Naomi Rukavina

Naomi Rukavina is an actor with design sensitivities. We met up at the Malthouse and spoke about:

 

  • performing at the sydney opera house
  • show – away
  • being excited to see people
  • yielding to the director
  • being intimidating
  • giant posters of oneself
  • work environments
  • greek mythology
  • asking why
  • what it is to be an actor
  • ego
  • aesthetic
  • trusting the team your working with
  • injury
  • going to hollywood
  • entertainment and the value of it
  • stigma around being an actor
  • helping people workout how to feel about life events
  • literacy with physical and mental self and social and cultural construct
  • class
  • working out what you want and what you’re into
  • “what is what i’m doing, doing to me?” Matt Cornell
  • extravert and intravert

 

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Gavin Webber (part 2)

Gavin Webber is co-Artistic Director of THE FARM with Grayson Millwood, a company based on the Gold Coast, Queensland. Throughout his career Gavin has worked between Australia and Europe and directed theatre, dance, circus, film and installation.

 

we talk about:

  • breathing
  • putting the body and the emotion against the mind
  • matt’s solo project
  • propaganda
  • show – Food Chain
  • show – Frankenstien
  • the knife edge between states and the way to shift between
  • vibration
  • “do you think that people are so simple that they can’t laugh at something funny and have other reactions at the same time?” – Gavin Webber
  • “if you can affect people’s breathing, then you’ve affected the body chemistry” Matt Cornell
  • trauma
  • show – Good Little Soldier
  • homogeneity in training
  • comedians
  • show – fish called wanda
  • the state of understanding requires at least a moment of agreeance
  • why bother? “we all have to have something to do” GW
  • bare bones dance festival
  • finding where you are inside chaos rather than avoiding
  • “there’s not joy in avoiding” – GW
  • “to be in the room” GW
  • show – Cockfight
  • “people don’t understand enthusiasm” – GW
  • explore/exploit arc
  • the power of novelty
  • “fiercely decide that you are the one that’s learning” GW
  • naivety and experience and resilience – a professional naivety
  • hitchhiking in America and in Australia
  • people being weird and endlessly fascinating

 

 

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Gavin Webber (part1)

Gavin Webber is co-Artistic Director of THE FARM with Grayson Millwood, a company based on the Gold Coast, Queensland. Throughout his career Gavin has worked between Australia and Europe and directed theatre, dance, circus, film and installation.

 

we talk about:

  • breathing
  • the knifes edge of entertainment and realisation
  • being in the room
  • hitch hiking
  • talent
  • living in Germany
  • “define so that you may refine” MC
  • “what you leave out is as important as what you put in” GW
  • “it’s a danger that we all start to move in one certain way rather than finding something” GW

 

 

 

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Aaron (Projekt) Lim

Aaron (Projekt) Lim is a Bboy based in Darwin, Northern Territory. (You can catch him in Melbourne during the next few weeks as well)

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Hillary Goldsmith

Hillary Goldsmith is dancing for others and making her own dancing and films and adventures. We talk about:

 

  • spotify playlist – vibes
  • the show she’s in at the moment – Utterance
  • bodysurf – work
  • being at home in melbourne
  • friends and collegues
  • “a mostly light- hearted good time for all” HG
  • dragonball Z
  • VCA
  • european dance lineage
  • new york dance lineage
  • vimeo and making films

 

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Nasim Patel

Nasim Patel is dancing and making and writing and thinking his way through the VCA Dance undergraduate. We talk about his current efforts and influences, many of which can be watched here – Youtube playlist to all the goodies mentioned

 

 

 

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Kate Harman

Kate Harman is a dancer, performer, choreographer and collaborator who has created and performed in works within the realms of dance, theatre, circus, performative installation and in projects created with amateurs and young people.

 

We stole some moments (with her son Sam in the background) to discuss very broadly:

  • where dancing comes from
  • her show Depthless with Ben Ely
  • how to share responsibility for safety and creation
  • vibration (movement) emitting and translating them
  • being sensitive
  • how others frame our emotions for us
  • stimulation
  • being compelled
  • danced together
  • being a bag of chemicals
  • matt’s soloing project – dancing for pleasure
  • the subjectivity of time
  • trying really hard to listen

 

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