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First Queer Bites workshop

OFFERING the first mentorship opportunity specifically for emerging queer artists, Queer Bites workshop has been an amazing experience, according to Marrickville NIDA graduate Felicity Nicol.

LGBTIQ creatives get career boost

Initiated by internationally recognised dance company, Shaun Parker & Company, the Queer Bites workshop offers an intensive two-week program to leave artists in the LGBTIQ community, with a fresh perspective on building new works through research, development and collaboration.
Already an award-winning performance director and artistic director, Felicity has travelled across the globe working with some of the most prominent artists in the industry.
With an interest in working with young individuals specifically queer identifying and those experiencing mental health issues, Felicity aims to redirect audiences’ attention away from mainstream narratives to those who need more recognition in the performing arts space.
Using humour, debate, physical theatre and drag, Felicity said artists were able express themselves through their art.
“We even collaborated on songs and poetry, all the while getting support and advice for our chosen pathway and reinforcing our voice,” she explained.
“I hope to get new creative relationships out of this process and work with Shaun in the future. His perspective on touring your own shows and getting a foot through the door of things like major festivals, has been invaluable.”
To find out about future workshops, visit shaunparkercompany.com.

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