Having recently returned from the UK after attending the Oska Bright Film Festival in Brighton, Lorcan Hopper has been awarded a JUMP Mentorship. This National Mentoring Program for Young and Emerging Artists is the largest mentoring program of its kind and is supported by the Australia Council for the Arts.
A member of the Youth Ensemble, the Education Team and a regular presenter (emerging director) of Restless’ DEBUT Program, Lorcan is one of 75 young and emerging artists selected – the largest ever intake into an Australian artist mentoring program designed to advance their careers and make their mark on the Australian arts industry.
Over the next ten months, he will work with Peter Sheedy from the Adelaide College of the Arts to devise a unique program of integrated participation with other young dancers. Lorcan will join contemporary dance technique and composition/choreography classes at the College and will be supported by a personal assistant (PA) throughout his program who will assist in his learning and help create a video of his JUMP experience.
To follow Lorcan’s project and for program updates throughout 2012, visit the JUMP Mentoring website.