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Ruota Dance Company and Lucy Guerin Inc collaborate

November 3, 2014


I was really pleased to catch up with Kira Riikonen from Ruota Company in Finland, while she was in Melbourne with two Finnish actors and a colleague to undertake a collaboration with Lucy Guerin Inc. This connection came about through the Finnish-Australian dance connection I initiated in my IETM role and has been forged through […]

Performance in a visual arts world

November 1, 2014


The visual arts world is all abuzz about performance. Or Londoners certainly are. At Frieze, there were a number of stands for galleries featuring performances, as well as commissioned Frieze Projects where dancers and actors were centre stage throughout the art fair. Australia Council was in on the action with a grant for Silberkuppe Gallery […]

Tanzmesse, Germany

September 1, 2014


I accompanied an Australian delegation to the biennial German dance fair, Tanzmesse, in Dusseldorf. With close to 1500 delegates, this was an enormous event. I was initially rather hesitant about the trade fair element of the event, however there was sufficient representation from people whom I value and trust that this became a very worthwhile […]

Australian Dance Theatre Peer Review Day

August 10, 2014


I was honoured to be asked to accompany some weighty peers on a day of reflection and analysis with key executive, artistic and Board members of Australian Dance Theatre. It is refreshing to see a company of this stature consider first principals and embrace radical input. I was impressed by the openness to honest feedback […]

Dancehouse Professional Development Seminar

August 8, 2014

0   I’m excited to be asked to work with Dancehouse Director, Angela Conquet on this professional development project for independent dancers. Together we will address the issue of creating an international network and will work with artists to uncover some starting points to this important part of an international career.

Australian Artists are HOT in Glasgow

July 30, 2014


Blog says it all. Good to see my home city getting a bit of Aussie action. This was the result of a long series of conversations so it’s excellent when those chickens come home to roost.

Artery feature on Slovenia-Australia Dance Exchange

February 6, 2014

0   Delighted to see the report by independent producer Britt Guy posted to Australia Council online publication, Artery. This ambitious project was firmly undertaken in the independent sector, with a lot of hard yakka and grit from artists and producers alike. It is an inspiringly balanced project with genuine mutual investment and commitment from […]

Simone’s Boudoir at NGV, Melbourne Now

February 4, 2014

0   I am to chair a panel of artists as part of the Simone’s Boudoir series of public presentations at the National Gallery of Victoria in their highly popular Melbourne Now exhibition. I am talking about international dance with artists, Anouk van Dijk, Prue Lang, Rosalind Crisp and Nebahat Erpolat. I hope to […]