Wise Woman – Katina Olsen’s Choreographic Process and Cultural Storytelling Workshop

June 16

Join Queensland Ballet for an enriching Professional Development session inspired by the ground-breaking new work of Wakka Wakka and Kombumerri choreographer Katina Olsen.

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Presented by Wise Woman – Katina Olsen’s Choreographic Process and Cultural Storytelling Workshop
Wise Woman – Katina Olsen’s Choreographic Process and Cultural Storytelling Workshop

About

Join Queensland Ballet for an enriching Professional Development session tailored for Senior dance teachers (academic years 10 – 12), inspired by the ground-breaking new work of Wakka Wakka and Kombumerri choreographer Katina Olsen. Drawing from her recent creation, Wise Woman, commissioned for Queensland Ballet’s 2024 Bespoke season, Katina and Queensland Ballet’s Community and Education team invite you into her world of innovative choreographic process and cultural storytelling. 

In this immersive workshop, delve deep into Katina’s choreographic process as she intricately weaves her movement and cultural philosophies into the fabric of Wise Woman. Guided by subject matter within the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority’s Senior Dance Syllabi, Katina will unravel the layers of her collaboration with Queensland Ballet artists, honouring the legacy of an iconic Wakka Wakka woman through contemporary dance. 

Discover first-hand Katina’s approach to establishing historical and cultural contexts within a narrative structure, as well as her meticulous techniques for conveying viewpoint and achieving specific purposes through use of dance concepts. Gain insights into her respectful engagement with cultural protocols and her collaborative synergy with fellow artists in the selection and integration of production elements. 

Through repertoire, practical movement, choreographic workshops and conversation, participants will have the unique opportunity to explore Katina’s toolkit and expertise, gaining invaluable insights into the fusion of tradition and innovation in contemporary dance.

Don’t miss this chance to elevate your teaching practice and deepen your understanding of cultural dance narratives with one of Australia’s most visionary choreographers. 

Learning Aims

• Provide Senior Dance teachers with insights into Katina Olsen’s choreographic process, including her methods for integrating cultural storytelling and contemporary dance techniques, to enhance their understanding of choreographic practice.

• Deepen teachers’ understanding of cultural protocols and ethical considerations, fostering respectful engagement with First Nations culture, and modelling culturally sensitive teaching practices.

• Empower Senior Dance teachers with practical tools and strategies that align tightly with QCAA Senior Dance syllabus subject matter and promote creativity, cultural awareness, and student engagement in the classroom.

Learning Outcomes

• Demonstrate an understanding of Katina’s choreographic techniques and processes through engagement in practical movement workshops and discussions.

• Articulate strategies for learning about, following, and honouring cultural protocols when incorporating Indigenous narratives into dance education.

• Develop actionable plans for integrating participants learning from the session into their teaching practice.

Dates & times

  • Sunday, June 16, 202410am

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Participants will receive a take home resource


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Suitable for all ages



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$250


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