Anna will be teaching a masterclass ‘Working with Windows’ at Dancehouse in Melbourne as part of Asia TOPA Festival. Further details HERE.
This workshop is suitable for people who would like to approach dance from an internal, minimal perspective.
You will be invited to explore the choreographic concept of Murasaki Penguin’s current work ‘Window‘. Trace views through windows etched in your mind from the past. See the architecture you are surrounded by at this moment. Leading with your eyes, ‘seeing’ then slowly drawing space increases awareness of micro changes in body and space.
Date: Thursday, 2 March 10am-2pm
Cost: $40 Full | $25 Dancehouse member
She will also be joining a Rountable discussion ‘Continuing the contemporary’ with Eko Supriyanto (Indonesia) and Victoria Chiu (Aus/China), facilitated by How Ngean.
Date: Saturday, 4 March 11am-12:30pm
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Murasaki Penguin Work Locations
Murasaki Penguin is an interdisciplinary collaboration between Japanese dancer/choreographer Anna Kuroda and Australian sound and multimedia artist David Kirkpatrick. Their work crosses cultures and the boundaries of dance, sound, video, electronics and large scale installation – with a focus on interactivity and live performance.
Since forming in 2010 Murasaki Penguin has created works in Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Austria and Italy including ‘Window’ and ‘Shima’.
Murasaki Penguin projects have received Australia Council OYEA (Residencies and Commissions) funding, Yokohama City funding and been shortlisted for the 2012 ArtsHub Innovation Award for a group, organisation or company. Murasaki Penguin is a current TOYOTA Choreography Award 2016 finalist.