Reina Takeuchi and Tom Kentta will work on the development of Peripheries, a collaboration between football freestylers, skaters and movers. Coming together to create shared movement, Peripheries explores the casual beauty of the suburbs, from pigeons, to youths congregating on streets and parks; delving into how youth culture finds serenity, joy and release in the gentrified streets of Sydney. They are awarded space and $3000 from Critical Path towards the making of their project.
20-24 March – The Drilll HalL
27-31 March – Sydney Park Pavilion
Olivia Hadley – dancer (works across contemporary dance and breaking)
Yuki Tokimoto – football freestyler
Reina Takeuchi – choreographer/dancer (works across contemporary dance and house)
Tom Kentta – choreographer/football freestyler/skater
Reina and Tom currently live and work on Bidjigal Land. Reina Takeuchi (she/her/they) is a Japanese-Australian artist-researcher, curator and dance maker interested in cross-cultural exchange. Her performance projects have included installations at Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, and SomoS Art House, Berlin and performances for Liveworks Festival of Experimental Art, Performance Space and the Museum of Contemporary Art’s Late program. Tom Kenttä (he/him) is a Finnish-Australian movement artist specializing in the restorative nature of object-based practices such as freestyle football, freestyle basketball and skateboarding. He recently travelled to Paris for Danse Élargie, a contemporary dance competition directed by Boris Charmatz.
March Dance 2023
Kicking off March 1, the March Dance festival includes over 100 artists, 10 companies, 11 organisations and 27 venues coming together from across Sydney to connect and showcase the vibrant and resilient Sydney contemporary dance scene.
March Dance is an initiative of Independent Dance Alliance (IDA) produced by Critical Path and Dirty Feet.
Check out the full program of performances, residencies, workshops, talks, classes, sharings at www.marchdance.com
Venue supported by Critical Path and City of Sydney.
Photo Credit: Anna Hay