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.
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
I’m writing to you from the bowels of the theatre dahlings. Riverside theatre. Firstly, I must apologise for letting a few too many weeks pass before signing in. To say…Read More
She Stood Still.
She stood still, her eyes mere hollows in shadow, gaze direct atop a spiralling torso, taut arms framing her body. She is a statue, a monument or a woman caught…Read More
The Complete Works
The room was close, commandeered by a swarm of bees shifting almost imperceptibly in the search for their queen. The queen in question was Meryl Tankard. The room, a gallery…Read More
Promissory Notes of Audience Engagement
I have finally broken my Biennale cherry for the year by making the short trek to the Drill Hall at Rushcutters Bay, for Nicola Conibere’s Assembly. As I entered the…Read More
To be counted.
There is much I have seen in the interim between this and my last blog. I wanted to focus on three works in particular, Caroline Bowditch’s Falling in Love with…Read More