Dance Integrated Australia, Philip Channells, Beyond Technique

Dance Integrated Australia

Led by Philip Channells, Dance Integrated Australia was founded by a desire to work with artists from diverse backgrounds and physicalities from around the world. Philip Channells // Dance Integrated Australia strives to create new creative opportunities and work that is inspired by the life experience of the people we collaborate with.


The Beyond Technique Residency #3 will see artists James Brown, Laure Bachelot, Sean Campbell, Philip Channells, Tess Eckert, Jane Fuller, Sam James, Katina Olsen, Lee-Anne Litton, Dominic Rado, Sara Tinning and Todd Fuller working with participants from around Australia.

The residency will be open to the public on Thursday 5 November, when those interested can join in activities including: participation or observation of an open dance workshop, opportunity to find out about best practice in the arts, hear about the creative process and meet and talk with the Beyond Technique Residency dancers and crew. The open day is aimed particularly at clients of local health services, service providers and carers or professionals interested in access and equality in the arts.


The Beyond Technique Residency #2 will provide up to 26 artists with different physicality an opportunity to work intensively alongside some of Australia’s most respected dance practitioners including Ambassador to Bundanon's Artist in Residency program, Philip Channells (creative director), Lee-Anne Litton (Strings Attached) and filmmaker Tim Standing (Daylight Breaks). This week-long (disability-inclusive) dance residency will take place at the Boyd Education Centre from Monday 30 June - Friday 4 July 2014. The program focuses on developing solo and ensemble practice with artists embodying the natural and architectural environment in their work.


Based at the Boyd Education Centre (BEC), Philip Channells will lead the Beyond Technique Residency – Australia’s first ever disability-inclusive dance residency. This creative and skills development period interconnects with the Bundanon Local Project : Movement in the Landscape. The residency will provide 24 artists with and without a disability from Australia and New Zealand the opportunity to develop their ensemble and solo practice while working alongside some of Australia’s most respected dance practitioners.