Live & online dance intimacy
Digital choreographic residency with Critical Path
Michelle St Anne’s practice interrogates collaboration and devising to re-write bodily and societal scripts. Her work exists at the intersection of social justice and artistic practice, drawing on the rich traditions in western and south Asian cannons to reveal the underlying experiences and dynamics of power, gender, space/site and expression.
The Living Room Theatre’s work is driven by proximity, that shatters the façade and blurs the line between viewer and performer.
In her research Michelle St Anne will explore questions about the philosophies of her practice and what new possibilities can be discovered when you bleed digital and online platforms through choreographic approaches.
Through the provocation of proximity, and lens as metaphor and reality Michelle will explore:
- What are the possibilities of the three viewing “bodies”? How does a choreographic approach merge the worlds? What new visual timbres and rhythms emerge?
- How do these discoveries challenge experience.
- To question the filming of live performance and how live and online worlds can co-exist each with their unique environments using choreographically approaches. The dance between the worlds.
Michelle is working with collaborator Imogen Cranna, supported by digital mentor Linda Dement.
Special thanks to Eileen Camilleri & Ryuichi Fujimura
Critical Path is Australia’s leading centre for choreographic enquiry, research and development.
Critical Path was established in 2005 to fill a recognised gap in the independent dance sector in NSW – providing a ‘critical’ pathway through which professional dance-makers could innovate their choreographic practice. Fifteen years on, Critical Path stands proud as a unique and significant contributor to the development of contemporary choreography in Australia.
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