Craig Bary Workshop - Tempo Dance Festival
Fact or fiction- this choreographic workshop is an exploration of social media influences on the development of personality, how we use these platforms and how they influence our real life.
Craig graduated from the New Zealand School of Dance (NZSD) in 1998. Since then he has worked with some of New Zealand and Australia’s most prestigious companies and choreographers including the Royal New Zealand Ballet, Footnote Dance Company, Michael Parmenter’s Commotion Company, Raewyn Hill, Douglas Wright Dance, Garry Stewart’s Thwack and Australian Dance Theatre (ADT), Kate Denborough, Gideon Obarzanek’s Chunky Move, Leigh Warren and Dancers and the Sue Healey Dance Company. A resident dancer at Tasdance for three years Craig also worked with Tanja Liedtke, Shaun Parker, Natalie Weir, Chrissie Parrott, Phillip Adams, Anna Smith, Neil Adams, Fiona Reilly and Graeme Murphy.
In 2005 he was nominated for the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative and ‘Most Outstanding Performance by a Male’ at the Australian Dance Awards. Craig won ‘Best Male Dancer’ at the Auckland Tempo awards in 2008. In 2009 Craig toured in Tanja Liedtke’s Twelfth Floor and managed the international tour of Construct. Craig’s choreography includes Pictures of a One-Night Stand (Sydney Dance Company), Caused to Happen (LINK Dance Company), Go Home Stay Home(NZSD graduating students) and was the Movement Director for The Power of Yes(Belvoir Street Theatre Company – Company B).
In 2011 He danced in Douglas Wright’s RAPT, KAGE’s Look Right Through Me, launched The New Zealand Dance Company initiative and premiered Side to One, his first full length work with co-creator Lisa Griffiths at the Adelaide Festival Centre and Riverside Theatre NSW. Craig also recently mentored Robbie Curtis in the JUMP mentorship program in NSW.
Facilitated by Craig Bary with assistance from Jana Castillo.