Gate Theatre Masterclass: Danielle Micich

Saturday 3rd February and Sunday 4th February 2024 | 10:00 to 17:00 approx.

Danielle Micich Masterclass

On Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th February, Danielle Micich, Artistic Director and CEO of the acclaimed Australian movement-based theatre company Force Majeure will host two sessions for theatre-makers.  

These Masterclasses are the convergence of over 30 years’ experience navigating physical intimacy as an artist, choreographer, movement director and facilitator, and a decade of Intimacy Direction for film, television and theatre.

Applicants can apply to attend either the Saturday or Sunday session, or both. Places are strictly limited across the weekend. Each Masterclass will run from 10am to 5pm. The Masterclasses will be provided free of charge to the successful applicants.

Force Majeure collaborates with Australia’s most compelling multidisciplinary artists to devise original theatrical experiences that synthesise movement, spoken word, and a range of creative forms.

This hybrid storytelling is Force Majeure’s way of exploring provocative and urgent contemporary issues with a complexity and nuance that is not possible through words or movement alone.

Force Majeure’s vision is to continue to be Australia’s preeminent multidisciplinary movement-based theatre company, known as a crucible for diverse voices that produces unforgettable performances.

Workshop Content:

Day One: Consent for Theatre-making

Danielle Micich, Force Majeure’s Artistic Director, shares tried and tested approaches for navigating consent, boundaries and intimacy in theatre-making. Learn how to participate in or lead safe, productive and artistically satisfying processes in creative spaces that are centered around the body. Through an embodied practice, deepen your understanding of the complexity of consent, and develop nuanced language and methodologies for boundary-building in the process of making new work.

Day Two: Devising

The Devising Masterclass is based on Force Majeure’s internationally renowned INCITE program: an introductory opportunity to learn Force Majeure’s devising process, focusing on how to generate movement and text both as a director and performer. Building on the foundation of consensual practice from day one, participants will dive into the methodology of devising collaborative, movement-based storytelling.




The Masterclass is open to theatre-makers resident on the island of Ireland. Applicants must be available to attend the sessions in-person at the Gate Theatre on Saturday 3rd and/or Sunday 4th February 2024. The sessions will not be available remotely or digitally.

Please note that places will be strictly limited and that spaces will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and based on the information and experience as outlined as part of your application.


How to attend


Applications are now closed.




Danielle Micich is the Artistic Director and CEO of Force Majeure and the Movement Director on The President.

Danielle is a highly-awarded choreographer, director and performer of dance theatre. She makes new work for festivals, theatre productions, opera and film, alongside site-specific and community work.

After graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts and relocating to Perth as a company dancer for 2 Dance Plus, she was appointed Artistic Director of STEPS Youth Dance Company. Her independent work extends nationally and internationally, working with companies such as Sydney Theatre Company, Belvoir, Black Swan State Theatre Company, Perth Theatre Company, Night Train Productions, Steamworks Arts Productions, Dwhani Dance Company (India), Barking Gecko Theatre Company, Pinchgut Opera and Monkey Baa Theatre.

Danielle’s ambition is to contribute to making new Australian work through storytelling that reaches audiences by exploring themes and issues relevant to contemporary culture; reflecting, embracing and challenging community attitudes and ideals.