Artist: Timothy Ohl. Photographer: Kristina Chan.
Artist: Timothy Ohl. Photographer: Kristina Chan.
A compelling evening of performance with our finest independent dance-makers:
Julie-Anne Long • Timothy Ohl • Benjamin Hancock (Melbourne)
And a film installation by Linda Luke and Martin Fox.
@ ReadyMade Ultimo | $15 (includes refreshments)
Bookings are essential:
I’m currently exploring the use of text, spoken word, storytelling, rhythm and improvisation.
Timothy Ohl is an accomplished actor, dancer, acrobat, singer and writer with over 16 years experience devising original physical theatre in collaboration with companies Force Majeure, KAGE, Australian Dance Theatre, Legs on the Wall, Chunky Move, Lucy Guerin Inc., Shaun Parker & Company, Stalker, Theatre of Image and choreographer Meryl Tankard.
Timothy has been writing and performing his own work since 2006, receiving rave reviews for his satire fuelled solo ‘Jack’ at Sydney Opera House, the beat making ‘Squid Dreams’ and the darkly humorous ‘Naked Habit’ at Carriageworks.
Most recently his show ‘King TV’ debuted, to great accolade, at the Factory theatre in the Sydney Comedy Festival 2016 and will present at this years Adelaide fringe in March.
***Winner of 2010 Green Room Award for Best Male Dancer in Chunky Move’s ‘Mix Tape’***
I thought I was starting a new solo series…
But I realised I’m bringing something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue... things from the past, with me: themes of visibility and invisibility (Something In The Way She Moves, 2012); my interest in the small gesture (Leisure Mistress, 2002); a ‘live’ body in a projected world (Boxing Baby Jane, 2004); and an image and/or a costume as my point of departure. I’m also thinking about The Queen, and women in power, and I’m wondering about the discipline of duty.
For this sketch I start with a dream of a queen in the Australian bush…
Julie-Anne Long is an award-winning independent dance artist based in Sydney. Since graduating from the Victorian College of Arts in the early 1980s she has performed and choreographed on a wide range of projects with companies such as Human Veins, One Extra, Theatre of Image, Flying Fruit Fly Circus, Bell Shakespeare Company, Open City and Dance Works. From 1991–1996 Julie-Anne was Associate Artistic Director of One Extra Company with Artistic Director Graeme Watson. She has worked in a variety of dance contexts as mentor, dramaturg, curator and producer including Acting Director of dance research organisation Critical Path (2006/2007) and Dance Curator at Campbelltown Arts Centre (2009/2010).
Julie-Anne was awarded an Australia Council Dance Fellowship in 2007, which encompassed research, development and the realisation of a body of work entitled The Invisibility Project. Julie-Anne has a PhD from University New South Wales and is currently Lecturer in Dance and Performance at Macquarie University.
a collection of points
and collision of ideas
Benjamin Hancock is a Melbourne-based dancer and choreographer. He graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) in 2008 with a Bachelor of Dance.
He is a much sought after performer and has worked with some of Australia’s leading choreographers in contemporary dance including Lucy Guerin Inc, Lee Serle, Sue Healey, Prue Lang, Antony Hamilton, Martin del Amo, Narelle Benjamin, and Gideon Obarzanek/Chunky Move.
His recent performance credits include ‘The Dark Chorus’ Lucy Guerin Inc - Melbourne Festival, Hiromi Tango and Dylan Martorell ‘Wrapped’ Public Art Melbourne Biennial Lab, and ‘I Can Eat Glass’ Belle Bassin, Heidi Gallery.
Benjamin is also a prolific solo performer, having presented work for Kirsha Kaechele MONA Gallery & Prospect 3 New Orleans Biennale, Chunky Move’s Next Move ‘Princess’, Melbourne Now National Gallery of Victoria, and Lucy Guerin Inc.’s Pieces For Small Spaces.
Benjamin has also engaged with the performance/club scene for a number of years. Collaborations continue with Dark MOFO Festival Hobart, The Arbory Bar and Eatery and Projekt 3488 Warburton, along with other festivals, private events and venues around Australia.
Narelle has danced with Australian Dance Theatre, Chunky Move, Bangarra Dance Theatre, Wendy Houston, Douglas Wright, Julie Anne Long, Meryl Tankard, Sue Healey, Dean Walsh, Tess de Quincy amongst others. Narelle has choreographed works for The One Extra Company, Theatre of Image, The Sydney Dance Company, Australian Ballet, Figment for The Sydney Festival Opera House. “In Glass”, Spring Dance Festival , Opera house, and Dance Massive.
In Glass won an Australian Dance Award in 2011 for Independent Dance. FORSEEN, with Francis Rings. KAAL, with performers, Anandavalli, and singer Parvathy Baul at Campbelltown Arts Center and Bangalore India in 2016. Narelle’s last full length work, Hiding In Plain Sight, at Performance Space Carriage Works, with performers Kristina Chan and Sara Black, won outstanding Achievement in choreography at the 2015 Australian Dance Awards.
Narelle received The Australia Council for the Arts dance fellowship for 2014/15. Narelle is currently working on a new piece Cella with performer Paul White that will premiere in Stuttgart in July 2017.
Originally from Germany, is a Sydney-based choreographer and dancer. He started out as solo artist, acclaimed for his full-length solos fusing idiosyncratic movement and intimate storytelling. In recent years, Martin has also built a strong reputation as creator of group works and solos for others including Champions (2017), Slow Dances For Fast Times (2013) and Mountains Never Meet (2011). His Helpmann Award-winning Anatomy of an Afternoon, which premiered at the Sydney Opera House in the 2012 Sydney Festival, was presented with great success at Southbank Centre London in 2014. Martin's work has toured nationally in Australia and internationally to the UK, Japan and Brazil. Martin is a recipient of the 2015 Sidney Myer Creative Fellowships.
Linda has been a dancer and performance maker for more than 20 years. Her work aims to deepen sensitivity and excavate the subtle undercurrents we experience in relationship to self, each other and the external environment. Since 2004 Linda has been a core ensemble member with Sydney based dance company De Quincey Co. http://www.dequinceyco.net.au. Recent De Quincey Co productions include Inner Garden, Sydney College of the Arts  and and Box of Birds, Performance Space (2013). Linda most recently performed in Victoria Hunt’s Tangi Wai, Performance Space, 2015 Linda has created several solo performances including Still Point Turning, which toured in 2014 to Melbourne Festival, Parramatta Riverside Theatre (Sydney) and Wagga Wagga Art Gallery (NSW); Thirteen: Reflections on Teenage Homelessness for Performance Space’s LiveWorks Festival ; and Borderlines for Dancehouse, Melb, Campbelltown Arts Centre and Performance Space . Linda has made a number of dance-on-screen projects including Double Landscape, a 2 screen video installation for Bundanon’s Site Works Festival (2016). She also works with marginalized communities in an ongoing project titled the DANCE DIARIES SERIES, exploring dance processes and ideas about home. DANCE DIARIES has been commissioned by Powerhouse Youth Theatre (2016), ReadyMade Works (2016), the Cad Factory (2012) and Campbelltown Arts Centre (2010). Linda currently teaches movement and directs productions for the BA Performance degree at Wollongong University. Linda is an Associate Artist of ReadyMade Works.