In August, NORPA announced its line-up of Associate Artists.

TNN welcomes those artists and looks forward to hearing about what they and NORPA will be creating in the months to come.

All are respected makers in their own right and represent the cutting edge of Australian talent across a multitude of forms. Together they form the thumping heart of NORPA’s artistic vision for the future. They will fuel the creation of inspiring new devised works and a creative program that is physical, visceral, ambitious, inclusive and occupies a unique place in the national theatre landscape.

Associate Artists will join Julian Louis (Artistic Director) and Kirk Page (Associate Director). Together they will invigorate and inspire NORPA as a brave artist-led company. Our artists are Janis Balodis, Caroline Dunphy, Darcy Grant, Mitch King, Jade Dewi, Kate McDowell, Emma Saunders and Valley Lipcer.

Julian, Valley and Darcy are already gearing up for:

Balancing Dynamics — A masterclass in acrobatics and theatre making

A one week intensive in physical theatre, acrobatics and duo dynamics. Through developing a series of duets the group will explore dramatic scenarios and comical play. They will delve into the distance between character and the authentic self exploring the fiction and truth in the performer and develop units of action that are packed with story and skill.

Monday 18 — Friday 22 September

Led by Artistic Director Julian Louis, and Associate Artist Darcy Grant

The Studio, Lismore City Hall, 10am — 4pm

Cost: $385 (five days)*

* NORPA is pleased to be able to offer three complimentary places. These places will be offered on the basis of the EOI submitted. To register your interest, and for EOI and booking information, please email Valley Lipcer. Limited places. Bookings are essential.

Open to trained dancers and actors looking to build on their art form and practice.



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