Alexandra is a choreographer/dancer who has just relocated to Sydney from Adelaide and has worked between the independent sector and companies such as Leigh Warren Dance Hub and Australian Dance Theatre.
“Recently I have had the rare pleasure of working with my mother Jennifer Barry (who worked with American choreographer Eleo Pomare and became one of the signature dancers of Australian Dance Theatre and Sydney Dance Company). I just recently completed a production entitled ‘Dancers with Dirty Feet’ which explores original repertoire of Eleo Pomare and Australian Dance Theatre, supported by the Australian Dance Theatre foundation, the Lincoln Centre Institute and the Eleo Pomare foundation (New York City). Since this time I have reflected on my own voice creatively and what it means to me personally.” Alexandra Knox
This residency is Alexandra’s first development towards creating a solo that will have future transformations occuring over the course of 2018.
ANNA KURODA AND DAVID KIRKPATRICK – MURASAKI PENGUIN
Dove Lake － 9th to 27th April 2017 － Form Dance Residency, Studio 404, Parramatta, Sydney, Australia
Dove Lake is our current work in development. Movement vocabulary and choreography are born from observations of the lake in Cradle Mountain,Tasmania. Inspiration is drawn from foam passing over water; exploring relationships between skin and floor, reflected light and frequencies carved from sound.
By Murasaki Penguin
Choreography, dance and costume － Anna Kuroda
Live sound, instrument design and visuals － David Kirkpatrick
Documentation photography － David Kirkpatrick
Supported by FORM Dance Projects
THE FRAME IS DARK
An exploration of dance and the cinematic frame
Margie Medlin will be collaborating with Vicki Van Hout and Patrick Lucky Lartey, dancemakers and performers; Fausto Brusamolino, lighting and media designer; Jane Castle, cinematographer, with Neil Simpson and Mark Mitchell, Production Management. The project links incidental spectators and digital projections that explore opportunities to choreograph across multiple screens.
Margie is an artist and curator in the field of dance and Media Arts. She produces and directs cinema and experimental new media art, and across her career has been exhibited extensively throughout Germany, Japan, Finland, India, the USA, Cuba and Australia.
This creative development leads directly into one week of filming at Io Myer Studio, UNSW. Keep your ear to the ground about the future presentation of the work by The Substation, while Margie is in residence at the Altona Gate Shopping Centre, Melbourne.
8 – 18 January 2018
Funded by the Emerging and Experimental fund of the Australia Council for the Arts.
Choreographed by French born Australian multi-disciplinary artist Cloé Fournier, Mea Culpa is a projection into a future not so distant, exploring the human experience and our connection to mechanical cognisance of our surroundings through a narrative drawing from science fiction tropes and themes.
During this development, Cloé will work with seven female dancers to continue investigating the mechanics of the body through her unique practice fusing contemporary and French folk dance vocabulary.
VICKI VAN HOUT
TRAVIS DE VRIES
19 Feb – 10 March 2018
OUT OF THE STUDIO
Out of the studio is an opportunity for emerging choreographers to develop new ideas and a platform to present new dance works to audiences in a theatre context at Shopfront Co.Op. FORM Dance Projects continues its partnership on this program by providing studio space for the development of these new dance works.
3 – 21 September 2018