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.
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
Blakout full of Shape Shifters
So we come to the end of another year. I know I should reflect on all that has come to pass, but my mind is still full of the images which…Read More
One is the only number
This blog is all about the solo. One body. In the current lights and tights performance economy where bodies add dollars, it’s a no-brainer that many of us start our careers literally…Read More
Other Mother Tongues Pt 2.
A lab and a work in development. It’s official, I am a slacker. I have let a job ruminate in my belly for a little over a week. A week…Read More
Other Mother Tongues- speaking in codes (Pt 1)
This blog represents yet another short series, dedicated to artistic otherness in two parts. It’s inspired by two solo performances and one cross or intercultural workshop (I can never decipher…Read More
Why is it that second runs in contemporary dance remain so relatively rare? We bust our humps to make a work in some cases and it might see the light…Read More
An Epilogue To NAIDOC Part Three
Rounding out my NAIDOC experience was an evening spent at Shopfront Theatre in Carlton, facilitated by company Dirtyfeet, featuring choreographers Thomas E S Kelly and Matt Cornell. I am selfishly…Read More
An Epilogue to NAIDOC Part Two
From Bangarra to the MCA ARTBAR. It seems almost surreal to place these events in the same sentence. But there you go, I have done it for part two of…Read More