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.
In Difference – Craig Bary – Dance Bites 2017
Two men sit facing one another as we fill the theatre for Craig Bary’s In Difference. The stage is black and I don’t look for the bits and pieces that…Read More
Another Sydney Festival done and dusted.
I walked through the big ballooned archway to the cries of, ‘Who are ya?!’, and thought for a minute that I’d caught the wrong flight from Newark airport and somehow…Read More
COIL 2017 FESTIVAL – PS122 – NEW YORK CITY
Well, hello, and Happy New Year. No, not from the sunny climes of Sydney’s inner western suburbs, but from the biting, frigid temperatures of New York City. What am I…Read More
Australian Ballet’s Nijinsky and SDC’s New Breed
A classical company delving into the modernist genre with a hint of verbal theatrics and a company steeped in the neoclassical genre also getting mouthy. What is the world coming…Read More
Dance Makers Collective – DADS
There is a time when a young person looks in the mirror and sees one or both of their parents staring back. They catch themselves in the middle of a…Read More
uNCOILEd 2016, Austinmer Dance Company
I bumped into the guys from Dance Makers Collective rehearsing for DADS (whose season starts this Thursday at Riverside) and was left with a pang of nostalgia. So when artistic…Read More
Sydney Dance Company’s latest season, UNTAMED.
I hopped on my bicycle last week to STC to watch SDC’s latest season titled Untamed, a double bill consisting of Gabrielle Nankivell’s Wilderbeest and Rafael Bonachela’s Anima. As my…Read More
The Art of Making Dances
I have been scouring Doris Humphrey’s book about choreographic craft titled The Art Of Making Dances. Within it there is a passage, written as a virtual commandment not to…Read More
Off the Record
A couple of weeks ago I went to see Force Majeure’s Off the Record in partnership with Dance Integrated Australia. I was especially interested as I was a cast member…Read More
Closer to the Action
He came to life before us as an animate creature sculpted from rubber and plastic. I immediately recognised the reference to H.R. Giger’s Alien, albeit with a humorous twist. Tentacles…Read More
Does anyone really call themselves a choreographer anymore?
“Does anyone really call themselves a choreographer anymore?” This question pulled me out of a momentary reverie. It was posed as a statement from a panelist at First Draft Gallery. Feminist writer/performer Kelli Jean…Read More
Time Over Distance Over Time
Image Luca Truffarelli Last night I was back at what seems like my second home, where Liz Roche Company commanded the space of my last theatrical effort, the Lennox Theatre…Read More