Dancewest Blog

This past week the Ausdance WA team had the pleasure of seeing the opening performance of Co3 Australia's newest production THE ZONE. Kat Italiano responds. Since my introduction to contemporary dance a few years ago, I’ve had the pleasure of seeing several of Raewyn Hill’s works....

Recently, the inimitable Andrew Morrish was in town to co-present Collaborations 2 – Text / Movement / Improvisation / Script professional workshops and showings for STRUT Dance. Morrish collaborated with renowned WA Actor/Director Humphrey Bower to explore a diverse set of relationships between movement and text. We asked visiting artist...

Unstoppable – Momentum Dance, 5 August 2017 at The Redmond Theatre, Ocean Reef. What if you found a way to keep on dancing after the age of 30, 40, 50, 60, 100? This resounding question posed by an older-than-usual group of dancers and dance makers is at the...

This past week, improvisational artist Andrew Morrish returned to STRUT Dance to co-present and facilitate Collaborations 2 - Text / Movement / Improvisation / Script. The workshop sees Morrish collaborate with renowned WA Actor/Director Humphrey Bower to explore a diverse set of relationships between movement and text. With one...

Guest contributors Dana Nguyen and Ariane Beyer provide unique responses to Co3 Australia's recent Co:Youth production, Project NEXT. Response 1: An Audience Member's Perspective. Co3’s Act-Belong-Commit Co:Youth ensemble presented Project NEXT on Saturday 15 July 2017, performed in All Saints College’s Centre for Performing Arts. Using four...

Exploring the senses in a new development by Sarah Chaffey and Charity Ng. Imprints Presented by Drug Aware is a new development by Perth independent artists Sarah Chaffey and Charity Ng. This new, highly collaborative contemporary dance project sees lighting and sound design integrated into the...

STRUT Dance's In SITU returns for 2017. A not to be missed occasion on your dance calendar, In SITU is an annual season of original site-specific works from WA independent dance artists. Beginning as a pop-up performance at Joe’s Barber on King Street in 2014, this unique...

From the 6th until the 12th of May at Geoff Gibbs Theatre, dance lovers will see WAAPA’s talented student dancers reach new artistic heights in neo-classical and contemporary dance works. Not to be missed, Rise features the work of four outstanding Australian choreographers: Jayne Smeulders, Scott Ewen, Bernadette...

Anything Is Valid Dance Theatre (AIVDT), directed by Serena Chalker and Quindell Orton finds its inspiration in forgotten, hidden and unusual spaces. Specialising in improvisation, installations and innovative choreography, AIDVT has presented work in Perth's city laneways, weaving through Fremantle Arts Centre, traversing the streets...