Category: Performance

Put Your Hands Up!

Hey Movers! It’s been a hectic few weeks here, but the sun is once again shining and I’ve come here baring an invitation. Tonight I’ll be one of the hosts for City of Melbourne’s First Friday Dance Club, programmed by Ausdance Victoria. It’s your chance to put on your dancing shoes and have a bit of a boogie with us… Read more →

reFRESH: Quicksilver Perform: The Disappearence of Elsie May

We did it. Quicksilver, The Place: reFRESH… performed and transformed. That’s me… This, sadly, is the last time I’ll perform with Quicksilver. ReFRESH was serendipitous in timing: it allowed me to finish this two year adventure with something akin to the experience itself: an open, honest connection with those who love and value dance as much as I. For days… Read more →

Meeting with Kerry Nicholls

It was time to introduce Kerry Nichols. Remember Kerry from my classes last year? She’s a big personality in a tiny woman, charismatic and encouraging – yet terribly nerve-racking to face – and overarching mentor to the ReFRESH programme. An early beginning, this day was where everything began to transform. This is the point in the process that cannot be… Read more →

Rehearsal #3

I was feeling tired. I think a lot of us were. I’d just come from a three and a half hour audition and my limbs were very heavy… Still, working with such a supportive group of people, it’s easy to feel the impulse to create. Rehashing old duets we created, and running through the phrases that we learned… adding to… Read more →

Rehearsal #2

In a course Laura did involving dementia, there were descriptions of what those who suffer dementia feel. With our partners from last week, we were each given a word at random to create a phrase revolving around that word. For Annabel and I, our word was “nervous”. Trying not to be too representational with movement, we endeavoured to create a… Read more →