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.
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
Seated in a box at the Concert Hall of the Opera House, I felt close enough to touch the head of the double bass player, sitting with his back to…Read More
What is to become of disciplinary purists?
When I first heard the Australia Council for the Arts was restructuring, including changing its assessment methodology, which would inadvertently favour interdisciplinary works, I was outraged. “What is to become…Read More
Welcome Back – 2016
Welcome back. It’s 2016 and the first event on the calendar is Sydney Festival. The events that left an indelible impression were strangely all about circles, temporal and spatial loops…Read More
2015 Wrap Up
I will open this long awaited blog with both a g’day and goodbye for another year. It really is true that as you get older they roll by faster than…Read More
Classical Ballet: Success as a system of the regiment in the eternal search for beauty
It’s Sunday and I am about to pedal on my pushbike, to Sydney Dance Company, to partake in a ballet class. I know all too well the arduous rigours the…Read More