dance screen

Wednesday, 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

moving onto You Tube

Tuesday, October 10th, 2006

We’ve now uploaded a few more videos to You Tube. It’s fascinating to watch as people find the films. We’ve added tags that help people find the material and ‘contact improvisation’ is probably the way most people will be finding it – not too sure how many people are looking for contemporary dance on the web. In the two weeks that the following footage has been uploaded there have been more than 550 views. That’s an average of about 40 people a day. I wonder how many watch the whole thing?

To see the stats you need to go to the video page.
We’ve created an account channel at http://youtube.com/profile?user=slightlymoving to which you can subscribe.

You Tube also allows you to post videos in response to videos you see – i’m wondering who’s going to start the first online collaborative choreography.

performances this week

Tuesday, September 19th, 2006

I have been working with Simon Ellis and Shannon Bott on two solos for Paea Leach. Paea commissioned these two choreographers to each make a short solo for her. This project has had three stages beginning in 2004 and coming to a final performance outcome this week at Dancehouse. The two solos will also be touring to Perth in October for the Artrage Festival.

“Four acts of violence leading up to now”
Simon Ellis, Paea Leach, David Corbet

Shannon Bott, Paea Leach, David Corbet, Alex Jack and Jess Hutchison

lighting and costume for both by Richard Vabre and Paula Levis respectively

I have been doing the sound for both and media in Four acts. These two short works and will be presented alongside Bagryana Popov’s “Studies in Being Human”.

Dates: September 21–23 at 8pm, September 24 at 5pm
Venue: Dancehouse, 150 Princes St North Carlton
Tickets: $20/$15 Dancehouse members & concession
Bookings: 03 9347 2860 or info@dancehouse.com.au
Websites: http://dancehouse.com.au/performance/spring.php

research and business

Tuesday, July 18th, 2006

Currently Jacob and I are in Perth.

I am undertaking a residency at P.I.C.A. with Simon Ellis and Paea Leach.  You can read about the research and development we’ve been engaged in at our blog here. There are a number of small outcomes from the last 3 weeks including a selection of 2 second films.

On returning to Melbourne I will continue to work with Simon and Paea as well as Shannon Bott on the SOLOS project. Jacob and I are currently storyboarding and rehearsing She Be with Amber Haines and Lily Paskas working towards the shoot in late September. We are also planning a short performance season – impression, comparison, perspective – and putting together a season with State of Flux for the end of the year.

That’s all the news for the moment.


PS Jacob is here i Perth for other reasons!


Sunday, May 7th, 2006

Opening at Dancehouse this coming week is Inert. First developed in 2004 this collaborative work is having it’s first run as part of the ReelDance season in connection with Dancehouse. David has been responsible for the composition and audio design and worked with videographer Cormac Lally on the video section of the work.

From the Inert website:

It is a short work – approximately 15 minutes long – in which the audience is taken on a sort of performance ride : an intimate tour of the (micro)worlds of two people; a psychological game whereby the viewers are unusually accountable for how they relate to the performers. It is also ambiguous as to who are the protagonists of the relationships that emerge within Inert – the two dancers? The audience? Or perhaps both?

How close is too close?

Photograph: Natalie Cursio

A performance installation developed by Simon Ellis (performance/choreography), Scott Mitchell (sculpture/design), Cormac Lally (videography), Shannon Bott (performance/choreography) and David Corbet (composition/audio design).

10 – 13 & 17 – 21 May 2006
Dancehouse, 150 Princes St, North Carlton VIC 3054 AUSTRALIA
$20 AUD, Entry by booking only: +61 3 9347 2860 email info@dancehouse.com.au

the little con

Thursday, February 2nd, 2006

David and Jacob will perform at The Little Con, a night of improvised dance, at Cecil St Studio on Sunday 12th February. They will be performing a 30 minute work focussing on overlapping duets with Joey Lehrer and Paul Romano. Also performing in other works on the night will be Ann-maree Ellis, Dianne Reid and Anne O’Keeffe.
The Little Con is on the second Sunday of the month at 6.30pm at Cecil Street Studio, 66 Cecil Street, Fitzroy.

Space and Place

Thursday, November 13th, 2003

David and Jacob have both been heavily involved in the work of Y Space and Jillian Pearce (who founded and directs the company).

Space and Place was performed on the side of the wheat silos in Natimuk and featured aerial performers interacting with live computer animations (throw in a choir, the local kids doing shadow puppets, a band, a found object sculpture and some extreme weather for the full picture). As aerial performers David and Jacob were responsible for generating material and leading rehearsal sessions.
space and place
photo by David Fletcher

Legs on the Wall

Sunday, October 13th, 2002

In 2002 David and Jacob were employed by Legs on the Wall to be a part of the celebrations for the opening of The Esplanade in Singapore. Under the direction of Brendan Shelper they performed in a short choreographed physical theatre piece (with French Canadian company Théâtre de la Dame de Coeur providing puppetry and video projection) as well as in the spectacular finale on the side of the Maybank building – a 500ft skyscraper.

legs on the wall + big wall
Photos by Roger Graham

That’s David on the right in the first image – and a slightly closer view in the second image. Jacob was at the other end of the rope, belaying David during the performance which required three full runs down the side of the building.