In the Company of Others Inc. is a not-for-profit incorporated association based at the Body Voice Centre, Footscray.
ABN 15 670 886 658
It is made up of a group of artists associated with the studio over an extended period of time initiating a range of performative events, dialogues, gatherings, classes and encounters that recognize the importance of the company of others in the creation of perceptual practice as art.
Originally called ‘Body Breath Voice Inc’, In the Company of Others was established in 2000 to initiate voice movement research and performance projects, to support the work of artists in that field, to engage in dialogue with other practitioners and groups involved in voice movement work and other related areas, both in Australia and overseas, and to document the projects undertaken.
Since 2002 In the Company of Others has been active in bringing to Australia practitioners from the Middendorf Breath Institute in Berlin, and in initiating workshops involving Julia Moody from WAAPA and Cristina Castrillo from Teatro della Radici in Switzerland, and Linda Wise from the Roy Hart Theatre and Pantheatre in France.
In the Company of Others was the auspice body for Performance Practicum and Ship of Fools, projects that ran in 2010 and 2011.
In the Company of Others presented a one-day workshop with Phil Thompson, Master teacher of Fitzmaurice work and Head of Acting at the University of California, Irvine, on Tuesday 22 March 2011 at the Body Voice Centre, preceded by a forum on Monday evening where Phil spoke about Catherine Fitzmaurice’s remarkable body of work and its place in his teaching.
In the Company of Others hosted a special gathering at the Body Voice Centre on Thursday 12 April 2012 with guest Frank Ansell, traditional Nungkari (healer) from Alice Springs.
In the Company of Others presented a series of workshops by Linda Wise of the Roy Hart Theatre and Pantheatre, France, in November and December 2014, and a further weekend workshop with Linda in February 2017. ITCOO hosted a series of monthly practice sessions for those who attended Linda’s workshop oriented particularly to solo and group improvisational structures she introduced in her workshops.