Based on Far Flung, Dance-Connect was a choreographic workshop program delivered to schools in the Yarra Ranges region in 2017. Students used unusual tools such as driving directions from Google Maps to create original choreography, which was filmed and "sent" on to the next school in a pen-pal structure. Each school learned this choreography and added their own, with the program culminating in a collaborative dance film.
Devised & Directed by Ashlee Bye with Patrick Meessman and Beth Lane
Film edit by Ashlee Bye & Patrick Meessmann
Supported by Yarra Ranges Council
The Dance-Connect film has not been made public to ensure the privacy of the participating students. Please contact me for more information.
Penleigh & Essendon Grammar School
Ashlee was a part of the co-curricular performing arts team at Penleigh and Essendon Grammar for six years. Alongside peers from Menagerie, Ashlee co-devleoped and led the dance program for years 6 - 12, including the creation and presentation of several unconventional in-school dance shows. She also co-choreographed six large scale school musicals, collaborated with the drama program for their performances and ran in-school movement workshops.