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Please note that the video and photographic materials are for insight into James O'Hara's previous works and do not demonstrate what will be explored in this workshop.
We will start gently, aware and considered, taking some time to apply, listen and organise, so that eventually we can surrender to abandon, energy and fun. We will play with instinct and trust, both in response to ourselves and to others, letting creativity happen, within us, and to us.
James O’Hara, from Fremantle Australia, works internationally as a dance performer, teacher, choreographic assistant and choreographer.
A member of Ballet Junior de Genève and recipient of a Princess Grace Foundation Bursary in 2004, James has worked with Ballet Preljocaj, Matthew Lutton, Ross McCormack and Stephanie Lake.
He has worked extensively as both performer and assistant with Marina Mascarell (Korzo Den Haag/Göteborgsoperan danskompani, Lyon Opera Ballet), Michael Keegan Dolan, Marina Abramovic, Damien Jalet and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui (Eastman, Belgium).
As a guest he has performed with Cedar Lake/Ohad Naharin, The Australian Ballet/Gideon Obarzanek, Norwegian National Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet and Bolshoi Theatre.
James worked extensively with Steps Youth Dance Company in Perth, National Youth Dance Company Sadlers Wells London and was a full time tutor at New Zealand School of Dance in 2017-18.
He has made works with STEPS, Cross Connections Copenhagen, WA Academy of Performing Arts, and in 2018 James created works in Montreal, Footnote Dance New Zealand alongside Eliza Sanders, at NZSD and with Royal New Zealand Ballet. In 2019 James created I felt I could move the world… while at the University of Melbourne. He has been nominated for Helpmann, Green Room and Australian Dance Awards and is the recipient of a West Australian Dance Award.