Jonathan Burrows

Jonathan Burrows‘ main focus now is an ongoing series of duets with the composer Matteo Fargion, which have gained an international reputation and continue to tour widely including to Sydney, Australia where we sat down at Critical Path to talk about:

 

  • making dances
  • being a ballet dancer
  • photo shoots in the mustang
  • gentrification
  • late capitalism
  • creating iconic pieces
  • cultural dances
  • commercialisations of dance being different from art as practise
  • interconnected communities
  • dance being a material artform
  • writing, translating and reading scores (but those not being the subject of the work)
  • dancing as a parallel practise
  • hiphop dance culture
  • hiphop as a political form

 

 

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The Big Bounce – Artist Panel

The Big Bounce was a one day mini-festival of dancing, watching dancing and talking about dancing. This is a recording from the talking part and includes Vanessa Marian, Angela Goh, Sarah Scott and Adam Warburton as well as curator of the event Matt Cornell. (It is preceded by Isabelle Hore-Thorburn interviewing some of the team during her show Agenda on FBi Radio as way of  introduction and context to what is discussed in the panel.)

 

we cover:

  • house dancing
  • collective and individual
  • social constructs and practising them
  • being with dance
  • seeking no authority
  • feeling safe enough to dance
  • technical training and what it’s good for
  • dancing being borne of oppressed communities
  • enjoyment as gateway to curiosity and engagement
  • richard feynman – ode to a flower
  • the ages of reason, ideas, and intuition

 

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adam warburton

Adam Warburton is a dancer, choreographer and performance maker that uses his background in street dance and his interests in somatics, his Burmese heritage, vocalisation and lighting to create interesting performance works that engage with audiences in different ways. He enjoys working with ideas about identity, connection and blurring the boundary that exists in dance between the audience and the performer.

 

We speak about his upcoming piece “Our House” (with Paulina Bocian and Sean Cheng) commissioned for The Big Bounce happening this saturday night 29th of April 2017 at 6pm at PACT. we also touch on:

 

 

 

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Courtney Scheu (part 1)

Courtney Scheu is committed to developing her practice and creating work in Brisbane, contributing to conversations of dance and the overall cultural landscape of the city. We caught up in Canberra and spoke about:

 

  • lo / this change of heart – her work at supercell
  • working in a team
  • papaya
  • an overarching logic
  • the feeling of dancing in israel

 

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Jana Perković (part 2)

Jana Perković focuses on the intersection between urban policy and arts, immersive design and performance practice, and geographical theories.

Jana also runs a podcast called AudioStage, so we are podcasting about podcasting around art, dance, choreography and questions.

we also cover:

  • disrupting expected conversation, staying with the landmines
  • discomfort
  • capitalism
  • social blindness
  • working out the better question
  • perpetuation due to convenience
  • teaching as method of thinking
  • sunscreen
  • neomania
  • the skill of a conversation

 

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Jana Perković (part 1)

Jana Perković focuses on the intersection between urban policy and arts, immersive design and performance practice, and geographical theories.

Jana also runs a podcast called AudioStage, so we are podcasting about podcasting around art, dance, choreography and questions.

 

we also cover:

  • shame
  • guilt
  • violence
  • social blindness
  • making the moment strange
  • southpark
  • to show duty of care and also to teach

 

 

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Simone Truong (part 2)

Simone Truong has Chinese-Vietnamese origins and was born in 1983 in Solothurn, Switzerland. We met on the Gold Coast during her workshop for BareBones Dance at The Farm and before her show “To Come See” opened at SuperCell Dance Festival.

we talk about:

  • community
  • choosing to be poor
  • sharing your daily life
  • class immobility
  • art as preparation
  • luck
  • feeling far away (in Australia)
  • borders with-in china
  • #china #border #map #time

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