Responsive Research Residency 2011 and 2019
Kristina Chan is a dancer and choreographer based in Sydney Australia. Kristina’s choreographic practice is driven by visual imagery and ideas around impermanence, fragility and mortality in nature, humanity and our environment. Kristina premiered A Faint Existence produced by Force Majeure for Performance Space’s 2016 Liveworks Festival of Experimental Art at Carrigeworks Sydney. A Faint Existence deals with our microcosmic existence on a macrocosmic scale and how our existence on mass has had enormous impact as a geophysical force.
Kristina choreographed Conform for Sydney Dance Company (SDC) premiering in Ludwigshafen Germany and then Carriageworks Sydney in 2015 and in 2016 Pacific for SDC Pre-Professional Year. She collaborated with film maker Neil Mansfield on gallery installation work Grave for the Lockup Gallery Newcastle with support from Catapult. She has made works for QL2, NAISDA dance college and Adelaide College of the Arts and short solo works for Expressions Dance Company and iOU Dance, a choreographic platform for NSW independent choreographers.
Kristina has over 18 years of performance experience performing throughout Australia, Canada, UK, USA, Asia, Israel and Europe working with companies and independent choreographers; Force Majeure, Australian Dance Theatre, Garry Stewart, Chunky Move, Australian Ballet, Gideon Obarzanek, Lucy Guerin Inc., Stephanie Lake, Lisa Wilson, Sydney Theatre Company, Legs On The Wall, Narelle Benjamin, Anton, Tanja Liedtke, Victoria Chiu, Victoria Hunt and Martin del Amo.
Kristina has been awarded a Helpmann Award for her performance in Narelle Benjamin’s In Glass (2011) and two Australian Dance Awards for Tanja Liedtke’s Twelfth Floor (2006) and construct (2009).
Ashley De Praza: ‘A Faint Existence’ Gregory Lorenzutti
Dancer Jasmin Luna photographed by Kristina Chan