Responsive Research Program Resident 2010
Sarah-Vyne Vassallo is a director, choreographer and teacher and has worked across commercial and contemporary dance, theatre, television and arts development spanning two decades. Sarah-Vyne is a Winston Churchill Fellow, where she undertook professional development with Candoco Dance Company, AXIS Dance Company, StopGap, GDance, Caroline Bowditch and Marc Brew. Throughout her career she has worked with Sydney Festival, Sydney Opera House, Museum of Contemporary Art, Critical Path, Ausdance, DirtyFeet, Bankstown Arts Centre, FORM Dance Projects, Shaun Parker and Company, Sidetrack Theatre Company, Disney, ABC, Screentime and Channel 7. Alongside being the artistic driving force of Murmuration she is also Program Director for Accessible Arts, Catalyst Dance initiative, Board Member of Critical Path, Committee Member of regionally based integrated program, Studio Aperio and freelance film producer for PXsquared.
In 2016 she will continue to establish Sydney’s first integrated performance company ‘Murmuration’. The company works closely with a collective of multi-disciplinary artists with and without disability dedicated to creating innovative contemporary theatre. Murmuration is currently developing their first major work ‘Days Like These’, a multi-art form work exploring the familiar subject of tears & the varied ways we, as humans, express our emotions. Parallel to the development of the work, they also engage the community through workshops, studio sharing’s, open rehearsal’s and interactive reflection. As a director her interests lie in unpacking everyday personal experiences and finding innovative ways of dissecting social norms into theatrical contexts.
Image credit: Accessible Arts, Catalyst Dance 2015. Photo by Gisella Vollmer