SONGS FROM THE SKY
FORM Dance Projects Blog
by Naomi Hibberd
2w ago
Stories of the River shared through immersive theatre and song. Step into an immersive celebration of the history and culture of the Parramatta River as told through song, dance and feasting. Local luminary Christine Johnston and her band will magically weave stories of place and people into a compelling song-cycle, where you can hear, see and taste the beauty and diversity of who we were, who we are and what we aspire to become as a river community in Western Sydney. Set in a sculptural installation inspired by the river landscape, with locally made dumplings served by the charismatic Flying ..read more
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LOST STORIES. FOUND.
FORM Dance Projects Blog
by Naomi Hibberd
2w ago
A bite-sized look into Parramatta’s unique history and legendary characters through a self-guided audio experience – as told by the Flying Pieman. Experience story-telling at its most up close and personal. Let the charismatic figure of William Francis King, the infamous Flying Pieman feed you the stories of Parramatta’s past in the newly refurbished Parramatta Town Hall. Step inside our immersive sculptural installation inspired by the landscape of the Parramatta River and hear stories of place and community through a personal device. Patrons have a choice to use one of the 10 supplied he ..read more
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IF THESE WALLS COULD SING
FORM Dance Projects Blog
by Naomi Hibberd
2w ago
Stories of Parramatta shared through immersive theatre and song From eel, yam and shepherd’s pie, to dumplings, samosa, sfeehas and the nori roll – how time and tastes have flown through Parramatta. Through the eyes of the Rosella and the tastebuds of the Ibis, celebrate the history and culture of Parramatta as told through song, dance and feasting. Meet the charismatic Flying Pieman and be transported to the time of the Inspector of Nuisances, Haydn’s Oratorio and the banning of Rock n Roll in Parramatta Town Hall. Join us for an evening of historical highlights in Parramatta Town Hall as ..read more
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Parramatta Community Workshops
FORM Dance Projects Blog
by Naomi Hibberd
1M ago
As part of FORM’s Parramatta-wide wrap around program of events supporting “If These Walls Could Sing”, with City of Parramatta we are excited to present a series of community workshops running from 29 Jan to 7 Feb 2024. Darug Cultural Weaving Workshop facilitated by Jannawi Dance Clan  This workshop aims to delve into First Peoples’ storytelling through an immersive cultural weaving event. Participants will be invited to engage in a rich cultural exchange about the meaning of community through weaving traditional pieces and participants will be weaving neckpieces and earrings in thi ..read more
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Russell Maliphant and Dana Fouras Movement and Choreography Workshop
FORM Dance Projects Blog
by Naomi Hibberd
4M ago
Dr. Russell Maliphant OBE is one of this generation’s foremost choreographers and dance artists. Multiple award-winning, infinitely creative, eternally curious, the Daily Express dubs him “Britain’s leading modern dance creator”. For 25 years, he has been creating works for his own company of dancers in London and has choreographed for a huge number of distinguished companies and artists including Sylvie Guillem, Robert Lepage, Natalia Osipova, Sergei Polunin, English National Ballet, Ballet Boyz, Munich’s Bayerisches Staatsballett and Lyon Opera Ballet. His collaboration with ballet ..read more
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FORM is recruiting for a new Business Manager
FORM Dance Projects Blog
by Naomi Hibberd
5M ago
FORM Dance Projects is the leading presenter and producer of independent Australian contemporary dance in Parramatta, Western Sydney.  A primary focus has been to build capability locally by providing opportunities for artists to create and present new work on stages through our ongoing partnership with Riverside Theatres and Sydney Festival. As we approach our 25th anniversary, FORM is capitalising on the extensive networks and connectivity of new Board and executive leadership and is expanding its creative program across multi-artform delivery, festivals and cultural tourism. To reflect ..read more
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Sharp Short Dance 2023
FORM Dance Projects Blog
by Naomi Hibberd
6M ago
FORM DANCE PROJECTS AND RIVERSIDE THEATRES PRESENTSharp Short Dance 2023 Sharp Short Dance is a one-of-a-kind Australian youth dance festival unearthing the finest young dancers and choreographers from Sydney and beyond. The festival provides a rare platform for aspiring choreographers and dancers, 21 years and under to display their works in a supportive environment. Sharp Short Dance inspires young performers to strive for artistic excellence and actively engages dance artists in all genres and media of dance. LIVE Over three heats entrants perform in a professional theatre setting mentored ..read more
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BIG DANCE 2.0
FORM Dance Projects Blog
by Naomi Hibberd
9M ago
FORM DANCE  PROJECTS and RIVERSIDE THEATRES PRESENT DANCE BITES 2023 BIG DANCE 2.0Dance Makers Collective Big Dance 2.0 is a smorgasbord of big ideas in tiny morsels, co-curated, created and performed by the next generation of dance leaders in Sydney. Ten years ago, a group of ten budding independent dance makers got together and created nine new and exciting short works presented in Dance Bites 2013 by FORM Dance Projects at Riverside Theatres. Explosive dance in tiny bursts, Big Dance in Small Chunks launched Dance Makers Collective, almost 10 years ago to the day, and to celebrate this ..read more
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Choreographic Workshop
FORM Dance Projects Blog
by Naomi Hibberd
1y ago
FORM Dance Projects and Sydney Dance Company present CHOREOGRAPHIC WORKSHOPS FORM Dance Projects is excited to continue its partnership with Sydney Dance Company for this must-do Choreographic Workshop for HSC students. This popular program provides dance students with the unique opportunity to develop their choreographic skills under the guidance of outstanding industry professionals. Mentored by Sydney Dance Company Teaching Artists, the practical workshop shares choreographic tools and techniques used by the Company’s Artistic Director Rafael Bonachela’s creative process. The  ..read more
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Kairos
FORM Dance Projects Blog
by Naomi Hibberd
1y ago
Sydney Festival presents KAIROS Meryl Tankard FORM Dance Projects I World Premiere In ancient Greek, Kairos is “the right or opportune moment for doing, a moment that cannot be scheduled.” That moment is now for director Meryl Tankard AO, composer Elena Kats-Chernin AO and visual artist Regis Lansac OAM, who have created  a vibrant new dance work responding to these uncertain and challenging times. Commissioned and produced by FORM Dance Projects and created by three world-renowned Australian artists and long time collaborators, with the next generation of dance makers, this Sydney F ..read more
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