David Corbet makes work in various areas including film , performance, music, dance and digital media. Much of this has been through, and informed by, an ongoing practice in performance improvisation and contact improvisation. He first started dancing with Felicity MacDonald before joining State of Flux Dance Company and meeting Jacob Lehrer, whom he has an ongoing collaboration with (see davidandjacob.com).
For the past two years he has taught a weekly contact improvisation class for the Canberra Dance Theatre, where he will continue to teach more intermittently in 2009.
David founded Proximity magazine in 1998, which he produced and edited for almost 10 years. Proximity continues to grow with a new very dedicated team.
Joey Lehrer is a movement teacher, somatic practitioner and improvisational performance artist. He is a respected and key member of the Australian CI community as a teacher, writer and performer of the form – having taught extensively across Australia and New Zealand, both open workshops and at tertiary institutions. Dancing from an early age, Joey began CI seriously in 2001 – and hasn’t looked back since! He has studied with State of Flux, Rinske Ginsberg, Helen Clarke Lapin, Martin Keogh & Ray Chung.
In recent years, Joey has been a core member of the organising team for the Australian Contact Improvisation Convergence, ACIC, and is currently a co-editor of Proximity magazine. He teaches regular CI classes at Studio 202, where he is also a Pilates Practioner and Remedial Massage Therapist. In teaching CI, Joey enjoys creating a sense of playful focus, a space for exploration and fun, where ideas can be embedded into a container of ‘simply dancing’ so that improvisation enhances the unfolding of concepts or skills.
Alejandro is a visual and performing artist from Buenos Aries Argentina. He has danced contact improvisation for the last 12 years and has been teaching in Sydney since 2002. Alejandro has hosted, attended and organised several workshops around the world, working with many international artists. He has taught Contact Improvisation for companies like Legs on the Wall, Shaun Parker, Kate Championʼs Force Majeure, ACPE and the dance department of the UNSW. In 2008 he toured with a Legs on the Wall performance for the VISA corporate lounge at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Alejandro has had training in physical theatre, pantomime, acro-balance and circus and is the director of Strings Attached Physical Theatre Company. Alejandro's classes are always fun and challenging and his attention to physical and emotional safety, provides the students with the perfect environment for personal growth