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Dance Integrated Australia | Raconteurs Expression of Interest

Want to be part of an immersive, creative arts workshop program based in the heart of Byron Bay from Tuesday 14 – Friday 24 November 2017? Expressions of interest are now open!
Raconteurs is a new opportunity for creatives to work alongside a team of exceptionally talented local and international artistic associates of Dance Integrated Australia. This multi art-form workshop series is a platform designed for people from diverse background interested in performance making.

Dance Integrated Australia

Dance Integrated Australia (DIA) creates new collaborative opportunities for artists from diverse background to access, participate in & enjoy dance of the highest quality. At the core of our work, DIA provides creative advocacy for its community of dancers, choreographers & practitioners, who value, challenge, redefine & inform our different perspectives of contemporary life.

More about Raconteurs

Raconteurs is a 2-week creative workshop program based at the Byron Bay Scout Hall in the heart of the picturesque, beach-side town. The project is designed to enhance participant’s skills in writing for the theatre, dance, movement, and choreography, sound design & DJing, street performance and multidisciplinary practice.
This inaugural project is the brainchild of Clunes resident, Philip Channells (Creative Director / Producer) who is interested in discovering new models for sustainable, regional-based arts practice for creatives living on the NSW North Coast and Northern Rivers regions.
“Projects like Raconteurs can support the development of artists’ work through connecting them with like-minded community members, while enabling a platform to establish new professional networks and develop collegiality. At the same time, Raconteurs boosts the regions creative capitol and contributes to its national reputation for producing high calibre community arts events.” – Philip Channells, Creative Director & Producer


Philip Channells is a NSW regional-based artist and the founding Creative Director and Producer of Dance Integrated Australia. At the core of this work, DIA provides creative advocacy for its community of dancers, choreographers & practitioners, who value, challenge, redefine & inform our different perspectives of contemporary life. He’s created collaborative performances across art forms including dance & theatre, film, community art projects, site-specific work and artist in residency projects in Australia and internationally. He is an Ambassador to Bundanon Trust’s Artist in Residence program; an inaugural recipient of the AMP Tomorrow Makers Award (2014) and a recipient of the Ausdance NSW 2017 Innovating Dance Practice funding program (2017). Philip has published articles in international journals, magazines and arts in education periodicals.

The Raconteurs / Workshop Facilitators

Joining the artistic line up for Dance Integrated Australia’s Raconteurs project in Byron Bay is internationally renown, interdisciplinary artist, Bill Shannon (USA). Bill joins local artists including: Bere (Mullumbimby), Phil Blackman (Lismore), Philip Channells (Clunes), Pob Sellors aka ‘DJ Pob’ (Federal) and Mark Swivel (Mullumbimby).
Expressions of interest closing Friday 10 November!

More information

Where: The Raconteurs Hub | Byron Bay Scout Hall, 28 Tennyson St, Byron Bay NSW 2481.
When: Tuesday 14 – Friday 24 November 2017
Cost: Workshop Passes range from $50 – $120 | Workshop Bundles range from $210 – $350

Contact & Registration

Register here for Raconteurs and Bill’s workshops, or for more information telephone / text Dance Integrated Australia’s Creative Director / Producer, Philip Channells on +61 432 073 304 or email.

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The Raconteurs project was made possible by the Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund, provided through Regional Arts Australia and is supported by the Australia Council for the Arts, Critical Path, Arts Northern Rivers and Byron Bay Scouts. Dance Integrated Australia is an Associate Organisation of Ausdance NSW 2016 – 2018.