From 25 to 29 March 2019, Luigi Vescio from the Australian contemporary dance company Chunky Move worked with All Saints’ College Dance and HotHouse scholarship students.
The students from Years 9–12 participated in a series of workshops and classes over the week, where they focused on contemporary technique and repertoire. In these practical workshops, students learnt sequences from Chunky Move’s work ANTI–Gravity (2017), in which Luigi has performed as part of Asia TOPA and Dance Massive. Luigi then discussed the work and its intent in theoretical classes with the students.
On Tuesday the Year 12 ATAR Dance students spent the whole day working with Luigi, where they focused on their technique, improvisation skills, and developed and discussed their choreography for their Original Solo Compositions. Luigi’s creative practice focuses specifically on memory and intuition, which he used to guide the students in exploring different aspects of their ideas and intents in order to develop their solo works.
To view a film about the residency (created by Fynn Gardner (Year 11), please click on the video below.