DRILL creates dance projects that are site-specific, activating alternative local spaces and challenging audiences’ preconceptions about the parameters of dance. They create signature works that push the physical and creative limits of the performers, are socially relevant and are of the highest possible artistic integrity.
DRILL’s philosophy is never be cautious or apologetic with their art making. They do not bubble-wrap their young artists and assume they can only handle what is safe. They create work that pushes boundaries, takes risks and defies expectations of both dance and young performers.
DRILL is the primary driver of the provision of contemporary dance engagement opportunities in Hobart for young people. Each project brings together a diverse group of movers who collaborate with professional artists, to develop and perform challenging, ambitious, high-energy works. The company acts as a bridge between the community and arts industry, connecting those that want to pursue a career in or related to the arts. DRILL advocates for the power of dance to help young people become confident, empathetic, thoughtful and hard-working members of society.
DRILL won Best Physical Theatre Production for Trash This Place – Tasmanian Theatre Awards (2017), Best Physical Theatre Design for Trash This Place – Tasmanian Theatre Awards (2017), Best Physical Theatre Production for Radical Kid – Tasmanian Theatre Awards (2016), Best Physical Theatre Choreography for Radical Kid – Tasmanian Theatre Awards (2016).