MPP Dairakudakan

Circus & Physical Theatre

Naked Summer Dairakudakan Dance Camp

10 students from USC’s Master of Professional Practice in Performing Arts (MPP) will travel in July to Hakuba, Japan, to train and perform with the world’s best butoh dance company, Dairakudakan.

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A rare opportunity to send Australian artists to train and dance naked in Japan so we can bring butoh to YOU.

We are 10 students from the Master of Professional Practice in Performing Arts (MPP), an innovative postgraduate course offered for the first time in 2017 by the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC), created by Zen Zen Zo’s Dr Lynne Bradley.

We have received an exclusive invitation to join Japan’s highly acclaimed butoh dance company, Dairakudakan, for 10 days in July-August during an intensive summer camp in Hakuba, Japan. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Australian artists to train and perform with butoh Master, Akaji Maro and an ensemble of 40 dancers.

We are seeking $7500 in 30 days to go towards the cost of our travel and training.

We need your support to train and perform with Japan’s best butoh artists.

Renowned for their visually exotic, highly physical and confronting work about contemporary issues in an apocalyptic world, Dairakudakan dancers and Master butoh performer and director, Akaji Maro, will work with us over 9 days of intensive performance training before we join company members on stage in a culminating performance, choreographed and directed by Maro.

This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity gives us access to contemporary Japanese training and performing that has evolved from a highly respected ancient art form, rarely seen or taught in Australia.

Your contribution will go towards the ensemble’s travel and training costs, helping to give 10 talented performing artists access to a unique international training and performance opportunity, and the chance to establish and nurture valuable relationships between Australian and Japanese performing artists so that future collaborative work can be considered.

Upon returning from this trip, at our own cost, members of the MPP Dairakudakan ensemble will continue training with Australia’s leading physical theatre company, Zen Zen Zo, and work collaboratively to create opportunities to share our knowledge and experience of butoh, Japan’s exquisite performance art, with Australian artists and audiences.

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We are the Masters of Professional Practice in Performing Arts (MPP), an innovative postgraduate course inspired by Zen Zen Zo’s acclaimed internship, and offered for the first time in 2017 by the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC).

We are a group of 18 professional artists, graduates of the country’s leading performing arts institutions. We have developed a wide variety of skills and industry experience in the performing arts, including but not limited to: acting, singing, dancing, writing, directing, producing, publicity, choreography, visual arts, puppetry, stage management, event management and design.

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Laurie Heales

QLD
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Natalie McMillan

QLD
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Tara Tranent

QLD
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Blair McMillan

QLD
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Kelly Sherriff

QLD
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Justine Richards

QLD
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Jo Loth

QLD
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Marina de Jager

QLD
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Mikayla Finn

QLD
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Jo Di Pietro

NSW
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Sonya Littee

QLD
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Cameron Lefcourt

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