filmakers from around the country. The installation includes Ready and Taut, both made by David this year. One is a solo work and the other is a collaboration with Paea Leach.

More info about the event.

Here is a version of Ready:

Also, an earlier work of David’s, called Always There, is screening on Nov 7 in LA as part of The Int’l Fest of Cinema and Technology. More details about this event