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Wombat Radio Podcast with choreographers interrogating artistic process. @TheMattmosphere

    • Performing Arts
    • 5.0, 2 Ratings

Rigorously, playfully, interrogating ideas with guest artists who work through dance, choreography, composition, performance, music and more!

Est. 2013. Please hit the subscribe button below!

    Charmene Yap and Cass Mortimer Eipper

    Charmene Yap and Cass Mortimer Eipper

    View this post on Instagram @masonmkelly channeling a compressed spectacle... One day my friends.. A post shared by Cass Mortimer Eipper (@cmeipper) on Apr 17, 2020 at 7:18pm PDT







    "we follow our instincts and continue to communicate with one another"Cass Mortimer Eipper







    Charmene Yap is a multi-award winning dancer, rehearsal director and choreographer. Cass Mortimer Eipper is an award winning director/choreographer/dancer. Together they are creating a work called "Grey Rhino".







    * Grey Rhino - obvious dangers that are often ignored anyway.* process* self funding seed developments* instinct* collaboration* intuition and critique* abstraction, metaphor, hyper-objects







    links:







    * https://www.thegrayrhino.com/* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michele_Wucker* https://money.cnn.com/2017/07/17/investing/china-stocks-gray-rhino-crackdown/index.html* https://www.marketwatch.com/story/what-is-a-gray-rhino-and-why-are-they-so-dangerous-to-investors-5-questions-for-michele-wucker-2019-01-23* Sydney Morning Herald interview - https://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/dance/dancers-devise-new-works-20141028-11azq2.html* Charmene Yap - Sydney Dance Company bio - https://www.sydneydancecompany.com/people/charmene-yap/* Cass Mortimer Eipper website- https://www.cmeipper.com/a-b-o-u-t







    View this post on Instagram Devastated to not be creating this week with the very special: @_samhines_ @codylavery , the rest of our amazing dancing demons and co-creator @charmeneyap One day we can re-enter a non digital space together... Music - Puccini: Turandot / Act 1 - "Non piangere Liù" by Luciano Pavarotti, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta... ARTÍSTIC use only. Please don’t take me to court Instagram. A post shared by a href="https://www.instagram.com/cmeipper/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=loading" style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal...

    • 59 min
    Nithya Nagarajan

    Nithya Nagarajan

    https://vimeo.com/401842189









    "To be bound by discipline and tradition, personally I feel like, is to be complicit critically."Nithya Nagarajan







    Nithya Nagarajan is an interdisciplinary performance maker, creative producer and cultural researcher. Having a background in Indian neo-classical dance and allied movement traditions, her live art works embody a decolonised feminism and are characterised by a strong physical vocabulary, we cover;







    * Sacred Grooves for Secular Spaces - https://vimeo.com/401842189* Movement as a system of enquiry * Collaborators* Subcontinent / South Asia/ns* Religion* Hindu and Sufi practises* Representation* Patriarchy* Australian Islamic centre - Newport







    links:







    * NIDA bio - https://www.corporate.nida.edu.au/Nithya-Nagarajan* LinkedIN - https://au.linkedin.com/in/nithyanagarajan89* Footscray Community Arts - https://footscrayarts.com/profile/nithya-nagarajan/* Peril - https://peril.com.au/author/nithya-nagarajan/* Wheeler Centre - https://www.wheelercentre.com/people/nithya-nagarajan* Panel discussion - https://www.wheelercentre.com/events/one-infinity* Being a Curator of Colour - https://performing.artshub.com.au/news-article/opinions-and-analysis/performing-arts/nithya-nagarajan/being-a-curator-of-colour-257730* Vimeo - https://vimeo.com/user111123069

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Nikki Heywood

    Nikki Heywood

    "the physical, the somatic, the perceptual practise of moving switches something else on in the imagination."Nikki Heywood







    Nikki Heywood is a Sydney-based interdisciplinary artist working across dance, performance, writing and live art.  Nikki’s practice includes devising, direction and choreography as a solo performer, in collective creation and collaboratively generated projects, running skills based workshops for students and emerging practitioners, assisting the creative process of others as a mentor and dramaturg. Co-curator of regular platforms for improvised performance Rushing for the Sloth and Whip It in Sydney for over a decade. As 2005 Recipient of Rex Cramphorn Scholarship (NSW Ministry of the Arts) Nikki undertook research of collaborative performance practice in Europe and Australia and intensive workshop with Goat Island Company of Chicago in Cork, Ireland.







    * Broadcasting into the oblivion* extended choreography* translating a score onto paper* voice* writing* photography* creating the big bang* intimate performed experience







    links:







    * critical path - https://criticalpath.org.au/program/responsive-research-residency/* bundanon - https://www.bundanon.com.au/artworks-2017/f-fflying-_-low-w-nikki-heywood-and-mark-cauvin/* readymade - https://www.readymadeworks.com.au/writing-nikki

    • 17 min
    Mercedes Dassy

    Mercedes Dassy

    "I have so many ideas that I know I can kill a lot of darlings because there will be so many others."Mercedes Dassy







    Mercedes Dassy (*1990, Bruxelles) est danseuse et chorégraphe, active dans les domaines de la danse, du théâtre, de la performance et de la vidéo. 







    Mercedes Dassy is a dancer and choreographer, active in the fields of dance, theater, performance and video.







    * iclit - https://cargocollective.com/mercedesdassy/i-c-l-i-t* beyond feminist aesthetic* female body and sexuality and pop culture* globalism* instinct* rupture* mass culture and mass that we carry* drawing







    links:







    * https://cargocollective.com/mercedesdassy* instagram - https://www.instagram.com/merced.assyd

    • 46 min
    Romain Hassinin

    Romain Hassinin

    https://player.vimeo.com/video/401348822









    "I've made this decision, whether it's wrong or right, I'm just gonna back it."Romain Hassanin







    Romain Hassanin is a generalist at heart, his training and practice combines different disciplines: breaking, acrobatics, tricking, parkour and contemporary dance. He is interested in developing and finding new ways in which these can work together through contemporary dance and performance. we cover:







    * clowning* performing ones shadow self* nihilism and the solace it offers* being self obsessed* decision making during improvisation* training instinct







    links:







    * Vimeo

    • 53 min
    Holly Durant

    Holly Durant

    https://vimeo.com/373845963









    "the amount of time it (the work) sits in activated states in front of other humans"Holly Durant







    Holly Durant is an artist who crafts sites for performance with choreography to evoke senses of pleasure and empowerment. Her works consistently gather communities and provide platforms for interrogating how bodies occupy and negotiate space. 







    By exploring ideas of embodiment, co-presence and ‘worlding,’ her inhabited installations blur the boundaries between subject and environment, between private and public experience. Layered sensorial environments and disobedient gestures transform the body, questioning the concept of the ‘blank’ body onto which narratives and meaning are projected.







    These constructed worlds centre fluid arrangements and encounters, rather than self-contained or fixed symbols and scenarios, Durant confronts and negotiates structural obstacles with the power of the body.







    * shows* sharing space* where one's body might "fit"* experimental queer venues and events* talking and thinking and process and academia* the job of the artist* fem construct







    links:







    * https://vimeo.com/hollydurant* https://rmitart.com/projects/holly-durant* https://new-adventures.net/profile/holly-durant#overview* https://www.instagram.com/hollydurant* http://tanzabend.com.au* https://www.beat.com.au/holly-durant-announces-dance-death-at-grant-street/* https://www.facebook.com/hollytegandurant* https://vimeo.com/374034693

    • 1 hr 19 min

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