As a part of our 10th birthday celebrations on the closing night of Cold Omens, we shared our new company showreel for the first time! Check out the video below to see excerpts from all of our major seasons from the last ten years!
During Term 4 2017 DRILL is offering contemporary technique class, taught by choreographer Angela Barnard. This block of five classes will be taught at an intermediate level and is aimed at dancers with some dance experience already. Students will learn set phrases and choreography, floor work, some improvisation and safe dance practice. This is an excellent way for young dancers to introduce themselves to DRILL and work with one of our choreographers before we begin working on our major season, NEON, in 2018.
DATES: Thursdays (Nov 16th to Dec 14th)
TIME: 6pm to 7pm
VENUE: South Hobart Living Arts Centre (14 Weld Street, South Hobart, Tasmania 7004)
COST: $50 for the block of 5 classes (+$3.50 bf)
CAPACITY: 10 places only.
(When fully booked, dancers will be placed on a waiting list and a second class may be opened)
You can now use our website to purchase new DRILL resources, including the Cold Omens Education Pack and videos of some of our previous major seasons! Getting access is super easy - simply purchase and pay for the item you want and a digital link will be immediately sent to you. Keep an eye on the page in the future for new additions!
That's a wrap! Cold Omens was DRILL's largest season to date in every respect and the cast and crew are now taking a well earned break! Thank you so much to everyone who came to see and support the work, and especially those who joined us for our 10 year birthday celebrations on closing night.
Check out the images from Cold Omens below and keep an eye out for the video trailer.
Cold Omens opens this week!
The cast and crew have been putting in long hours in the warehouse and the show is taking shape!
After selling out two out of three nights a week before the season opened, we have decided to release a limited number of extra tickets to the Thursday and Friday evening performance of Cold Omens!
Make sure you click the button below to book your tickets before you miss out.
Check out this new promo image featuring company members Leah McCarthy and Kaani Booth ... chilling work by Tommy at Vanadium Design!
2017 and the Cold Omens season marks DRILL’s 10th birthday! Since 2007, DRILL has been working with young Tasmanians to create original contemporary dance works, first for five years in Launceston, and then five years in Hobart.
JOIN US FOR THE CELEBRATION OF DRILL’S 10TH BIRTHDAY!
All tickets to the Saturday evening performance of Cold Omens includes entry to our Ten Years on the Island celebration, taking place immediately after the show at 8:30pm. The night features performances by guest artists Mature Artists Dance Experience, Nelipot and Hobart College dance students, and excerpts from some of DRILL’s works from the last ten years.
Tickets have sold out online for Thursday and Friday night's performance, so get your tickets to Saturday here.
Image courtesy of Mature Artists Dance Experience's Abandoned Dances Series.
Darkness has fallen … and now the cold sets in.
Cold Omens is DRILL's major work for 2017, choreographed by DRILL Artistic Director Joshua Lowe, in collaboration with a cast of 30 young dancers.
This striking new dance work uses concepts surrounding transhumanism to foretell a future in which humanity continues to live selfishly and unsustainably, even when faced with a dying planet. What will we find when all the coal is burnt and all the ice has melted?
DATES: August 17th to 19th
VENUE: Macquarie Point SeaRoads Shed (16 Evans St, Hobart)
TICKETS: $25 / $20
TEN YEARS ON THE ISLAND
Saturday August 19th
Join us for the celebration of DRILL’s 10th birthday!
All tickets to the Saturday evening performance of Cold Omens includes entry to our Ten Years on the Island celebration, taking place immediately after the show at 8:30pm. The night features performances by guest artists and groups, and excerpts from some of DRILL's works from the last ten years.
TICKETS: $45 / $40 (includes performance and celebration)
Check out the trailer below and click here to book your tickets!
This Saturday, one of Australia's finest contemporary dance companies, Lucy Guerin Inc., will be presenting their work The Dark Chorus in Hobart as a part of Dark MOFO.
Even if you don't need any more reason to see this absolutely stunning work, ten local dancers (including DRILL company members) will be performing alongside the principal cast, as the ominous chorus!
Make sure you book tickets to see one of the two performances, Saturday June 17th at 1pm or 8pm at the Theatre Royal, Hobart. Tickets at www.darkmofo.net.au
Image by Gregory Lorenzutti
Our 2017 combined schools program, Dance Nexus, is in full swing! Next week 120 students from Windermere Primary, Kempton Primary, Campania District, New Norfolk High and Montrose Bay High Schools will come together to perform the pieces they have been working on for five weeks.
Pictured above are the Kempton Primary students, who have created a piece about the element of water.
DRILL Open Rehearsal is an opportunity for family, friends and members of the community to attend a DRILL rehearsal and see what goes on behind the scenes. While our finished productions are impressive and entertaining, the real value of DRILL is in the process and what happens in the studio in the months leading up to opening night.
Choreographer Joshua Lowe will be working with the cast of 31 dancers on our 2017 major season, Cold Omens. We encourage you to come and go as much as you like during the rehearsal; come for ten minutes or stay for the whole thing – it’s up to you!
Saturday May 27th
1:00pm to 6:00pm
(Cast on lunch from 3:00 to 3:45)
Ogilvie High School Studio
No RSVP / No Cost