You are unique, and if that is not fulfilled, then something has been lost. Martha Graham
Empowering The Dancer offers an in-depth look in the preparations needed to creating a prosperous and rewarding career. Educating you about LA. How "The Industry" is shaped for dancers and performers in the US. What is meant by that term "LA READY" and how best to leverage that with where you are in your career. This mentorship extends dancers beyond just training; creating a safe environment from which to launch your career on an international level.
Using programmed activities that promote and allow growth; Guidance and advice from Industry professionals, AAFTA partners and staff; Visual Mediums and Motivation; Empowering The Artist offers a creative community of peer support that will challenge you on an exciting new level. Learning and understanding what to expect as artists from life and in both performance and self-promotion. Develop and enhance your Dance, translating and refocusing it through Stage, Film and TV; making you the best dancer you can be. Discovering your true creative self and it means to step into your power. Preparation + Opportunity = Success!
This course has three central focuses ART, ARTIST and THE BUSINESS. Including but not limited to Empowering The Artist; The Business of Dance; Goal Setting & Intentions: Career Development, Marketing and Life Skills; Self Care & Motivation; The History of Commercial Dance; Truth in Performance: development of choreographic & performance skills; and The artistic self vs the daily self; Create Your Own Content and a Dancers Showcase.
INCLUDING 2 MONTHS FREE ONLINE TUITION TO TMILLY
PLUS ENTRY TO THE INSPIRED DANCE FILM FESTIVAL AUSTRALIA
a. LEARNING LA - City, Lifestyle, History, Attitudes.
b. TIMELINES - Unrealistic Timelines, Commitments, Fears, Expectations and Realities.
c. ASSUMPTIONS - What is the job of an "DANCER"? Realities vs Ideals. Culture vs Culture. Stage vs Film.
d. DREAMS -The why? Your manifesto. Your dream career.
a. DO YOUR RESEARCH - Unique Selling points, Market Research, Competition, Branding & Headshots
b. MAKE A PLAN - Business Plans, Investments, Business Essentials
c. PLAN YOUR FINANCES - Expenses, Profits, Return for investment, Marketing plans
d. GET YOUR TEAM READY - Team building, Managers, Agents, Lawyers, Coaches, Choreographers and Mentors.
e. PROMOTING AND MARKETING - Resumes, Unique Selling Propositions, Social Media, Casting Directors and choreographers.
a. GOAL SETTING AND INTENTIONS - Definitions, Types, Systems, Intentions
b. PSYCHOLOGY OF GOAL SETTING - Strengths & Weaknesses; Value Systems; Self Evaluation; Character Arcs.
c. TIME MANAGEMENT - Obstacles, Time Management, Problem Solving & Organisational
d. STEPS TO SUCCESS - Setting courses, Planning, Accountability, Rewards
a. A DANCERS SELF-CARE - Health & Fitness, Mindfulness & Motivation.
b. THE POWER OF VOICE & MOVEMENT - Voice & Breath, Nutrition, Nervous Systems & the Body
c. EMOTIONAL MATURITY - Accountability, Re-centering, Re-connecting & Holistic
d. THE ARTISTIC SELF VS THE PERSONAL SELF - Crossing the Artistic Threshold, Habits, Ego & Interference.
a. TECHNIQUES - Jazz Age; Modern Dance; Musical Theatre; Hip-Hop and Commercial Dance
b. CHOREOGRAPHERS & DANCE TRAIL BLAZERS - Bob Fosse; Alvin Ailey; Martha Graham; Shane Sparks;
c. THE RISE OF MTV & DANCE ON TELEVISION - Sitcom, Procedurals, Drama & Streaming
d. DANCE ON FILM- Golden Age, Independent Cinema, Modern Blockbuster & Our Future
a. CONCEPT CREATION - Ideas & Mood Boards; Characters & Concepts; Genres & Limitations; Project Aims & Outlines.
b. WRITING & DEVELOPMENT - On The Page; Look Books; Pre Production and Casting.
c. FILMMAKING 101 - Location Scouting, Lighting and Audio Equipment; Creative Recourses & Optimisation; Basic Composition; The People In The Scene; Shot Size & Visualisation of assembly.
d. POST PRODUCTION - Editing software; Media Management; Assembly, Colour Grading & Post Production.
a. ACTING VS HOW TO ACT - Truth – the basics; Humanity vs Playing; Idea or stereotype; Find the place where you and your character meet.
b. LISTENING & TRANSLATING - Listening; Asking The Right Questions; Repetition; & Presence
c. MOVEMENT & THE ARTISTIC SELF - Energy; Intentions; Actions & Script Work
d. SCRIPT ANALYSIS - Building and creating a compelling character; Inner Monologues; Beat to Beat & Given Circumstances.
e. APPLYING THE TOOLS - Understanding Voyeurism vs. Exhibitionism; Film vs. Stage performance; Choices & Emotions.
f. THE WORK - Preparation Vs Control; Auditions Vs Performance; Effective Collaboration & Mastering Triggers.
EMPOWERING THE DANCER 3 - NEW DATES!
SEPTEMBER 27TH 2021 - NOVEMBER 21ST 2021
Mondays 5.30-7.30pm PST/Tuesdays 10.30-12.30pm AEST
Wednesdays 5.30-7.30pm PST/Thursdays 10.30-12.30pm AEST
Saturday's 5.30-7.30pm PST/Sundays 10.30-12.30pm AEST
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DANCE INTERNATIONAL - JUNE 2021