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Exhibition:

"Round Table Discussion: Lessons From Dancing"



Opening:
Dates: Saturday 4 August 2018, 3 - 4pm

Saturday 4th of August 2018
3pm – 4pm

Round Table Discussion: Lessons From Dancing, Featuring: Deanne Butterworth, Angela Goh, Zoe Theodore, Pip Wallis

In association with the exhibition ‘Lessons from Dancing’, this round table discussion will act as an extension to the exhibition’s examination of the nexus between movement-based practices and the visual arts. Bringing together practitioners, Deanne Butterworth, Angela Goh, Zoe Theodore, and Pip Wallis who work across both dance and contemporary arts praxis, each contributor will share their own perspectives, experiences and concerns with presenting choreography in the gallery.

“Lessons from Dancing” hosts a conversation between six performance practitioners who each use movement as their artistic medium. Filled with embodied expressions of subjectivity, the exhibition presents video, installation and performative works that each explore the materiality of dance, as well as the immateriality of visual art objects. Considering the possibilities and limitations of space, duration, labour and spectatorship 'Lessons from Dancing' is an open research space for choreography as artistic expression.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

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Deanne Butterworth is a highly regarded Australian dancer and choreographer creating experimental works for a wide range of spaces throughout her 20 year career. She is currently funded by the City of Melbourne as artist-in-residence at Boyd Studios, Southbank researching and creating work in response to public space and outdoor sculpture. Most recently she presented ‘Two Parts of Easy Action’ with musician Evelyn Morris, performed in work by Lee Serle, ‘Multimodal’, (both at The Substation), and created a new work, ‘The Interlude' for Spring 1883 at The Windsor. Deanne has created works on her own and collaborated with other leading artists in many settings including, Dance Massive, Lucy Guerin Inc, West Space, Dancehouse, Art Gallery of New South Wales, and NGV for Melbourne Now to name a few. She has worked with choreographers, Phillip Adams, Brooke Stamp, Shelley Lasica, Sandra Parker, Maria Hassabi, Tim Darbyshire, Lee Serle, Shian Law, Jo Lloyd, and Adva Zakai among others. This is the second work she has created with Jo Lloyd and their paths have often intersected in the work of other choreographers.

Angela Goh is an Australian dancer and choreographer. She is working with dance in theatres, galleries, and telepathetic spaces. Angela's works have been presented in a multitude of formats across Australia, Europe, the UK, USA and SouthEast Asia. Her work Desert Body Creep has been presented in Next Wave Festival (Melbourne), PACT Sydney, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, the Asia Pacific Triennial of Performing Art, and most recently at Performance Space New York (PS122) COIL Festival in NYC. Her work Predictable Dances has been presented at The Judson Church (NYC), Indigo Dance Festival (paf, FR), Firstdraft (Sydney), and by Galerie International at La Biennale de la Danse (Lyon), Jan Mot Gallery (Brussels), Dansehallerne (Copenhagen), Menagerie de Verre (Paris) and Saal Biennial (Tallin). Angela’s work has also been presented by safARI, Lucy Guerin Inc, ArtBank, and Performance Space Sydney, amoung others. In 2017 Angela was commissioned by Campbelltown Arts Centre to make the new work Scum Ballet, and Auto Italia (UK) to make the new work Body Loss. Angela received the danceWEB Europe Scholarship, Next Wave Kickstart commission, Australia Council ArtStart, and residencies including Critical Path, ReadyMade Works, Bundanon Trust, Rimbun Dahan (MY), Vitalstatistix, Arts House Culture Lab, amoung others. She regularly performs in the work of other artists, recently including Mette Edvardsen (NOR/BE); Germaine Kruip (NL/BE); Atlanta Eke (AU); Jane McKernan (AU); Marina Abramovic (USA/SRB); Joan Jonas (USA); Tino Sehgal (UK/DE); Marten Spangberg (SWE) and Branch Nebula (AU) amoung others. Upcoming projects include the premiere of new work Uncanny Valley, Girl at The Festival of Live Art (Melbourne) as well as the Australia Council International three-month residency at the Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris.

Zoe Theodore is a freelance producer, writer, editor and curator based in Narrm, Melbourne. She has worked with artists Shelley Lasica, Amrita Hepi, was the Co-Editor of Dissect Journal’s third issue and has held professional roles at Anna Schwartz Gallery, the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art and MoMA PS1. Her research and curatorial practice focuses on the relationship between performance, choreography and the gallery.

Pip Wallis is Curator, Contemporary Art at the NGV, Melbourne. She was previously Managing Editor, X-TRA Contemporary Art Quarterly, Los Angeles; Curator in Residence, Chisenhale Gallery London; Curator, Gertrude Contemporary; and Editor of un Magazine, volume 9.

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