Research Room Residency

From Afar on a Hill is an audience-integrated performance reflecting upon the global issue of current and future immigration practices. Bianca Martin will be researching a new performance work about global immigration practices. With the support of a Fellowship from the WA Department of Culture and Arts, Bianca began the work at Dansehallerne, Copenhagen in February 2013 and continued at the UNSW Creative Practices Lab. After further research into immigration law in the UK, and as part of the research room residency, Bianca will continue her work with consultants John Baylis (dramaturgy), Steve Bull (audience integration), Farida Fozdar (sociology) and composer Chris Cobilis.

Bianca Martin is a Perth-based choreographer and performance maker. She has a Bachelor of Laws and has just returned from a period of research into Immigration Law in the UK. Company Upstairs will continue development on From Afar on a Hill in residence at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art in May 2014.

Company Upstairs 2013. Image from Bianca Martin’s research and development with Aisling Donovan and Rhiannon Newton. Photo: Sam James.

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