Outside Interiors at the Orange Regional Museum

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Local dancers swap their ballet flats for sneakers, wooden floor for grass and concrete for Outside Interiors, a new contemporary dance work presented at the Orange Regional Museum. Orange born and bred professional contemporary dancer and choreographer Rosslyn Wythes and Melbourne sound designer James Hogan will turn our ideas about dance inside out on 28 January 2017 at 2pm.

They will welcome audiences to inhabit Orange’s newest museum and surrounding areas in surprising and unexpected ways. Audiences will follow performers in promenade fashion through the series of short work, include a collaboration between Wythes and Melbourne composer James Hogan, a series of short solo pieces performed by students of Colour City Dance and crafted by Wythes as well as a group work choreographed and performed by Colour City Dance’s competition dance troupe.

This is a platform for students to challenge their ideas about dance, where it is performed, how it is performed and how it is made. A Q&A will follow, giving you and the students the opportunity to ask professional artists the ins and outs of having a career in the Arts. Bring any of those burning questions!

The works will be the outcome of a series of workshops that combines the creativity of these young local dancers and the experiences of Wythes. The workshops will focus on exploring the knowledge of European contemporary dance techniques and choreographic strategies Wythes learnt during her intensive study at the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (SEAD).

SEAD is one of Europe’s most prestigious schools to receive dance education from and was made possible by the generous support of the Regional Youth Artist Scholarship (Arts NSW), the Orange Regional Arts Foundation and the Country Women’s Association.

Preparation for this event has been made possible by Colour City Dance who have kindly offered complementary studio space for January and Orange City Council for hosting and assisting the organisation of this event.

Wythes is a graduate of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, where she received the Finely Award and Bachelor of Arts (Dance) and has been working professionally in Orange, Sydney and Europe over the past five years. She is excited to work with local students to extend their perception of what dance is and the possibilities it can offer as a career path.

Outside Interiors will be presented 2pm, 28 January 2017 at The Orange Regional Museum, 151 Byng St, Orange. Entry is free.