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THE GROWTH OF AN IDEA

At the Kollective Idea, it all starts with just an idea. We are a youth company who are dedicated to give performers the understanding they need to meet the challenges and requirements of their industry. We will provide you the inside perspective and experience to help build your idea into a future in dance.

THE START OF AN IDEA

We always start somewhere unfamiliar, unknown and unexplored. If we already knew where we were, what to do and how to do it, there would be no experimentation, learning and adventuring in life. We started The Kollective Idea with the simple idea to share our experience with others. Whether you are at the start or further along, we have been there too. The Kollective Idea is made up of award winning experts who have already developed in your field and are ready to guide you through the process needed to grow your idea and succeed in the creative industry.

OUR PEOPLE

Kei Ishii

Kei started dancing at ‘The Ritz Performing Arts’ at the age of 7 years.

A graduate from ‘The Space Performing Arts’, in Melbourne, Kei went on to take a place at the world-renowned ‘Ev & Bow’ Full-time Contemporary Dance Course in Sydney where he trained with Sarah Boulter for two years. During this time Kei assisted Sarah in choreographing many events including Dance Academy and the Arabian Games and was also offered a secondment with the Internationally famed ADT (Australian Dance Theatre) in Adelaide.

Kei was a member of ‘Legs on the Wall’ Contemporary Dance Troupe, performing in their production of ""Puncture" at the Sydney Festival in 2014. He has choreographed many short works which have been performed at festivals such as ‘Sydney Fringe Festival’ and ‘Short Sweet Dance’ and was also awarded ‘best choreographer’ at ‘Fast + Fresh 2013’.

Since returning to Queensland, Kei shares his knowledge in various contemporary techniques with dance schools around Brisbane. He has started his own youth company ‘The Kollective Idea’ to give young aspiring dancers the chance to perform in a company setting.
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Nadia Milford

Charles is an independent dance and theatre artist, performer and teacher. His interest in interdisciplinary creative processes and collaborations have provided the foundation for a diverse personal practice. Despite this, Charles’ works are linked thematically. Characterised by principals of metamodernism, they strike a balance between irony and optimism. By grounding these themes through intuitive movement and touch, Charles connects his audiences to innate bodily knowledge, evoking experiences unique to dance.

 

Charles collaborated with Melbourne-based artist Scott Sneddon. Together, they researched long-distance relationships and communication methods to create an interstate, interactive dance theatre work, performed live between Brisbane and Melbourne. Charles collaborated with street dancer Sam Evans to examine perceptions of masculinity in dance.

 

Charles has also had the opportunity to create and perform works with The Farm, Legs on the Wall, Queensland Ballet, Expressions Dance Company, Opera Australia, Red Leap Theatre, Prying Eye, Bridget Fiske & Joseph Lau, Phluxus2 Dance Collective, Aha Ensemble, Transit Dance Company, Melissa Lanham, Seeing Place, and Nick Cave.

 

As a dance teacher, Charles has experience working with all age groups and abilities. He has taught youth workshops through regional Queensland, lead company class for Expressions Dance Company, and works as a sessional dance lecturer at QUT.

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Juno Toraiwa is a dance artist currently based in Brisbane.

she had been trained, making choreographic works and performing contemporary dance through mentoring from Dock 11, Marameo, Tanzfabrik and Inter-University Center for Dance in Berlin, Germany. She has a diversity of interests in experimenting with movements with a particular weight on improvisation as a performance.

She has also studied flying-low and passing through techniques of which she values the logic and mentality with regards to the connection with space and floor. Juno uses improvisation as a tool to develop unique and intuitive movements in performative settings. Her works aim to question the boundaries between set choreographies and improvised movements and to explore what it means to dance and why we dance.

 

she has been developing own work independently as well as in collaboration with other local artists. In Febrary 2019 She has carried out a residency at House Conspiracy which led to the develpment of “A woman, a table and the wolf”. In May 2019, she has performed for a video clip development for local artist, OK PRETTY directed by Ruby Donohue.

Her Current work in progress “Paperplanes” were performed at events such as Scratch Nights hosted by Ausdance.  She has also had various opportunities to learn from some of Australia’s artists, and has carried out secondments with Australian Dance Theatre in 2018 and 2019.  She has been an active member at the Open Pracitce and has led various workshops.

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