I see my fascination with the movement and placement of objects in space, a direct extension of my dance, my movement, the projection of experience and intent. The placement of the “objects” provides room for the essence of the work to emerge. The choreography is determined by the interaction of the viewers with the “objects” and with each other.
Drinking Water was presented by Tasdance, had it’s world premiere at the 2018 Junction Arts Festival.
Recently, working with a gentleman of mature age, and with zero experience with the arts, I asked him to interact with the environment via a series of tasks, hence:
The following video endeavours to convey a sense of my improvised solo – The Island.
(Programmed for a season at Dancehouse for the 2017 Melbourne Fringe Festival)
Next was a collaboration with Australian dance artist, Rachel Arianne Ogle. The work resulted from a masterclass with Joao Fiadeiro on his Composition in Real Time method. The event was produced by Strut Dance, Western Australia.
The video here illustrates my process outcome in facilitating the viewer, the audience, to be the ‘incidental’ performer in this iteration.
The following snippet is from – The Watering Hole – a collaboration with Canadian artist, Lisa Hirmer. This work occurred at the 2015 Time Place Space Nomad, in Natimuk, Victoria.
Please check – http://tpsnomad2015.tumblr.com/tagged/diary
The Watering Hole invited viewers to one by one traverse approx 400 metres across a dry lake bed to taste water that we had collected via a condensation unit (The Watering Hole) that we had constructed with assistance of other artists. To complete the circle, the viewers were then invited to assist in filling the Hole.
Time Place Space Nomad was produced by Arts House, Victoria, and Performance Space, Sydney.
The video below looks at the effects of an introduced species upon local fauna and flora. This dance work was developed in situ with the dancers. The presentation was the culmination of a three month project produced by Southern Edge Arts, and managed by Nikki Green.