Revolve

rEVOLVE

rEvolve: the transformative act of imagination, unconcealing, dimensional rotation, evolution, disappearance, and creativity as dance.

rEvolve is based on Dance as Transformative Practice.

rEvolve is an inclusive collaborative contemporary dance training and theatre program for communities.

While not exclusive, it will be specifically offered to Australian community groups in 2018.

Interested community dance groups can immediately begin having a conversation with Owen around delivering a training package for their group. Contact owen@phoenixfunctions.com.au

Join rEvolve

Local rEvolve groups can establish themselves in order to access the training and support program. A group of 6 will create the interactive environment for the program. However a larger group may better create sustainability and viability for the group.

Local groups will need to have a facilitator. The facilitator's purpose is in facilitating the transformative act of rEvolve dance. They will play the role of organising the group, facilitating class, and producing performances. They will be in further distance training with Owen, expected to be weekly.

Dancers

rEvolve is an inclusive program. rEvolve classes will be open to all ages over 15 years, and all abilities or disabilities. The basic prerequisite is that a dancer is able to follow the concepts and guidance of the Magician, and engage with other dancers, even if with the support of a carer.

Owen has 30 years of physiotherapy experience with disabled people, and has facilitated dance class with dancers as old as 83, with parkinson's disease, severe arthritis, blindness, mental health disorders, strokes, in the same class as able-bodied younger and middle aged adults.

rEvolve classes are based on the premise that everyone who turns up is a dancer, and every dancer brings to the floor whatever they can. It is expected that some dancers will have prior training in dance, theatre or other forms of movement training; that some dancers will be beginners; and some dancers may have significant disability and handicap. The facilitation model challenges the physical and creative teamworking capacity of all dancers.

rEvolve dancers are encourage to create performances as a contribution to their community. The foundation training of facilitators is in bringing a simple performance together. The training itself ulminates in a public performance. Performances develop according to the capacity development of the dancers. A rEvolve program might see a new performance created every few months. These will usually start as short performances to share with friends and family, that can be performed in reiteration as street theatre. Groups may develop the skills and resources for a full theatre production (one hour duration). In all cases, Owen's weekly briefings will help guide the group to a complete performance.

Fees and Costs.