INCITE Intensive

This program offers an invaluable deep-dive into multidisciplinary collaboration, development of personal artistic practice, and how to harness dramaturgy in movement-based devising. Designed for mid-career and established artists from any artistic discipline, the weeklong small group intensive will focus on three key components in the process of devising movement-based theatre: physical practice, movement generation and creation.

Two independent weeklong Intensive programs will run in 2024.
Week 1: Monday 4 – Friday 8 November 2024; or
Week 2: Monday 11 – Friday 15 November 2024
Applicants should indicate their availability for each week when applying.

Physical Practice
Physical practice will incorporate simple and effective exercises that demonstrate how to work with the breath and the moving body. The training improves performer focus, body awareness and prepares the performer for the ‘ready body’; a concept created by Danielle Micich.


Movement Generation
Structured improvisation sessions will explore everything from how to talk about movement, to how to generate movement with text and the dramaturgy around this. Participants will delve into the very intention and purpose of movement with narrative, improvising through partner and ensemble work and collaborating as a collective multi-disciplinary company.


Over the course of the intensive, each participant will become part of a company structure. Danielle Micich will demonstrate how to work collaboratively on the creation of new ideas using shared language and how to make constructive decisions in the creative process of devising new work.

Please apply via the Force Majeure website.

Danielle is a highly awarded choreographer, director, intimacy director and performer of dance theatre and is currently Artistic Director of Force Majeure. She makes new work for festivals, theatre productions, opera and film, alongside site-specific and community work. After graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts and relocating to Perth as a company dancer for 2 Dance Plus, she was appointed Artistic Director of STEPS Youth Dance Company. Her independent work extends nationally and internationally, working with companies such as Sydney Theatre Company, Belvoir, Black Swan State Theatre Company, Perth Theatre Company, Night Train Productions, Steamworks Arts Productions, Dwhani Dance Company (India), Barking Gecko Theatre Company, Pinchgut Opera and Monkey Baa Theatre. As an intimacy director she has worked across live performance, film and television, with her credits including BUMP (Roadshow/Stan), SET PIECE (Performing Lines) Titus Andonicus (Bell Shakespeare) and Berlin Syndrome (Cate Shortland/ Aquarius Films). She has been Artistic Director of Force Majeure since 2015, based at Carriageworks in Sydney. Danielle’s ambition is to contribute to making new Australian work through storytelling that reaches audiences by exploring themes and issues relevant to contemporary culture; reflecting, embracing and challenging community attitudes and ideals.