Stompin Youth Choreographic Project
Following a local call out, six budding young choreographers and dancers were chosen to participate in Stompin’s inaugural Youth Choreographic Project. After a two week intensive choreographic workshop with Stompin’s Artistic Director Emma Porteus where skills in choreography were honed and ideas for original dance pieces became realities both dancers and choreographers will present the outcomes in pop up performances at site specific locations around Launceston’s CBD.
About the Artist
Stompin was founded in Launceston in 1992 by Jerril Rechter on the premise that when young people collaborate with professional dancers inspiring and bold new dance works can be created. Over it’s 21 year history Stompin has touched the lives of over 4500 young people, both those with experience in dance and those without. Stompin has shifted dance out of its traditional performance framework into extraordinary landscapes and new spaces, crossing borders of communities and culture, people and place. Stompin has presented 25 large-scale, site-specific performances in locations as diverse as a forest, a beach, swimming pools, a warehouse, a disused prison, an airline maintenance hangar, a wool store, a car mechanic workshop and a historic meat market as well as presentations at the Sydney Opera House and Next Wave Festival (Melbourne). Stompin lives by the motto art/youth/community 4ever.