Snake Sessions was a site specific performance developed between professional street-style artists in collaboration with users of a park, over a weeklong residency.
Created through an inclusive, organic process; making a show through improvisation with local skate park users. A performance was built that responded to who was in the space, the elements and challenges of the skate park, capturing a particular community at a moment in time.
At the end of the week a free event featuring a performance occurred at the newly developed skate park opposite the Bowden development. 150+ people gathered to watch the spontaneous, fun, anarchic, intergenerational, choreography that captured the spirit of what street-styles are all about.
PADA is interested in presenting touring works like Snake Sessions, engaging artists and communities through inventive opportunities whilst in residence and on tour.
With the assistance of Country Arts SA we employed Street Style Visual Artist James Dodd; Dancer, Tobiah Booth-Remmers and Illustration Artist / Roller Derby Player, Robin Tatlow-Lord to join Branch Nebula’s seven strong touring team to increase the local knowledge of the environment and communities that surround it.
Snake Session was presented as part of the 2017 Adelaide Fringe