2018 Company Audition
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It's that time of year again and your chance to be part of Melbourne pre-professional dance company.

We are looking for young dancers aged between 14-26 who are interested in developing their skills as a contemporary dancer, maker and performer. 

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 and 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 new international exchange with the National Youth Dance Company of Scotland

  • Create and present your own short work in SHOWROOM 2018

  • A new collaboration with Phillip Adam's Balletlab

  • Workshops with acclaimed Australian and International contemporary dance artists

The audition for the company will be three hours and include a contemporary technique class, followed by some improvisational and choreographic tasks. You can choose between two auditions times:

Tuesday November 28th -  5:30pm to 8:30pm
or
Sunday December 3rd - 1pm-4pm

Transit Dance
10 Elizabeth Street Kensington

Joshua Lowe
The People's Dance

Yellow Wheel presents The People's Dance

Yellow Wheel has taken it to the streets to find out what kind of dance works the people of Melbourne would make if they were put in the choreographer's chair.

The People's Dance challenges how we exist with dance, how we make it and why we make it. A global perspective of identity through dance.

Inspired by French street artist JR and his project Inside Out Project, The People's Dance is a 60-minute interactive, immersive experience, housed at Chunky Move this October.

When: October 12-14 7:30pm + 2pm Matinee October 14

Where: Chunky Move 111 Sturt St Southbank VIC 3006

Directed by Adam Wheeler
Choreographed by Adam and the 2017 Yellow Wheel company
Set Design by Aimee Schollum
Inspired by you, the people

Joshua Lowe
SHOWROOM 2017

Yellow Wheel is proud to present this year's company choreographic season, SHOWROOM. Watch our young company members explore making for the first time.

Nine new dance works by: Abigail Benham-Bannon, Charlie Lloyd, Charlotte Sans, Diana Micairan, Eiren Chamley, Elly Tew, Eugenie English, Jacqui Maida, Romain Hassanin

Presented at MELBOURNE DANCE CENTRE, 75 WESTON ST BRUNSWICK 

JULY 7th 7:30pm - 8th 2pm & 7:30pm

Tickets: $22/$12

YW2's PILOT

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 

It's A Dance Project is back

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

REGISTRATION & TICKETS: www.yellowwheel.com.au/iadp
For all inquiries contact Adam at adam@yellowheel.com.au or 0423 903 568

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.

Joshua Lowe
Yellow Wheel at The Australian Youth Dance Festival

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/

Joshua Lowe
YW2's Pozible Campaign

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

Joshua Lowe
Dancenorth Workshop in Melbourne!

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)
$35

Places are strictly limited so we advise you to book in advance.

Joshua Lowe
YW2 Collective Audition
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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.

AUDITION INFO
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 adam@yellowwheel.com.au with the following:

A brief introduction of yourself
and
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.

Joshua Lowe