Catapult Dance, Newcastle is a regional hub for contemporary dance, choreographic and multidisciplinary arts practice. Our programs are multi-pronged targeting professional artists, young people, and community. We continue to build capacity in the Hunter, through:
CATAPULT COMPANY: A company structure that commissions national and international choreographers to create new works for main stage presentation, with Newcastle composers
– PROPEL ARTIST RESIDENCIES: Collaborative residencies bringing local, national & international choreographers and Hunter multidisciplinary artists together to collaborate and develop new work.
– The FLIPSIDE PROJECT: A youth dance initiative engaging young people aged 7 – 25, to collaborate with professional choreographers and multidisciplinary artists with outcomes across the region and nationally. Awards the 2017 Australian Dance Award for Outstanding Achievement in Youth Dance
– CATAPULT COMMUNITY: providing access, appreciation and participation in professional contemporary dance practice including: drop-in classes, artist-talks, masterclasses, school, and outreach programs.