IMPORTANT: Happy Hour is @ Critical Path
1C New Beach Rd, Darling Point |$15 (includes refreshments)
A compelling evening of performance with our finest independent dance-makers:
Bookings are essential!:
Vicki is excited to be part of the latest line-up for Happy Hour. She will be sharing the initial developments of a new solo work TALK TALK which is centred around the compulsory community consultative process of Australian indigenous art making. For Happy Hour Vicki will be sharing a sample of performed provocations which will later be recorded and presented to elders for feedback and further manipulation in order to illustrate the complex processes involved when placing a work in front of an audience.
Vicki van Hout is a Wiradjuri interdisciplinary artist working in the mediums of dance, written and spoken text and recyclable sculptural installation and set design. van Hout has danced with major Indigenous companies Bangarra and Aboriginal Islander Dance Theatre before working as an independent with choreographers including Hans van Dan Broek (Belgium), Tess de Quincey and Martin del Amo. Vicki has been a part of a collaborative team with Marian Abboud for ten years creating works which mediate cultural diversity in contemporary society including ‘Behind The Zig Zag’ and ‘Redfern as Refuge’.
— what is what you’re doing, doing to you?
Matt Cornell is an Australasian-based Artist who grew up in Darwin, on Larrakia land. He is excited by the challenge of trying to understand meta-phenomena while avoiding bullshit. He works through dance, choreography, sound, photography and discussion towards short circuiting systemic, malignant social narratives. He hopes to necessitate better stories than the ones we are currently telling ourselves.
Investigating the long standing relationship and history between hip hop culture and rap and African oral traditions and exploring the meaning associated with way in which hip hop culture and rap has travelled full circle back to Africa and is now widely recreated by African youth all over the African continent. This is a complex relationship that has been forged through the processes of slavery and globalisation and I want to explore the significance of how a cultural form can evolve and travel back to its origins and to explore the meaning of this process in globalised contemporary culture.
Lucky Lartey is a Sydney-based dancer and choreographer, originally from Ghana, West Africa. Lucky’s work draws on his traditional culture of rhythm and dance as well as his understanding of contemporary movement practices. Lucky’s dance and choreographic practice looks for ways to negotiate what it means to draw on a rich history of traditional dance while innovating within a contemporary context. His methodology for developing dance work focuses on the collaboration between live percussion music and movement and is often informed by themes of social justice and the reinvigoration of past cultural forms.
In 2016, Lucky was awarded the Keith Bain Travel Fellowship from Ausdance and the IDP Grant from Ausdance NSW to travel to Burkina Faso to work with Serge Aime Coulibaly in May 2017. In 2016, Lucky also received support from the Australia Council Singapore Dance Exchange Project Fund to travel to Singapore to develop the new work “Exotic Bodies” with Ming Poon in June 2017.
Lucky’s work includes Long Walk, which debuted at the Attakkalari India Biennial 2015 and Jamestown, which premiered at Sydney and Melbourne Fringe Festivals 2015.
Featuring dancer Martin del Amo, SHALLOW WATERS is an video animation of a lone swimmer caught in the futility of moving through an abandoned pool without water. Photography Heidrun Lohr / Editing Hans Bildstein.
Heidrun Lohr and Hans Bildstein have been collaborating on a variety of animation projects over the last few years. They have created short animation sequences for Nigel Kellaway's Brief Synopsis at CarriageWorks in 2013. Wagga Wagga City Council commissioned two big scale animations for their Fusion 2015 festival and 70 Years Wagga Wagga City Library. They conducted the 2016 Wagga Wagga Bright Lights animation workshop including an Artwork for the 50 metre projection wall outside the Civic Centre. Their work ‘QUID NOVIS…’ featured in the night window gallery at the Australian Centre of Photography, Sydney 2014.
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.