MARTIN DEL AMO – SLOW DANCES FOR FAST TIMES

In Martin Del Amo’s latest work he hopes to shake-up audience expectations of contemporary dance. The critically acclaimed choreographer has put together 12 portraits featuring an eclectic cast in a night he describes as diverse, fun and playful. “I wanted to choose a format that people might find more accessible than the average dance show,” … Continue reading

PRIME ORDERLY

Dean Walsh is clearly a man who loves his job. The choreographer and Australia Council Dance Fellow has spent the last two years researching marine environments to use in his creative work. This has included liaising with the arts, media communications and science faculties at Macquarie University; completing his rescue dive qualification; meeting with marine … Continue reading

SPRING DANCE

Dance legend Rafael Bonachela is bringing Australia’s only international festival of dance to the Opera House. One highlight is the world premiere of Contemporary Women, a night of four short works by some of Australia’s best new choreographers. I caught up with choreographer and dancer Emily Amisano who Bonachela describes as “a wonderful talent I wanted … Continue reading

FRAMED

The term “Natyasastra” may sound like a mouthful but for choreographer and dancer Tess de Quincey it’s the inspiration behind the latest instalment in her acclaimed Embrace series. As artistic director of De Quincey Co, she uses a lot of body weather in her work, a training that proposes practical strategies to the body and … Continue reading