Adelaide Festival Masterclass: Freestyle to Choreography with Feras Shaheen
Tue Mar 14 2023 at 10:00 am
Dance Hub SA | Adelaide, SA
AdvertisementThe Mill in partnership with Adelaide Festival are excited to present a masterclass with Feras Shaheen.
Feras will be performing in Marrugeku’s Jurrungu Ngan-ga (Straight Talk) as part of Adelaide Festival 2023.
About the masterclass:
This contemporary street dance masterclass is about finding your choreographic language through your freestyle. It focusses on practicing and discussing methods to help develop your freestyle skills.
Understanding the importance of a challenge in a process and finding the playfulness in your process. We will explore how to create for your next door neighbour, as well as your colleagues.
Intermediate to professional dancers.
About the facilitator:
Feras Shaheen is an artist curious in letting his conceptual interests lead him across a variety of mediums. Using choreography, installations, design, film, performance, digital media, and street dance to communicate his ideas, the core of Feras’ practice is to connect and engage with audiences. Holding a Bachelor of Design from Western Sydney University (2014), Feras often subverts traditional relationships between mediums to challenge audiences' perspectives.
Born in Dubai to Palestinian parents, and moving to Western Sydney at age 11, Feras’ perception of the world is constantly shifting and changing. Winner of The Australian Ballet’s Telstra Emerging Choreographer (TEC) in 2021, Feras has performed and exhibited at Carriageworks, Venice Biennale, Pari, Kampnagel, Campbelltown Arts Centre, and Théâtre de la Ville.
Recent works include Cross Cultures, Plastic Bag, ongoing collaboration Klapping, and Forum Q. Cross Cultures, a body of work shown at Pari Gallery Parramatta (2020) and Carriageworks (2021) explored the fluid contemporary identities of ‘Generation Y’ and how street culture is heavily impacted by media culture, specifically where commercial and urban industries intersect and reconcile. Whereas Plastic Bag a full-length show including performative video installation, directed by Feras, drew from the postmodern concept of hyperreality and premiered at East Sydney Community Arts Centre in 2022. Feras is currently working with Marrugeku, presenting Jurrungu Ngan-ga, a collaborative production that addresses both local and global issues regarding the fear of cultural differences.
Image: Jean-Pierre Mattos.
Where is it happening?Dance Hub SA, Lion Arts Centre, Corner Morphett Street & North Terrace,Adelaide,SA,Australia, Adelaide, Australia
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