Catalyst Dance

The Catalyst Dance Residency short film highlights the achievements of leading integrated dance practitioners and dancers from around Australia.
It is a national artist development program across two years developed by NSW peak arts and disability advisory body, Accessible Arts.

The program supports 14 dance practitioners with and without disability who have a demonstrated commitment to integrated dance practice.

The short dance film contains interviews with dancers and choreographers, as well as excerpts from the residency workshops and public performance.

Full information on the program can be found at:

www.aarts.net.au/catalystdance [project website]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrIvNmmTAe4 [captioned]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSUPgvHVCz8 [captioned with audio description]

  • Hugh Clarke
    Director
    United Nations ENABLE Film Festival 2015, Tropfest 2016
  • Accessible Arts
    Producer
    United Nations ENABLE Film Festival
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 51 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 20, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    6,000 AUD
  • Country of Origin:
    Australia
  • Country of Filming:
    Australia
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • United Nations UN Enable Film Festival UNEFF
    United Nations New York
    December 3, 2015
    North America Premiere
Director Biography - Hugh Clarke

Building a reputation as a true creative with empathy Hugh Clarke is working constantly in the Not-for-Profit and Charity space. With his ability to produce heartfelt stories that impact the viewer and that often demand sensitivity whilst working with people in vulnerable circumstances.

Hugh leant his trade as a community TV producer working for a Church and these elements of faith and community permeate his work.

His own life experience of growing up without a father and with a mother with mental illness allows Hugh to embrace stories that are filled with the sheer brokenness of life and yet still exude echoes of hope in amidst the cracks.

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