FORM is delighted to introduce Vicki Van Hout as our resident blogger for 2016. Over the coming year Vicki will be blogging and tweeting for FORM about all things dance. Follow the musings of Vicki through the performance world as she informs you about what’s happening and what not to miss.
First Nations Dialogues
It’s been a week since I returned from a whirlwind excursion to my old stomping grounds in New York city. There I was an international student at Martha Graham (when…Read More
Vale Douglas Wright and thank you Brian Carbee
As an Australian indigenous contemporary dance artist I am always called on to articulate what that means. My reply has been well rehearsed as I explain that dance is an…Read More
Le Dernier Appel
Hi, (imagine head bowed in shame) my name is Vicki, it has been a long time since my last post. I confess, I have been on the other side of…Read More
Guest group blog: plenty serious TALK TALK
Dear Vicki, The writing you do on the FORM blog is such a generous gift to the Sydney dance community—writing about shows and showings, many of which don’t get reviewed…Read More
Dance Bites: Above Ground
In this age of fake news and false advertising it’s refreshing to actually watch something that delivers what it promises. On the smell of an oily rag Kathryn Puie and…Read More
Afterglow: Generations This Saturday past I braved the plummeting temperatures and ventured to PACT Theatre to take in Afterglow: Generations. This was a double bill of solos featuring intergenerational artists who have…Read More
It’s been about a month since I last posted because I have been up to my elbows in drama, both of the personal and professional kind. I have been remounting…Read More
Mountain – Kristina Chan
As usual I have let the aftermath of a performance permeate my marrow and just before it becomes a faint existence in our collective consciousness I scramble to share a…Read More
Can dance possibly live up to expectation?
As usual I have let an event lie fallow, let life merge and converge before I revisit said event by engaging in print. The event in question on this occasion…Read More
Dance is the the hardest medium to sell
This past week marks what would be a rare event, a decision to forgo this year’s Australian Performing Arts Market, APAM. This was accompanied by an inevitable recurring pang, like…Read More
Is there ever a place for a star rating?
Woke up to a message on my phone this morning from a friend just wanting to quietly acknowledge our continued participation in dance. It put a spring in my step…Read More
Happy belated New Year!
Happy belated new year! It has definitely been a hot one so far at least. I chose to make a short trek to Barangaroo, taking part in Wiradjuri artist Emily…Read More