Mythic bodies
[Ghosts, banshees and deities]

Melanie Lane will share her ongoing exploration of the mythic body, conjuring strategies for the material and immaterial, enchantment and magic. Interested in speculative fiction as a mode for generating new choreographic languages, Melanie offers a space to embrace the uncanny as a state of resistance, reflection and transformation.

Drawing from past and current works in development, the workshop will begin with one hour training incorporating Melanie’s physical tools and principles followed by some repertoire, exploration and composition.

Photographs by Gregory Lorenzutti

Practice Sharing is an arena to enter into artistic dialogue, an opportunity to share skills, a space for physical thinking, and a way to engage in different creative practices.

Facilitated by established local dance artists and visiting guest artists, the sessions are presented in an open, workshop-style format that may move between dancing, writing, choreographic research and discussion. 


11 June 2023

13:00 – 17:00


Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts
1/2 Bradford Street, Mount Lawley, 6050
Studio: A


FREE for members / $30.00 for non members

Maximum: 20 participants


The practice sharing will take place over 4 hours.

This workshop is open to body-based performers with over two – three years experience.

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