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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!

    Alice Weber

    Alice Weber


    "to find a shared language that doesn't rest on a shared technique or visual reference but is produced together with someone, with people, with yourself, and your environment."Alice Weber

    Alice Weber is a dance artist working with choreography, performance and discursive outputs. Using and misusing her various training backgrounds across ballet, somatic practice and critical dance studies, Alice’s work considers contemporary embodiments and intimacies, through questions of agency and desire. We talk about:

    * "problematize through exaggeration" - Alice Weber* beauty capital* having baggage* work - dream cellscapes * intimacy across distance* desire* clarity* entanglement of how things look and feel* work - solo for a body* aesthetic and kinesthetic* somatic vs touch* inspiration* marxist critique of capitalism* moving slowly


    * website - http://aliceweber.net/* instagram - https://www.instagram.com/alicemaeweber/* march dance - https://www.marchdance.com/alice-weber* inner west - https://www.innerwest.nsw.gov.au/live/living-arts/local-creatives/alice-weber

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Reina Takeuchi

    Reina Takeuchi


    "to reconcile the disjointedness we feel as people that are within asia but are not asian"Reina Takeuchi

    Reina Takeuchi is an Australian-Japanese artist-researcher interested in interdisciplinary collaboration and facilitating embodied experiences of contemporary art, we cover:

    * legacy* art in institutions* not being a "curator" or "choreographer"* embarking on a phD* being in a triad* presenting at MCA - Holding Lightness - Music by: thomas.gray.and.liam.ebbs* identity in art making* work - Between Oceans



    * 4A Gallery - https://www.instagram.com/4a_aus/* Website - https://www.reinatakeuchi.com/* https://www.instagram.com/reina.brigette/* on earth we're briefly gorgeous - book* https://www.instagram.com/leyla_stevens/* https://www.the-national.com.au/artists/leyla-stevens/patiwangi-the-death-of-fragrance/


    • 1 hr 3 min
    Trà Mi Dinh

    Trà Mi Dinh


    "choosing what can help"Tra Mi Dinh

    Trà Mi is a Green Room Award nominated dance artist based between Melbourne and Sydney. In June 2019 Trà Mi began working on a solo project ‘Holding’, initially supported by Tasdance’s TRIP program, we cover:

    * dancing* improvisation* legacy and cultural inheritance* points* becoming 'a boss'* incense* being vietnamese* connection to culture* irish dancing* upcoming development - Holding* the aesthetics of overwhelm* decision making on stage* seeking sense through sensation* dancing is so human

    People mentioned:

    * Zachery Lopez* Victoria Chiu* Melanie Lane* Branch Nebula - Lee Wilson* Fully Automated Human Touch* Pina Bausch* Miranda Wheen* Joshua Thomson - Blokes Project


    * Vimeo* TasDance residency* Instagram* Sydney Fringe

    • 2 hr 1 min
    Jess Goodfellow

    Jess Goodfellow


    "it's hard to be a beginner when you already have skills in another dance style"Jess Goodfellow

    Jess Goodfellow started her training at Newtown High School of the Performing arts, she trained in RAD ballet and performed as a soloist in the 2014 NSW Schools Spectacular. In the same year she was awarded first in the state of NSW for HSC Dance. In 2015, Jess joined Sydney Dance Company’s Pre Professional year, in which she understudied for the company and trained under many local and international choreographers. In 2016, she joined the junior Contemporary dance company IT DANSA in Barcelona, where she performed for two years, with the repertory of Ohad Naharin, Alexander Ekman, Jyri Kylian, Nacho Duato, Akram Khan, and Sidi Larbi. She has since worked as a freelance artist in Sydney with Sydney Experimental Arts Ensemble, Omer Backley-Astrachan, and Callum Mooney in their own show, Jeppee Peppee at the Flying Nun by Brand X we cover:

    * house dancing* aesthetic* having no anchor* auditioning* being confronted by who you're becoming* spain* quitting* taking the piss* humour


    * vimeo - https://vimeo.com/306670839* dancing for other - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GC39BpqxL3E* instagram - https://www.instagram.com/gotchakeith/?hl=en

    • 1 hr 44 min
    Jess Ong

    Jess Ong

    "to ask those big questions... And to be a little bit more empathetic, forgiving and curious!"Jess Ong

    Jess Ong is a story producer at SPUN Stories, a local storytelling night in Darwin, and the host of their podcast. She also works as a Communications Manager in the private sector and moonlights in the world of freelance. We speak about:

    * Not being an "artist"* Living in Darwin* Stories and people* Making work * The importance of context* Spun - https://www.spunstories.net/* Imposter syndrome


    * meat - https://www.instagram.com/p/Bt8CCd2lNp-9C1vJ1Mu1u8tbyfpVHVy86enj700/?hl=en* https://www.johannabell.com/projects* https://www.facebook.com/listeningparties/* Story Projects - https://www.storyprojects.com.au/

    other links:

    * https://www.facebook.com/omgjmco* twitter - https://twitter.com/jess__ong* instagram - https://www.instagram.com/omgjong* https://twitter.com/spunstories* https://www.spunstories.net/* https://www.abc.net.au/radio/people/jess-ong/9328178* https://www.ntwriters.com.au/* https://www.offtheleash.net.au/features/around-town/2019/08/atmos

    • 21 min
    Katy Moir

    Katy Moir

    View this post on Instagram A post shared by Katy Moir (@_katymoir_) on Jun 23, 2020 at 12:48am PDT

    "I keep suggesting that we should stop building things"Katy Moir

    Katy Moir is a Darwin based Artitect (architecture + art). We discuss her upcoming exhibition "A Hypothetical Darwin" amongst other things. We spoke at Untitled Gallery where the exhibition will take place.

    * upcoming show - A Hypothetical Darwin https://www.darwinfestival.org.au/events/a-hypothetical-darwin/* Problems and solutions* being just 1 member of a timeline of people buildling a body of work* archives* residencies* crits* architecture and it's approach* pluralism within maps* the agender and lens of map makers

    books mentioned:

    * Bunji - http://www.drbilldayanthropologist.com/resources/StewartHarrisForeword.pdf

    other links:

    * https://www.spunstories.net/katy-moir* articles by katy - https://indaily.com.au/contributors/katy-moir/* off the leash - https://www.offtheleash.net.au/features/around-town/2017/07/talking-through-walls* twitter - https://twitter.com/katymoir?lang=en* instagram - https://www.instagram.com/_katymoir_/* facebook - https://www.facebook.com/katy.moir.14

    people mentioned:

    * Lisa Burnett - https://au.linkedin.com/in/lisa-burnett-195246133* Amina McConvell - http://aminamcconvell.blogspot.com/* Dr Bill Day http://www.drbilldayanthropologist.com/* Kulaluk peoples http://www.drbilldayanthropologist.com/kulaluk-timeline.php

    • 37 min

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