International Artists' Residency

A Partnership between Dance Makers Collective (Australia) and South East Dance (UK)

Rap: To talk or chat in an easy and familiar manner.

Port: A safe haven or harbour.

A three week creative residency and community engagement exchange.

Rapport is a transnational exchange partnership between Dance Makers Collective (AUS) and South East Dance (UK), supporting dance makers to develop work in international contexts, building bridges and sharing practice between English and Australian dance artists and their communities.

Initiated in 2022, Sydney-based artists Emma Harrison and Amy Flannery were supported to develop a new dance project at The Dance Space, Brighton – South East Dance’s new home for independent dance in the South East of England.

Rapport enables a reciprocal residency exchange where, in alternating years, a small cohort (single or pair) of artists working on a project with movement at its heart are invited to work internationally, exchange with the local dance and artistic community, between these like-minded organisations. In 2023, DMC will return the favour and host Jennifer Irons from the UK in Sydney, connecting her with the local community and supporting the development of a dance project she is initiating.

Rapport is an ongoing commitment to supporting independent dance internationally, creating meaningful connections and exposing artists to new creative communities globally.

DMC will host Jennifer from 27 February – 17 March 2023.

About Jennifer Irons

Jennifer Irons grew up in Yukon, Canada and now resides in the UK. She is an award-winning choreographer, creating large-scale mass movement for international outdoor festivals, working across commercial music videos, film and TV, and making dynamic new work for theatre.

Epic Fail Workshop

Whilst in residence, Jennifer will host a workshop called Epic Fail.

In Epic Fail, Jennifer Irons (UK) shares the fails of her life and career in all their floundering glory to examine the importance of our perceived missteps and to maybe (dare we?) even appreciate them. Part lecture, part anecdote, part workshop; the session includes a visual presentation with some inspirational quotes (probably off the internet) and some practical exercises to kickstart a new outlook, a new project, or even revive an old (maybe failed!) one.

Workshop available in person or via livestream on Friday 10 March, 12:30-3:30pm.

To find out more about the workshop and to book, check out our shop under the workshops tab – or simply click here

Find our more about Jennifer and her work at her website: https://www.jenniferirons.co.uk/