HATCH - The Mechanics Of Making New Work

Next date: Tuesday, 09 August 2022 | 06:30 PM to 08:30 PM

 Nithya Nagarajan

Have a project in mind but not sure how to get it off the ground?

This 2-hour workshop is a demystification of the process I've learnt over a decade of working in the arts alongside having a creative practice. Covering the fundamentals on making and sharing new work: finding your artistic voice and creative team, the stages of process-conscious workshopping and scoping the right contexts to share work with communities.

This workshop will examine the following topics:

- Creation of new work

- Collaboration

- How to write a good application?

- Working with a producer

- Sharing new work

Perfect for emerging and mid-career artists who work with the body in performance, live art and socially-engaged contexts.

Bookings are essential for this free workshop! Click the 'BOOK NOW' button to book and receive the Zoom link.


Ages 18+

Registrations essential.



About the Facilitator

Nithya Nagarajan (b. Kuwait) is an Indian-Australian artist and curator whose practice adopts movement as a system of inquiry into the sacred, the sensual and the decolonial. Her performance work affects sensory perceptions of the witness through a collaborative process of meaning making, underpinned by a strong feminist sensibility.

With a foundational training in Bharatanatyam, Nithya is interested in an expanded understanding of movement as: grammar, construct, philosophy, political conduit and chaos.

Nithya’s practice is wary of the conceptual complicity of discipline and often invites the non-artist as co-performer. In the participatory dance project Sacred Grooves for Secular Spaces, Nithya summons a radical congregation of hope with dancers, composers and faith leaders who delve into the interior architecture of belief.

She is currently working on a semi-autobiographical one-woman dance theatre work with theatremaker Liv Satchell that explores coming of age in a culture of abuse.

In her curatorial practice, Nithya collaborates with artist-activists from the subcontinent to present body based interventions in contemporary contexts.

She is widely published and has worked in a range of institutions in the UK, India and Australia in creative production and international engagement. She is a founding member of the South Asian collective H-ME W-RK, alongside Priya Pavri, Zainab Syed and S.Shakthidharan and holds an award-winning PhD on intersectional feminism and Indian contemporary dance.


  • Examples from Nithya’s practice address themes of gender violence

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  • Tuesday, 09 August 2022 | 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM

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