Partners : Dance Sites Network (DSN) – Critical Path, Dancehouse & STRUT Dance
Associated public event: Bojana Kunst will be a guest critic at the DSN sharing at Critical Path on Monday 3 March, 4–7pm.
Dance Sites is an innovative creative platform developed specifically to support the independent sector. Dance Sites brings together choreographers Kay Armstrong (NSW), Rhiannon Newton (WA) and Fiona Bryant (VIC), along with their collaborators and facilitator Rebecca Hilton in order to continue their explorations into choreographic and performance methodologies. This one-week residency will culminate in an artists’ salon with critical feedback from dramaturg and cultural philosopher, Bojana Kunst.
“Via a commitment to considered watching and discussing, Dance Sites looks to open up lines of communication between choreographers, collaborators and audiences; acknowledging and somehow incorporating the community that forms each time we gather to present or to watch a dance in a public space.” Rebecca Hilton
Kay Armstrong is a respected member of the NSW dance community. Kay has been Artistic Director of pulse8, was Founder and Director of youMove Company, and has held numerous board memberships and peer assessment committees. She is currently focused on developing her independent solo practice.
Rhiannon is an Australian dancer and choreographer focused on choreographic investigation, improvisation and physical research. Her work has been supported through residencies at Strut Dance, The Centre of Interdisciplinary Arts (Perth), Movement Research (New York), Critical Path and The Eastern European / Australian Exchange Project.
Fiona Bryant is a Melbourne based choreographer and performer. Her practice is chiefly concerned with discovering and re-discovering ways in which to engage the whole psychophysical self in the processes of generating and performing live performance.
Nat Cursio and Kay Armstrong in rehearsal under direction of Fiona Bryant at Dance Sites Eyes Wide Perth 2013. Photo: Emma Fishwick