An evening of compelling short works from our finest independent dance and performance makers:
@ ReadyMade Ultimo | $15 (includes refreshments)
Bookings are essential!:
Sharing a new solo experimentation
Sara Black has worked as a choreographer, performer, teacher and collaborator in Australia and internationally over the past 12 years.
Her choreographic credits include Jasper Jones, Seventeen, Peter Pan (Belvoir); Girls like that (ATYP); #Killallmen (NIDA); The Incredible here and now (NToP); Taction (Sydney dance company PPY); Act of contact (QL2); E-volve (CDDC); Pitch Black (Seekae live event); Sensation, Trigger, Action (Flipside); Fresh Produce, Puck, Persona (Rogue). Her assistant choreographic credits include Obsidian (Iceland Dance Company); Shane Warne the Musical (Eddy Perfect and Neil Armfield) and Woyzeck (Malthouse Theatre). Sara’s short works include Value for Money; InAnimate (Lucy Guerin Inc); Parental Guidance Recommended.
Over the last eleven years she has performed and collaborated with Punchdrunk (UK), Protein Dance (UK), The Australian Ballet, Lucy Guerin Inc, NYID (David Pledger) and as a main collaborator and performer for Gideon Obarzanek’s Chunky Move where she toured extensively internationally.
In 2008 she was awarded a Helpmann Award for best performer in a dance/physical theatre piece and has since been nominated for two Green Room awards in the same category. Sara has worked extensively with both Australian and international independent artists including Narelle Benjamin, Erna Omarsdottir, Damien Jalet, Martin Del Amo, Elissa Goodrich, Bagryana Popov, Stephanie Lake, Lloyd Newson, Wendy Houstoun, Carlee Mellow, Antony Hamilton and Byron Perry.
Portraits of People (I’ve met)
Around 2001 Rosie enrolled in a weekend workshop with Andrew Morrish at the then Omeo Dance Studio in Newtown. Following the workshop Andrew introduced Rosie to a dancer, Martin del Amo. Andrew suggested to Rosie that she and Martin might like to start practising together. The practice was weekly improvisation tasks and exercises – sometimes with dance and sometimes without dance. This led to her performing at different festivals in different parts of the world. At the moment she works mostly as a director.
Fives and Sevens
Fives and sevens is an investigation of the interaction between musician and dancer using diverse media and kathak rhythm cycles of Rupak and Tihai.
Raghav Handa is an Australian choreographer and performer of Indian heritage with training in modern and Indigenous contemporary dance. His choreography interplays the circular and linear patterns of traditional Kathak dance with a contemporary overlay of speed and precision.
Raghav’s first full-length work, Tukre’, which explored the influence of lineage, premiered at Next Wave 2014, and later travelled to Brisbane and Parramatta receiving strong critical acclaim. In 2016, his second work, Mens Rea: The Shifter’s Intent, explored the concept of shape-shifting using 3D motion technology. Set against the Hindu epic Ramayana, it drew on stories shared by Aboriginal elders and had seasons in Cairns, Brisbane and London. Silent Trio Beats, Raghav’s first ensemble piece, is under development and will premier in 2018.
Raghav has also collaborated and performed with many of Australia’s leading Indigenous and non-indigenous choreographers including Marilyn Miller, Vicki van Hout, Sue Healey, Danielle Micich and Martin Del Amo.
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.. 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 (2008).
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 marginalised 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.