Emily Bowman is an independent dance artist, choreographer and teacher newly based in Melbourne, after having spent almost a decade in Perth. She actually grew up just down the road from Bundanon, in the small coastal town of Berrara. Emily graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance at WAAPA (Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts) in 2013. Her artistic practice is grounded in Contact Improvisation, movement research and real-time choreography, where loss, vulnerability and resilience are recurrent themes and her ongoing interest when making work. Emily teaches regularly across Australia, and has taught/performed in Malaysia, India, British Columbia, Germany and the United States. She is a co-producer of the Australian Contact Improvisation Convergence (ACIC); an annual national event bringing 120 dancers together from around Australasia and a co-producer of
Joey Lehrer is an internationally respected Contact Improvisation (CI) teacher, writer and performer. In 2011, he taught at the 12th annual International Contact Festival Freiburg in Germany and at the inaugural Contact Festival Kuala Lumpur, as well as leading workshops in Chicago and Washington D.C. He has been teaching in Australia and New Zealand for 15 years, including the West Coast Intensive, Australian Contact Improvisation Convergence (ACIC) and numerous local labs and workshops. At a tertiary level, Joey has also taught and assessed for Deakin University and the Victorian College of the Arts (Melbourne University), and at Auckland University. Joey has been a key contributor to the CI community in Australia as an organiser of ACIC and co-editor of
IN RESIDENCE 2018
Emily Bowman and Joey Lehrer will use their time at Bundanon for practice, research and investigation. Their practice is grounded in their base modality of Contact Improvisation, and spans across performance, research, teaching and writing. Here they will drill down into their practice, with a focus on deepening levels of instantaneous decision-making in a performance context.