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Artist to Artist Masterclass Game Theory Dance Choreographic Workshop with Joshua Monten

15, 17 & 18 May 2024

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Join Artistic Director Joshua Monten for a dance choreographic workshop based on Game Theory - his contemporary dance performance based on the games that children and adults play. 

A choreography masterclass from renowned Swiss choreographer

Joshua Monten offers a dance choreographic workshop based on Game Theory. The material in this popular dance production was inspired by the intense emotions and the spontaneously beautiful movements that arise in the flow of an intensely played game. The workshop begins with a contemporary dance warm-up, after which participants learn a movement phrase taken from Game Theory.

In the final half, participants are invited to conduct their own game theory research, by improvising and collaboratively composing new dance sequences.

Presented by Sydney Opera House

Meet the artist

Joshua Monten Choreographer for Game Theory

Joshua Monten was born near New York City and studied literature and cultural anthropology at Duke University before beginning his dance studies. As a dancer he has performed with Bern Ballett, Staatstheater Nürnberg, Theater Freiburg, öff öff productions and DA MOTUS! He has worked with choreographers such as Stijn Celis, Hofesh Shechter, Juha Marsalo, Doug Varone, Konstantinos Rigos and Tino Sehgal.

Joshua Monten regularly choreographs for ballet, opera, theater and freelance dance productions. He has received numerous choreography commissions from the Stadttheater Bern, the Ballet National du Rhin, the Staatstheater Nürnberg, the Staatstheater Braunschweig, Theater Bonn, Opéra National de Lorraine, The Yard (USA), Theaterhaus Gessnerallee (Zürich), Zentrum Paul Klee and Art Basel. His work has been broadcast on television stations such as Arte and Mezzo and has been seen live by more than 300 000 audience members.

In 2012 Joshua Monten founded his own dance company, working for adult and young audiences.

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