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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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 and Collaborators


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 and Collaborators


James Batchelor and Collaborators are a team of independent dance artists from Australia. Led by Choreographer James Batchelor, Creative Producer Bek Berger, Composer Morgan Hickinbotham and guests, the team brings together a unique precision of practice and friendship that allows for inspired movement through a variety of contexts. Their body of work, including DEEPSPACE (Dance Massive …

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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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Joel Bray


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


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. —— Thomas is a proud Bundjalung-Yugambeh, Wiradjuri, Ni-Vanuatu man. Thomas graduated in 2012 from NAISDA Dance College and has since worked with the likes …

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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. Based in Naarm-Melbourne, Luke was born and raised in Tasmania and is of English, Irish, Scottish and Syrian descent. Luke’s ancestors arrived to the island in the first waves of colonisation, …

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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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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


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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Paul White & Narelle Benjamin


Paul White Australian born dance-artist Paul White has been living in Germany since 2011. Until 2017 he was employed by Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, as the first dancer to join the company after Bausch’s death. His twenty-year long career as a performer and artistic collaborator includes engagements with Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, DV8 Physical Theatre, …

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Paea Leach & Alexandra Harrison

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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Phillip Adams BalletLab


Phillip Adams’ career in dance and performance spans over 25 years as a vital contributor to the richness of Australian performing arts. Adams’ works provide a crucial point of differentiation: an alternative modality, fearless choreographic practice and risk-taking approach to creation and presentation. Adams’ process draws on collaboration through hybrid mediums of music, design, fashion, architecture, …

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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


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


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   

Stephanie Lake is a multi award-winning choreographer and dancer and director of internationally renowned Stephanie Lake Company. Stephanie’s major works include Colossus, REPLICA, Pile of Bones, Double Blind, DUAL, A Small Prometheus, AORTA and Mix Tape. Stephanie’s works tour widely and have been presented by Theatre Chaillot Paris, December Dance Brugge, Dublin Dance Festival, Aarhus …

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Thomas E.S. Kelly


Thomas is a proud Bundjalung-Yugambeh, Wiradjuri, Ni-Vanuatu man. Thomas graduated in 2012 from NAISDA Dance College and has since worked with the likes of Vicki Van Hout, Shaun Parker and Company, Branch Nebula, ERTH, Chunky Move, Outer Urban Projects and Urban Theatre Projects. Thomas is currently a member of the Tasdance Makers Company. His choreographic credits …

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Alison Croggon & Robert Reid


Alison Croggon is co-editor and founder of Witness. She is an award-winning novelist, poet, librettist and critic. She has 30 years experience reviewing performance for outlets such as the Australian, the ABC and The Monthly and generated an international reputation as a performance critic with her influential blog Theatre Notes, which revolutionised performance discourse in …

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James Batchelor


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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Jo Lloyd


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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Leisa Shelton


Leisa Shelton is a performance artist and curator. Leisa’s current practice is focused on frames in which to hold cultural dialogues that enable the spaces between the making and receiving of performance to be given focus. Recent projects include 3 editions as co-curator of the Venice International Performance Art Week (VIPAW), initiating and directing ‘eXchange’, …

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Margie Medlin


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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Rhiannon Newton


Rhiannon is an Australian dancer and choreographer. She creates performance works that inhabit theatre, public and gallery spaces. Ongoing themes in her work include repetition and the study patterns that give rise to change and stasis within the body and our world. Rhiannon has been commissioned by Dancehouse for Housemate 2018 (We Make Each Other Up) and Dance …

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Rosalind Crisp 

DIRtywork: Lecture-Performance   

Rosalind Crisp established the Omeo Dance studio in 1996 – home to experimental dance in Sydney for ten years. Invited to Paris in 2003, she became the first choreographic associate of Atelier de Paris-Carolyn Carlson (2004-2012). The Atelier managed and toured her company work for ten years. In 2016 the French Ministry of Culture awarded her …

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Roslyn Sulcas

WORKSHOP: Writing Critically on Dance   

Roslyn Sulcas grew up in Cape Town, South Africa, where she studied dance before completing a masters degree in literature at the University of Cape Town, and a doctorate in social history at Paris VII (Jussieu). While studying in Paris, she began to write about dance for British and American publications, becoming the Paris correspondent …

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Running Man


Running Man is a boutique film production company based in Melbourne, Australia. Founded by Thomas Pollard and Nathan Smith in 2013, Running Man’s premise is to infuse different artistic practices to create works that challenge the conventions of story telling.

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Sandra Parker


Sandra Parker was born in Rosebud, Victoria, and is a graduate of Victoria College Rusden and the University of Melbourne. Parker has created an extensive body of work including over 15 full-length works, 30 short works including commissioned works, gallery installations and collaborative projects in Australia and internationally. Parker has held positions including the Artistic Director …

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