Masterclass with Katrina Lazaroff in Sydney

Katrina Lazaroff MasterclassAusdance NSW will present a masterclass with choreographer Katrina Lazaroff, founder of dance theatre company One Point 618, on Wednesday, 31 July from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.


This masterclass led by Lazaroff will be based on creative processes involved in creating her dance theatre work Involuntary. It will involve integrating breath, voice and spoken word with movement, which will be followed by discussion as to how this technique assists in linking movement and dance to real life circumstances. Class participants will also learn some repertoire from the work to link to this learning.


Lazaroff will take performers through a process of formulating creative content, text and choreography, via stream of consciousness writing. This process will involve her asking students questions based on the theme of the work that are designed to draw out real experiences and psychological patterns from each individual participant. She uses this collaborative process to invoke guided self-inquiry, connecting artists deeply to the creative process, exploring inner most thoughts and emotional connections to the concept, which makes every aspect of creation stronger.


Lazaroff graduated with a BA in Dance at the University of Adelaide in 1996, Honours in Dance at WAAPA in 2001 and studied at the Hooger Instituit Voor Danse in Belgium in 1997. She has worked with companies such as Leigh Warren & Dancers, Buzz Dance Theatre, Restless Dance Company, Patch Theatre Company, Steps Youth Dance Company, Steamworks Productions, Strut Dance and has directed the 2008 Youth Dance Festival, presented by Ausdance ACT. She has also worked as the creative producer of Expressway Arts, a pilot project supported by Carclew Youth Arts.


Her class will be presented at The Loft Space in Sydney. For more information or to book online, visit


Photo: Katrina Lazaroff in 2010. Photo by Jo McDonald.