Presented by Nat Cursio Co, Malthouse Theatre and Dance Massive.
Join us for the next edition of Nat Cursio’s Critnic followed by a casual BBQ cooked by your very own Dance Massive consortium members, Josh Wright [Malthouse Theatre] and Andy Howitt [Ausdance Vic].
Like a book-club for dance, Critnic is a structured but not too formal conversation space, encouraging more substantial dialogue and reflection than post-show-foyer-politeness often allows. With a focus on the Dance Massive performance program, this edition of Critnic is an opportunity to unpack your thoughts, be challenged by different responses and dig down into the offerings of the previous two weeks.
Some years ago Nat Cursio had been hankering for more in-depth conversation about performances made locally so she started by setting up ‘critical picnics’ with a small group of colleagues. More recently she has developed Critnic into a public event. (2013 in association with Lucy Guerin Inc and 2014 in association with Next Wave).
Critnic encourages attendees to be open, brave and generous contributers to discussion. Chats happen in small groups, you choose your own verbal adventure, the food is free and you can buy drinks at the bar. All welcome – Critnic is a great way to wrap up a massive two weeks!
More information about how Critnic works can be found here