Yellow Wheel's major work for 2017, The People's Dance
Pilot is a collection of eight short works choreographed and performed by YW2 collective members. This season of works will be an opportunity to showcase the diversity in our movement interests and range of abilities with you. We are eight emerging makers who are excited to take risks and create works that challenge how we experience dance and how it is presented.
Our eight choreographers are Aimee Schollum, Angela Dexter, Chris Chua, Emma Riches, Georgina Bond, Jaala Jensen, Jacinta Martorella and Leandra Osmond.
Melbourne Dance Centre is the home of YW2 and Treloar Land is the official venue partner
Yellow Wheel’s celebrated make a show in a day event is back.
Join Artistic Director Adam Wheeler and Artistic Associate Kyall Shanks in a day of choreographic madness to create a show that is performed that night. Young dancers aged 12-26 are invited to be part of the project.
No experience required.
VENUE: Temperance Hall, Napier St South Melbourne
DATE: Saturday 20th May 2017
WORKSHOP TIME: 9:00am – 6:00pm (venue open from 8:30am)
PERFORMANCE TIME: 8:00pm
FEE: $50 to participate
TICKETS: $15 to see the show
All proceeds of It's A Dance Project go towards Yellow Wheel's 2017 major work, The People's Art.
It's A Dance Project is proudly supported by Phillip Adam's BalletLab and Yellow Wheel's big sister company Lucy Guerin Inc.
Over the Easter long weekend Yellow Wheel participated in The 2017 Australian Youth Dance Festival directed by our own AD, Adam.
96 young people from all across the country come together for three days of workshops and on Sunday night performed in Emergence alongside eight other fantastic works.
Massive thanks to Lee and Israel from ilDance, Sweden for making such a beautiful work.
Next stop IT'S A DANCE PROJECT, stay tuned!!!
For all the details on the festival head to https://www.facebook.com/AYDF2017/
We delighted to launch YW2's inaugural season PILOT. 8 works made by the collective will be presented at the very cool Treloarland, Brunswick.
YW2 has launched a Pozible campaign to support the project. PILOT is self funded so without the support from you the collective will not be able to present the work in June.
Here is the link to the campaign https://pozible.com/project/yw2-pilot-season
Check out the video the collective made too https://vimeo.com/212856963
Yellow Wheel is very excited to offer a workshop with Josh Mu and Samantha Hines from Dancenorth, while they visit Melbourne on tour with the company's latest work, Attractor. This is the only public workshop opportunity Dancenorth will be offering in Melbourne!
The workshop will begin with a class based on methodologies designed to attain strength through fluidity whilst harnessing the intrinsic support system for efficiency, balance and power.
Josh and Samantha will share repertoire from Dancenorth’s latest work Attractor, a co-production with Lucy Guerin Inc choreographed by renowned choreographers Lucy Guerin and Gideon Obarzanek. Together you will explore improvisational structures derived from momentum, evolution and surrender as well as learn phrase material connecting texture and rhythmical sequencing with detailed virtuosity. This is a unique opportunity to gain insight into the rich artistic culture of Dancenorth whilst experiencing choreographic processes from Lucy Guerin and Gideon Obarzanek’s latest creation, Attractor.
Thursday February 23rd
12pm to 3pm
Melbourne Dance Centre (75 Weston St, Brunswick)
Places are strictly limited so we advise you to book in advance.
Yellow Wheel is delighted to announce its newest project: YW2 Collective
This new initiative is for recent graduates from all tertiary institutions who are interested in being part of a group of like-minded dancers transitioning from full time training to the professional sector.
The collective will meet every Wednesday at Melbourne Dance Centre and together we will choose the programming for the year. Whether it be developing their own work or commissioning a choreographer, each member will have the opportunity to build essential skills to become an active member in the dance industry.
Sunday January 29th
1pm to 4pm
Lucy Guerin Inc (28 Batman St, West Melbourne)
Sunday's audition will be a chance to get to know Yellow Wheel's creative team and participate in creative tasks and improvisation exercises taught by Adam, Josh and Kyall.
If you are interested in being part of our new program, please email Adam at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following:
A brief introduction of yourself
Why you would be interested in joining YW2
If you are unavailable to make Sunday but interested in the collective, please email Adam to arrange another time to been seen.
We look forward to meeting you.
ilDance (Sweden) Summer Intensive 2017
Presented by Yellow Wheel & The Space Dance & Arts Centre
We are very excited to offer a professional development program for dance leaders and young, pre-professional dancers, led by internationally acclaimed artists Lee Brummer (ilDance), Israel Aloni (ilDance) & Adam Wheeler (Yellow Wheel & The Space School of Performance Arts).
PROGRAM ONE: Dance Leaders Program
For all teachers and choreographers wanting to expand their knowledge in contemporary dance methodologies and practices.
PROGRAM TWO: Pre-Professional and Youth Program
For all young contemporary dancers from the age of 14 to 26 who want to expand their technical and choreographic skill set. Previous experience recommended.
Monday 9th - Friday 13th of January 2017
The Space Dance & Arts Centre, Chapel Street Prahran
Timetable - To Be Confirmed
$250 for the week
$60 day passes available for PROGRAM TWO only
Yellow Wheel is a collection of young dancers, all of which are determined to pursue a career in dance. Our dancers come from a vast range of schools, universities and institutions all with the common goal of being part of a collaborative, creative process with an emphasis on producing high-grade dance works. Dancers who are a part of Yellow Wheel become part of an ensemble for the whole year, rehearsing on Tuesday nights and most Sundays and working on a number of key projects and training opportunities including:
- A training intensive and new work by Lee Brummer and Israel Aloni from ilDance (Sweden)
- Create and present your own short work in our SHOWROOM 2017 Winter Season
- A new collaboration with E:Motion21 to create our first integrated dance work
The audition for the company will be three hours and include contemporary technique class, followed by some improvisational and choreographic tasks. You can choose between two auditions times/locations:
- THIS AUDITION HAS NOW REACHED MAXIMUM CAPACITY -
Sunday December 4th - 10am to 1pm
Lucy Guerin Inc (28 Batman St, West Melbourne)
Tuesday December 6th - 6:30pm to 9pm
Melbourne Dance Centre (75 Weston St, East Brunswick)
To attend the audition you must be 14 year old or over and complete the registration form below.