Research Program

Jane McKernan

Dancing the Drill Responsive Residency

Sydney based choreographer and member of The Fondue Set, Jane McKernan will investigate how to continue as a mid-career middle-aged dance artist in Sydney after living in the UK for 4 years. Her research has several strands, the first being research into coming back to the body as the site of her dance practice, and back to artistic practice as her primary focus, asking, ‘What is my dancing body now?’. Secondly, she will have conversations with other mid-career middle-aged dance artists around the subject of existence and continuation. Lastly, she will use The Unnamable by Samuel Beckett as a philosophic underpinning, and as a provocation towards moving and writing about the notion of existence, identity and uncertain futures.

Image Credit: Chris Nash, From Wendy Houston’s – Stupid Women

Date & Location

Friday 28 February 2020 - Saturday 7 March 2020

The Drill Hall