Michelle Aitken

Michelle Aitken makes dance and writes and thinks. We caught up in Perth and talk about:


  • her show milk, moonlight
  • facebook articles
  • milo for breakfast
  • eternal doubt
  • meaning
  • cats
  • wikipedia
  • beanie babies and stock market bubbles
  • spreadsheets
  • having a director
  • performing in a cathedral
  • SOS




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Jacinta Larcombe

Jacinta Larcombe is a performer and visual artist based in Perth. We cover:


  • performing
  • painting
  • taking care of self
  • what needs to be done
  • cartoons
  • childlike but with adult content
  • camgirl culture
  • exhibitionism with seperation
  • ecosexual bathhouse
  • costume and papiermache
  • alteregos
  • learning how to sit still


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Jamie Lewis (part 2)

Jamie Lewis makes and performs works that are centered around stories, conversation, and food. We cover:


  • being careful with word choice
  • synthesis of experience as a way of being understood
  • thinking in textures
  • cohesion in communities
  • practising uncomfortability
  • virtuosity
  • the superpower of listening


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Jamie Lewis (part 1)

Jamie Lewis makes and performs works that are centered around stories, conversation, and food. We cover:


  • working through ideas
  • eating roadkill
  • stimulation, busyness and dreaming
  • being a city kid
  • professional artist = tradesmanship
  • hosting as performance
  • connecting the dots
  • how to listen
  • autonomy at young age
  • picking your battles
  • false dichotomies




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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: