Research Rebecca Hilton

Friday September 23rd

Open Studio

with Rebecca Hilton

& the Research Participants

15:00 -16:00 h

Free Entrance

Research/Workshop Rebecca Hilton Studio LaborGras

Research/Workshop - Rebecca Hilton


In this Research we’ll focus on synthesising the embodied ideas and physical concepts we employ in daily dance class into our choreographic and performance practises.

We will generate set material using some straightforward, simple choreographic processes and then work on building complexity and possibility from within the material itself; the material in dialogue with our own dancing practice, with our particular dancing body.

Our dance will be informed, developed and transformed through the doing of it, through the dancing of it.



Rebecca Hilton is a Melbourne born dancer, teacher, choreographer and director. After graduating from the Victorian college of the Arts she performed with Dance Exchange (Sydney) and Danceworks (Melbourne) before moving to New York in 1987. Upon arrival she joined the Stephen Petronio Company, creating original roles, touring, teaching and assisting the choreographer throughout the US, Europe and South America. While based in NY she contributed to the work of many fine artists of her generation including visual artist Mathew Barney (US), Michael Clark (UK), John Jasperse (US), Tere O’Connor (US) and Lucy Guerin (Australia) and availed herself of the incredible arts and performance culture New York City has to offer. She began developing choreography in 1993 and has since made work in a myriad of situations, with groups large and small, people old and young, performers experienced and amateur and finds the creative process engrossing no matter who she's working with. Her interest in generating performance is always shaped by the community of people doing it, whether they’re a professional contemporary dance company, a group of medical students from Monash University or a Krump crew from the outer Western suburbs of Melbourne. Rebecca was Artist in residence at the Footscray Community Arts Centre in 2007. During this time she developed GO, a suburb sized performance involving over 150 diverse participants from the Western suburbs of Melbourne. GO featured in the 2008 Melbourne International Arts Festival. In 2007 Rebecca collaborated with New York choreographers John Jasperse and Jodi Melnick on the performance piece, Becky, Jodi and John, which premiered at Dance Theatre Workshop (New York City) with a return season and European tour planned for 2009/10. In 2009 Rebecca began curating the annual program for Stompin, a youth dance and performance company based in Launceston, Tasmania.


Aplication/Important Note

Binding Registration
Registration can only be made via e-mail and binds the participant to paying the contribution for the research project. The registration is only reserved form the moment the fee has been paid and received. In case of exceeding the allowed number of participants or cancellation of the research project on part of LaborGras, the whole fee will be reimbursed to the participant immediately. In case of cancellation by the participant after September 1st, 2011 reimbursement is no longer possible, except in the event that the participant finds another person to take their place in the research project. In case of cancellation before September 1st administrative charges of 20,- Euro will always be applied. Each participant is solely liable for possible injuries.

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