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Alice Will Caroline

Lady Example   

Alice Dixon, Caroline Meaden and William McBride work in a non-hierarchical collaboration as devisers and performers of new, unusual contemporary dance. Over four years of collaborative practice they have made and presented five original, full-length works: This is What’s Happening (presented by Speakeasy for Melbourne Fringe 2015 – winner of the Fringe Award for Best Dance and …

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Alison Currie

Concrete Impermanence   

For the past 10 years the primary focus of Currie’s practice has been the connection between inanimate forms and performers. Her works engage audiences, performers and objects or sculptural forms in various ways in theatres, galleries, and site specific live performance and video. Alison has been working as a choreographer since 2004. Her first major …

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Antony Hamilton Projects

Universal Estate   

Antony Hamilton is an Australian choreographer. His multi-award winning performances involve a sophisticated melding of movement, sound and visual design. Antony’s independent works include Black Project 1 (2012), Black Project 2 (2013), MEETING (2015), NYX (2015) and Number of the Machine (2017). Recent commissions include Forever & Ever (Sydney Dance Company 2018), Natural Orders (Dancemakers Toronto 2017), Sentinel (SkånesDansteater 2016), Keep Everything (Chunky Move 2012) and Black Project 3 (Lyon Opera Ballet …

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Atlanta Eke

The Tennis Piece   

Atlanta Eke is a dancer and choreographer working internationally. In 2010 Atlanta was a DanceWEB Europe scholarship recipient mentored by artist Sarah Michelson. She has performed with and for Sidney Leoni, Marten Spangberg, Xavier Le Roy, Maria Hassabi, Joan Jonas, Christine de Schmitt and Jan Ritesmas among others and participated in the Allianz-The Agora Project …

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Chunky Move

Common Ground   

As one of Australia’s premier contemporary dance companies, Chunky Move constantly seeks to redefine what 
is or what can be contemporary dance in an ever-evolving Australian culture. Their work is diverse in form and content, encompassing productions for the stage, site specific, new-media and installation work. Chunky Move has an enviable reputation of producing a …

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DubaiKungkaMiyalk

Same but Different   

DubaiKungkaMiyalk was created by independent choreographer Mariaa Randall as a platform to share her practice and philosophy when creating movement with others. Her practice focuses on the female indigenous perspective when creative works. To bring to the forefront that experience and inject it into the creative process. To inform, inspire and generate diversity through one’s …

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Force Majeure

You Animal, You   

Led by Artistic Director Danielle Micich, Force Majeure produces critically acclaimed dance theatre to explore and question contemporary culture. Using their unique blend of storytelling and movement, the company creates unforgettable theatrical experiences to reflect Australian life in all its diversity, igniting curiosity in audiences, and inspiration in artists. A resident company at Carriageworks, their …

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Hellen Sky

QUAKE   

Hellen Sky is an Australian digital choreographer/performer/director/writer. Her projects bridge dance, performance and installation at times extended through new technologies and data generated by the body as a fluid interface between micro-movements, media, virtual-electronic and physical architectures, words and objects. As co-founder and director of new media performance company, Company in Space (1992 -2004) and as …

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James Batchelor

HYPERSPACE   

James Batchelor is an award-winning choreographer and dancer from Australia. James trained at the Victorian College of the Arts graduating with a Bachelor in Fine Arts (Dance) in 2012. Over the last five years he has generated an extensive body of work including commissions from Chunky Move (REDSHIFT), Dance Massive (DEEPSPACE), Dancehouse (ISLAND), The Keir …

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Jill Orr

Dark Night   

Jill Orr’s work centres on issues of the psycho-social and the environment— drawing on land and identity as they are shaped in, on and with the environment, be it rural or urban locales. Orr grapples with the balance and discord that exists at the heart of relations between the human spirit, art and nature. Orr …

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Jo Lloyd

OVERTURE : FULL EDIT   

Jo Lloyd is an influential Melbourne dance artist working with choreography as a social encounter, revealing behaviour over particular durations and circumstances. A graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts, Jo has presented her work in gallery spaces and theatres in Japan, New York, Hong Kong, as well as Dance Massive, the Melbourne Festival, …

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Joel Bray

Biladurang   

A Melbourne-based artist, Joel Bray is a proud Wiradjuri man. The Wiradjuri are the Indigenous peoples of Central Western NSW. He began dancing at age 20, in traditional Aboriginal and Contemporary dance forms at NAISDA Dance College. He went on to graduate from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in 2005. Joel is an ongoing performer …

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Karul Projects

CO_EX_EN   

Started by Thomas E.S Kelly in November 2017, Karul Projects is a performing arts company that tells stories of Indigenous knowledge, and its relevance and responsibility in modern and future Australia’s identity.

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Kristina Chan

A Faint Existence   

Kristina Chan is a dancer and choreographer based in NSW, Australia. In 2016 she premiered A Faint Existence for Performance Space’s 2016 Liveworks Festival of Experimental Art at Carriageworks, Sydney. In 2018 Kristina premiered new commissioned works MOUNTAIN (Campbelltown Arts Centre), and Summer (City Contemporary Dance Company, Hong Kong), which was followed by an Australian tour. Kristina previously …

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Lilian Steiner

Memoir for Rivers and The Dictator   

Lilian Steiner is an Australian choreographer whose practice utilises the inherent intelligence of the active body as the primary tool for creating wholly encompassing and transportive visual, sonic and kinaesthetic experiences. As a young choreographer Lilian has been fortunate to share her work within Australia in festivals such as Dance Massive, Melbourne Fringe Festival, the …

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Lucy Guerin Inc

Make Your Own World   

Born in Adelaide, Lucy Guerin graduated from the Centre for Performing Arts in 1982 before joining the companies of Russell Dumas (Dance Exchange) and Nanette Hassall (Danceworks). She moved to New York in 1989 for seven years where she danced with Tere O’Connor Dance, the Bebe Miller Company and Sara Rudner, and began to produce …

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Luke George and Collaborators

Public Actions   

Luke George creates new choreographic work that takes daring and at times, unorthodox methods, to explore new intimacies and connections between artist and audience. Raised in Tasmania and based in Melbourne, Luke creates and performs work locally and internationally/culturally, through experimental processes with collaborating artists and the public. Luke’s major works include the seminal NOW …

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Madeleine Krenek & Frankie Snowdon

The Perception Experiment   

Madeleine and Frankie have been creating and performing professional work together for 11 years, practicing experimentation based in dance with a strong focus on collaboration, often presenting work in non-traditional performance spaces. As performers, collaborators and independent makers, Frankie and Madeleine have worked extensively throughout Australia for companies including Chunky Move and Lucy Guerin Inc …

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Margie Medlin

CINEMATIC EXPERIMENTS: Multi-Media Installation   

Margie Medlin has an illustrious biography in lighting design and experimental filmmaking. She has lit and designed new dance performances, produced film, video, new media art works, mentored and curated. Her work specialises relationship between dance and the moving image. Throughout her practice she has continued to experiment and forge new ground aesthetically, collaboratively and …

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Marrugeku

Le Dernier Appel / The Last Cry   

Marrugeku is dedicated to Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians working together to develop new dance languages that are restless, transformative and unwavering. Marrugeku builds bridges and breaks down walls between urban and remote dance communities, between Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists and between local and global situations. Marrugeku is led by co-artistic directors: choreographer/dancer Dalisa Pigram and director/dramaturg …

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Melanie Lane

NIGHTDANCE   

Melanie Lane is a Javanese/Australian choreographer and performer. Her choreographic practice examines the representation of the body in negotiation with materiality, physical histories and training methods. Based in Europe from 2000–2014, Melanie worked with artists such as Arco Renz, Club Guy and Roni, and Tino Seghal performing internationally. In Australia Melanie has performed with Lucy Guerin …

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Nana Biluš Abaffy

Post Reality Vision   

Nana Biluš Abaffy is an artist with a background in philosophy and a foreground in experimental performance and dance. She is interested in the pursuit of knowledge through embodiment and wants to know what her body is looking for. Nana believes that there is irreducible variation in the human experience and works towards establishing a …

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Narelle Benjamin & Paul White

Cella   

Narelle Benjamin Cella with performer Paul White was inspired by somatic research explored as part of Narelle’s Australia Council Fellowship in 2014-15. Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch included excerpts of Cella (Latin for cell) as part of their choreographic season Underground in July 2016. Cella premiered at the COLOURS International Dance Festival in Stuttgart in 2017 followed by an Australian premiere …

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Paea Leach & Alexandra Harris

The Difficult Comedown   

Paea is an independent dance artist, writer, mother, minor academic, shiatsu practitioner and world citizen. Her current work prefaces sensation over sensationalism, activating and amplifying choreographies emergent from working with kinaesthetic attention and somatic practices. She is deeply taken by the matter of the body when in movement, and in then naming all of it …

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Rachel Arianne Ogle

i have loved the stars too fondly…   

Rachel Arianne Ogle is a Western Australian dance artist with an extensive career spanning seventeen years as a dancer, performer, choreographer, educator and arts worker. Rachel has performed with a range of companies and independent artists, including Phillip Adams’ BalletLab, Tasdance, Buzz Dance Theatre, Hydra Poesis, Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, pvi collective and The Last …

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Richard Cilli & Claire Edwardes

Recital   

Richard Cilli Dancer and choreographer Richard Cilli has performed the work of renowned Australian and international choreographers, including Anouk van Dijk, Gideon Obarzanek, William Forsythe, Lucy Guerin, Rafael Bonachela, Alexander Ekman, Jacopo Godani, Emanuel Gat, Kenneth Kvarnström, Alexander Whitley, Gabrielle Nankivell and Kristina Chan. He trained at STEPS Youth Dance Company, and then the Western …

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Russell Dumas

Cultural Residues 2020   

Russell Dumas left Australia in 1969 and worked in companies as diverse as the Royal Ballet (London), Nederlands Dans Theater (Netherlands), Ballet Rambert (England), Cullberg Ballet (Sweden), Strider (England) and the Ballet Gulbenkian (Portugal) and with the Twyla Tharp and Trisha Brown companies in New York.  In 1976, he established the Australian based company Dance …

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Siobhan McKenna

Utterance   

Siobhan McKenna was awarded the Choreographic Award for showing outstanding potential through her work Petri-Dish upon graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts (2016). In 2017, Petri-Dish was remounted and toured to Hong Kong and Singapore with the University. McKenna was the recipient of a NSW Young Regional Artist Scholarship (2017), which supported the …

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Stephanie Lake Company

Skeleton Tree   

Melbourne based Stephanie Lake Company was established in 2014 to create and tour contemporary dance works. Known for a gutsy, original choreographic style and striking visual aesthetic, Stephanie Lake Company strives to create performances that are affecting and relevant. Working in collaboration with Australia’s leading dancers, designers and composers, the company has been presented in …

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Thomas E.S. Kelly

MASTERCLASS with Thomas E.S. Kelly   

Thomas E.S. Kelly is a proud Bundjalung and Wiradjuri man with Ni-Vanuatu man. He studied at NAISDA Dance College and graduated in 2012. Thomas is an artist that works with multiple art forms which include choreography, dance, theatre, music composition, puppetry and teaching. In 2017 Thomas founded and became Artistic Director of Karul Projects and …

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