About

 

I am a choreographer and performer based in South Australia. I have been developing my choreographic practice for the last 15 years since graduating from Adelaide College of the Arts with a Batchelor of Arts in Dance Performance I also hold a Research Masters in Choreography and Performance from University of Roehampton (UK). I make work that engages audiences, performers and objects in various ways in theatres, galleries, video, site specific and location nonspecific live art performance. 

I am interested in the relationship between performer and sculptural form or found object and how this changes the agency between the object and subject, allowing the human rather than the performer to be viewed within the performance, and considering location or venue as a conceptual part of the development of the each work. 

I have collaborated with several artists throughout my career, significant continuing collaborators include visual artist Bridget Currie, sound artist and dance maker Alisdair Macindoe, sound artist Sascha Budimski and media artists Kaboom Studios, aka Jason Lam and Adam Synnott. 

My first major work '42a' was the inaugural recipient of Arts SA triennial project grant in 2007, premiered in Adelaide in 2008 and toured to three states of Australia in 2010. More recently in 2018 I premiered three new works ‘Concrete Impermanence’ at the Space Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre and The Substation, ‘Creatures’ with The Human Arts Movement in response to Aldo Iacobelli’s ‘A Conversation with Jheronimus’ at Samstag Museum of Art, and ‘Close Company’ commissioned by RAW Moves presented in Singapore and at OzAsia Festival 2018.  

My other works include:, ‘Sisyphean Action’ performed at SALA Festival and SUE City of Onkaparinga 2017. ’I Can Relate’ commissioned as part of ‘24 Frames Per Second’ by Carriageworks 2015 and presented at Light Moves festival of screen dance, Limerick, Ireland and with live performance component at ACE Open, Adelaide in 2017, and in the Space Theatre Foyer Adelaide Festival Centre 2018.  ‘Things Meeting Now’ Co-created with Bridget Currie and performed as part of ‘Versus Rodin’ at the Art Gallery of South Australia 2017, for ‘A Vacant Space’ at Artspace 2018 and Roehampton University London 2015. ‘Drawing Machine’ Co-created with Michael Hurley for Acts Re-acts 2 at Wimbledon Space London 2015. ‘Build, Hold, Destroy’ commissioned as part of Window World by Adelaide Fringe 2013. ‘Solo’ commissioned for ‘Return to Sender’ at Performance Space 2011. ‘Three ways to hold’ co-created with Bridget Currie SASA Gallery 2010. ‘THE MAIN EVENT’ co-directed with Solon Ulbrich AC Arts 2009. ‘Bedroom Dancing’ with director Steve Mayhew for Restless Dance Theatre at Comeout 09 - recipient Outstanding Achievement in Youth and Community Dance 2010 Australian Dance Awards. 

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Photo credit  Sam Roberts

Photo credit Sam Roberts