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DAIR 2021

Congratulations to our DAIR to be 2021 recipients!

GABRIELA GREEN OLEA

ACPE

Gabriela will be undertaking a one-week residency at ACPE in July to work on her project ‘CALLE’. Gabriela is an activist and dance artist who works across many mediums, with all people and within inclusive environments. As a daughter and granddaughter of a refugee family, her work responds to the ideas of cross-cultural identity and the transitional space of belonging to community and place. CALLE is a dance research project into the idea of dance as protest, using current times in Santiago, Chile as its case study. Gabriela will be working with collaborators Coti Cibils, Maria Francisca and Claudia Munzenmayer.

 

HOLLY CRAIG

ACPE

Holly will be undertaking a one-week residency at ACPE in June to work on ‘MindsEye’ with collaborators Gabriela Green Olea and Imogen Yang.

‘MindsEye’ is a participatory digital dance work which utilises creative Audio Description to create an inclusive dance performance which is heard and experientially embodied by audience members instead of being visually seen.

 

 

 

JC BAILEY & HANGING AROUND CO.

ART IN MOTION

JC and Hanging Around Co. will be heading to Art In Motion in Coomba Park shortly to work on their short film project “Global Water Dancers”.

The short film will showcase Aerials, CI, contemporary dance and parkour and will include collaborators Kieran Mitchell, Johanas Liu and Romain Hassanin.

 

 

 

 

 

KIARA MALCOLM-WILSON & TRANSFORMNATION

ALSTONVILLE STUDIO

Kiara Malcolm-Wilson and TransformNation will be heading to Alstonville studio in September.

TransformNation is comprised of Kiara along with Brianna Kimberling, Janaya Lamb, James Boyd, Jesse Murray and Forever Tupou. Kiara and TransformNation are all current students at NAISDA Dance College and are a new experimental first nations dance collective who have been training and performing together over the past four years. The rural setting of Alstonville studio is important to them as it helps to connect their spirits closer to Country, away from bustling streets.⁠

 

 

LEE SERLE

READYMADE WORKS

Lee will be undertaking a one-week residency at ReadyMade Works in May to work on his new dance work ‘Transcribe’.

During the development of ‘Transcribe”, Lee and his collaborators Zachary Lopez and William Keohavong, will interrogate the process of transferring movement language between bodies.

 

 

 

 

MARTIN DEL AMO

ACPE

Martin will be undertaking a one-week residency at ACPE in July to work on his solo, choreographic work, ‘Scary Piece of Work’.

Martin will use his DAIR to conduct research for his new full-length solo dance work and will be working with Vicki Van Hout as an outside eye for this project.

 

 

 

 

 

MITCHELL CHRISTIE

ACPE

Mitchell will be undertaking a one-week residency at ACPE in June with the Sydney Experimental Arts Ensemble to work on a new dance theatre work.

Mitchell and the Sydney Experimental Arts Ensemble (S.X.A.E) are working to present a brand-new work at the Old Fitz Theatre with an original soundtrack composed by Mason Peronchik. The work will be an immersive dance-theatre piece; a dance-centric cabaret-inspired multidisciplinary feast for the senses.

 

 

 

RIANA HEAD-TOUSSAINT

ACPE

Riana will be undertaking a one-week residency at ACPE in July to work on her solo, choreographic work, ‘First Language’.

‘First Language’ is a meditation on movement; on the inherent choreography at play in wheelchair-use and a hybrid work involving live and pre-recorded movement. Riana will use her DAIR to develop the digital component of her work by exploring live feed and video projection as well further developing the choreography of this work.

 

 

 

TRA MI DINH

NAISDA

Tra Mi will be heading to NAISDA dance college in the Central Coast in June to work on her project ‘(UP)HOLDING’.

(UP)HOLDING is a dance work that struggles to endure itself. Looping over and over, it remains in a flux of repetition and desperation as it tries to surge towards clarity and resolution. Tra Mi will be working with collaborators Emma Harrison and Zachary Lopez on this work.

 

 

 

WENDY YU

ROYAL ACADEMY OF DANCE

Wendy will be undertaking residency at RAD in July to work on her project ‘Acts of Holding Dance’.

Acts of Holding Dance is a series of large-scale projection installations featuring dance and post-process design. Wendy is a multidisciplinary artist in dance and multimedia design and the construction of these installations came about as a response to the popularisation of urban media art through aspects like Instagram and brainstorms of how to uplift community morale during Covid-19.