Victoria Chiu trained at VCA and spent formative years in Europe working and touring extensively with companies Cie Nomades, Cie Gilles Jobin, Micha Purucker, Jozsef Trefeli and Jane Turner. She choreographed four short works in Switzerland then while moving between Europe and Australia she created first full length work with swiss Cie József Trefeli called ‘StarStruck’ which premiered in Sydney and toured Talinn, Annemasse, Dresden, Albania, Winterthur and Geneva.Read More
A choreographer, filmmaker and installation artist, Sue is based in Sydney and creates work for Australian and international companies, and as an independent artist. Sue was awarded the Creative Fellowship (Established Artist) from the Australia Council 2013/14 and was recently made an Honorary Fellow of the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne.Read More
Jo Lloyd graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts. She has been performing, choreographing and teaching throughout Australia and overseas for over 15 years, presenting her work in Japan, Hong Kong, Dance Massive, the Melbourne International Arts Festival, the Adelaide Fringe, the Next Wave Festival, and for Lucy Guerin’s Pieces for Small Spaces Program.Read More
Presented by Arts House and Taipei Arts Festival.
A cultural and practice exchange between artists, audiences and their cities.
For Dance Massive 2015, three artists from Taiwan will join three Melbourne artists to explore our city, one another’s practice, and new directions for solo performance.
Public talks, dinners and showings will occupy the final week of the residency, with an open studio program from March 12 to 14.
In August 2015 the Melbourne artists travel to Taipei and continue the exchange with a performance season as part of the 2015 Taipei
Following on from an Expression of Interest process, Arts House is excited to present five established Indigenous choreographers from around Australia who will work with local Indigenous choreographers Mariaa Randall and Jacob Boehme as lead artists and an exciting group of industry leaders in an intensive and immersive residency during Dance Massive 2015.Read More
We make art because we believe children inhabit the earth, not just inherit it. We don’t believe that children are the future; children are the drivers of the future in the here & now. We believe adults have a lot to answer for, & children ask the best questions. So we make work with & by children for adults.
Phillip Adams BalletLab creates unforgettable contemporary performance that defies expectation, through the vision of Artistic Director, Phillip Adams. Rooted within its founding notion of a laboratory, sixteen years later PABL continues to experiment with choreographic form and collaborative artists; creating powerful, interdisciplinary works both in Australia and around the world.
The company has performed in USA, China, UK, Denmark, Germany, Korea, Luxemburg, Mongolia, Romania and Bulgaria at key festivals and venues. Phillip Adams has been commissioned to make works by many companies including The Australian Ballet, Chunky Move, Guangdong Modern Dance Company (China), Dance Works Rotterdam (NL), City Contemporary Dance Company (HK), Festival of Mexico, Melbourne Recital Centre among others.Read More
Lucy Guerin Inc is an Australian dance company established in Melbourne in 2002 to create and tour new dance works. Renowned for the skill and originality of its small group of performers, it is a flexible organisation dedicated to challenging and extending the art of contemporary dance. The company is committed to the exploration of everyday events and the redefinition of the formal concerns of dance.Read More
Paula Lay is a performer and choreographer working across film and live performance. She was awarded the Dr Phillip Law scholarship in 2009 to work with company Zikzira Physical Theatre (Brazil) to create the dance film The Great Frost. Paula has also worked with independent Australian choreographers Brooke Stamp (Reverb 2009), Rennie McDougall (Supertone, Next Wave Festival 2012) and Carlee Mellow (Simmer 2010).Paula’s solo commissioned works include dance film SALT for Next Wave Festival 2010, an Artshouse CultureLAB solo grant, and a two-part solo work for WELL Theatre One eye the moon, One eye the sun.Read More
Shelley Lasica is an Australian choreographer and dancer whose practice is characterized by cross-disciplinary collaborations and an interest in the presentation of dance in various spatial contexts.
The prolific and vast repertoire of Lasica’s choreographic works and installations spans 30 years and includes Melbourne Festival, National Gallery of Victoria, Centre Nationale de la Danse (Pantin, Paris); Siobhan Davies Studios (London), Dance Massive and Anna Schwartz Gallery.Read More
After studying at the VCA Melbourne, Prue Lang joined Meryl Tankard’s Australian Dance Theatre. In 1996 she moved to France working for the Choreographic National Centre in Angers, Compagnie Cre-Ange in Paris as well as her own independent projects. In 1999 she began an important collaboration with William Forsythe as a leading soloist and choreographer of the Frankfurt Ballett and The Forsythe Company. She is known as a leading exponent of Forsythe’s improvisation technologies, researcher with Motion Bank, as well as creating and touring her own works for the company.Read More
Melanie is an Australian independent choreographer and performer, recently relocated to Melbourne from Germany. She has been based in Berlin from 2004, working with various companies and artists such as Kobalt Works | Arco Renz (B), Club Guy and Roni (N) and Tino Seghal (G).Read More
Sarah Aiken & Rebecca Jensen have created work and performed together in a range of contexts, from a Witch Camp in East Germany, to gallery openings, music videos and installations, to professional productions and major festivals. Their collaborations bring together the ancient and the current, creating sacred trash and anti climactic treasures.
OVERWORLD is their first full-length work and premiered in Next Wave Festival 2014. In 2015 they will embark on the development of its prequel Underworld. Other work includes Mermaids4eva (Next Wave Launch 2014, Next Wave Social, 2013), Head Back (MONA FOMA 2012; Ponderosa Tanzland Festival, Germany 2012; Nice Arts Opening, Melbourne 2013; Dallas Texas Women’s University 2013), Running Backwards and Forwards with Sticks with Natalie Abbott (Food Court Opening; Channels Festival; Ian Potter Cultural Trust Gala 2013) and Trio of Dips (The Backyard, 2012).
Rebecca and Sarah founded Deep Soulful Sweats; a participatory, yogic disco that you can join https://www.facebook.com/deepsoulfulsweats. Deep Soulful Sweats has featured at Festival of Live Art, Next Wave Festival, Dark Faux Mo and Tiny Stadiums.Read More
Antony Hamilton is an Australian choreographer. His award winning performances involve a sophisticated melding of movement, sound and visual design, and traverse subject matter from formal physical study to the world of the fantastic. His works are often visually dynamic, unique and immersive environments, firmly rooted in choreographic exploration.
Alisdair Macindoe is a Melbourne-based dancer and choreographer who trained in dance at the Victorian Collage of the Arts. Alisdair was the recipient of the 2013 Helpmann Award for Best Male Dancer (for DUAL) and the 2012 Green Room Award for Best Male Dancer for his year’s work (nominated in 2008 and 2013). He also received the 2004 Friends of the VCA Scholarship.Read More
Established in 2002, the Company is based around a collective of artists from varying disciplines who are committed to creating stimulating movement-based theatre. Artists include dancers, actors, writers, visual artists, composers and filmmakers.
Since its inception Force Majeure has created five major works, two collaborative works, a short film series, and has received five major national awards.Read More
Atlanta Eke is a dancer and choreographer working internationally. In recent months Atlanta has premiered her works Fountain at Chunky Move, and Organ, made in collaboration with composer Daniel Jenatsch, at Liquid Architecture Festival, she is an Arts House Culture Lab resident for her work I CON and is the recipient of the 2014 inaugural Keir Choreographic Award for her latest work Body Of Work.
Rosalind trained at the Victorian Ballet School and the EDDC the Netherlands. She established the Omeo Dance studio in Sydney (1996) which for ten years was home for her choreographic research and a community of dance artists. She received the NSW women and arts fellowship (1996), a MO award for best female dance performer of the year (1997), and a fellowship from the Australia Council (2000-2001).
Vicki is a Wiradjuri woman born on the south coast of NSW. An independent choreographer, performance‐maker and teacher, she has worked across a range of performance mediums nationally and internationally. Her work practice emanates from the belief that all cultural information is fluid in its relevance and that we both exchange in and adhere to patterns of cultural behaviour and its tacit meanings. In particular, Vicki’s work aims to explore the commonality between traditional and urban cultural experience, and how indigenous cultural information can be drawn upon to make sense of both.Read More
NATALIE ABBOTT creates sensorial performance experiences. She is committed to the idea that everything is choreography, including light, sound movement and design and she utilises this vision when devising work. She is currently developing two new works, DESTINY, a solo taking inspiration from sci-fi and her past to create new futures; and LIMITLESS, a group work experimenting with failure and fear, using these elements as tools for creativity.Read More
Led by internationally acclaimed Choreographer Anouk van Dijk, the Company’s multi-tiered programming initiatives nurture and underpin a strong and vibrant dance culture in our home city of Melbourne and create critically acclaimed and popular productions of scale for presentations nationally and internationally.
Using contemporary Australian culture, social commentary and the tension between community and the individual as its springboard, Chunky Move’s artistic vision is driven by an investigation into the multifaceted possibilities of the body; and its relationship to place, context and environment. We are defined by our unpredictability and strive to explore the many possibilities of contemporary dance through cross-genre collaborations and cultural exchange.Read More
“world class theatre – sumptuously imagined, visually stunning and profoundly moving” The Age July 2011
Rawcus is an ensemble of performers with and without disabilities. Collaborating with a core creative team led by Artistic Director Kate Sulan, Rawcus aims to devise new work that expresses the imaginative world of the ensemble. Drawing on dance, theatre and visual art disciplines, the work is crafted with a precision that supports the performers but allows space for their inherent sense of anarchy. A series of moving pictures, Rawcus’ work is sculptural, unexpected, beautiful, funny and tender.
Rawcus’ work has won numerous awards and has featured as part of the Next Wave, Melbourne Fringe and the Melbourne International Arts Festival. The group has worked collaboratively with diverse Australian arts companies including Restless Dance Company, Born in a Taxi, The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Chambermade Opera.
“the pleasure is in the spontaneous expression, diverse physical virtuosity, unpredictable leaps and turns and alternative communication skills”