Responsive Research Program Resident 2010, 2018 and 2019 (space and bursary grant)
Matthew Day (1979) is interested in the potential of dance and choreography to generate unorthodox relations and to rehearse and perform new modes of existence. Utilising a minimalist approach Day often works with duration and repetition approaching the body as a site of infinite potential and choreography as a field of energetic intensity and exchange.
Raised in Sydney, Matthew was a teenage ballroom dancing champion. He studied Dance and Performance Studies in Sydney and Melbourne (2003-2005) and in 2016 completed a masters at DAS Choreography, Amsterdam. His solo works have been presented in Australia and Europe in a variety of frameworks since 2007. He has performed in the works of notable choreographers including Phillip Adams BalletLab, Andrea Bozic and Julia Willms, Tim Darbyshire, Luke George, Helen Grogan, Xavier Leroy, Donna Miranda, Noha Ramadan, Brooke Stamp, David Weber Krebbs.
Matthews work is characterized by it’s migration across artistic disciplines, cultural contexts and performance formats. His new work Figures for Landscapes is a durational choreography for seven dancers and will premiere in the context of FLAM live art festival, Amsterdam, September 2018.