1. By Nat Cursio Co. // Presented by Arts House for Dance Massive 2017

    A choreography of actions and problems, of fantasy and reality, Tiny Slopes riffs off the challenge of learning to skateboard. Four professional dancers navigate this new skill live, in a performed extrapolation of what it is to face risk and embrace your own fears and short-comings. Infiltrating the work are four skate-savvy tweens, at once guiding spirits and apparitions of former selves, or perhaps just much-needed mentors. Continuing director/choreographer Nat Cursio’s ongoing interest in vulnerability and resilience, Tiny Slopes playfully considers how we change as we age, asking “What else can we do, what else can we be?”

    collaborating performers
    Alice Dixon, Melissa Jones, Caroline Meaden, Francesca Meale
    Rae Franco, Amelie Mansfield, Pyper Prosen, Pixel Willison-Allen.

    set & costume designer
    Sarah Hall

    sound designer
    Byron Scullin

    lighting designer
    Travis Hodgson

    voice/text consultant
    Tamara Saulwick

    stage management
    Harriet Gregory

    understudy & assistant stage manager
    Jacqueline Aylward

    videographer
    Takeshi Kondo

    Tiny Slopes was presented by Arts House as part of Dance Massive and was supported by Creative Victoria and the City of Melbourne through Arts House.

    Premiere season March 21-25, 2017.

    natcursio.com/project/tiny-slopes

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  2. Images by Pete Brundle, Gregory Lorenzutti, Fiona Herman & Nat Cursio

    Tiny Slopes by Nat Cursio Co premieres at Dance Massive 2017 presented by Arts House at Meat Market

    dancemassive.com.au/program/tiny-slopes/

    Performers: Alice Dixon, Melissa Jones, Caroline Meaden, Francesca Meale, Rae Franco, Amelie Mansfield, Pyper Prosen, Pixel Willison-Allen

    Lighting: Travis Hodgson
    Sound: Byron Scullin
    Costume/Set: Sarah Hall
    Voice/Text Consultant: Tamara Saulwick

    natcursio.com

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  3. Creative development footage / work-in-progress

    Director/Choreographer: Nat Cursio

    Collaborating Cast: Alice Dixon, Melissa Jones, Caroline Meaden, Francesca Meale, Rae Franco, Pyper Prosen, Pixel Willison-Allen (and Amelie Mansfield, not appearing in the video).

    Footage: Cobie Orger

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  4. More recent footage is available with a password. Contact Nat Cursio if interested.

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    Tiny Slopes is a performance in development.
    It's about learning to skateboard.
    It's about learning new things
    It's about changing the brain.
    It's about humility. persistence. small triumphs. instability. geometry. mechanics. contrasts. failure.
    It's about women, It's about risk.
    This is where we were at in March 2015 and have since continued experimenting.

    The first phase of development was supported by a Coopers Malthouse Residency 2015, The Besen Family Foundation, The Australia Council for the Arts and Dance Massive.
    The second phase of development is supported by The City Of Melbourne and Creative Victoria.

    Direction / Choreography: Nat Cursio
    Choreography / Performance: Alice Dixon, Melissa Jones, Caroline Meaden, Francesca Meale
    Producer: Erin Milne
    Collaborators for next phase: Travis Hodgson, Eugyeene Teh, Byron Scullin, Tamara Saulwick
    Other contributors to past processes: Gabriela Green, Chimene Steele-Prior, Will McBride

    Video footage: Cobie Orger
    Front image: Gregory Lorenzutti

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  5. (This video is where we were at on February 21, 2015 - the work has moved forward significantly since this video was shot)

    Tiny Slopes is a performance in development.
    It's about learning to skateboard.
    It's about learning new things
    It's about changing the brain.
    It's about humility. persistence. small triumphs. instability. geometry. mechanics. contrasts. failure.
    And other stuff.
    We've just started. This is where we are at.
    Current development is supported by a Malthouse Tower Residency
    Funded by The Besen Family Foundation and The Australia Council for the Arts

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