Amelia McQueen – Ep 26 (part 1)

Amelia McQueen is based in Melbourne, Australia. In this first part we talk about:
– creating a platform
– perfectionism
– opportunism
– soft landing
– being on tour
– side effects of action
– zooming in and out

more info:
http://blog.ql2.org.au/?author=44
http://www.dancehouse.com.au/performance/performancedetails.php?id=163
http://www.tasdancearchive.com.au/mcqueen-amelia/

Amy Macpherson – Ep 25

Amy Macpherson is based in Melbourne, Australia. We caught up just before she headed to Finland on tour.
We chatted about:
– her current performer role in Forklift by Kage physical theatre
– 2014 JUMP mentorship with Narelle Benjamin
– the resulting solo Soma
– company Phantom Limbs
– formula for corporate contortion performance
– suddenly being the oldest cast member (at 27)
– seeing the world and other goals

more info:
https://vimeo.com/user17990824
http://amymacphersonmakesdance.blogspot.com.au/
http://www.melbournefringe.com.au/fringe-festival/show/soma/
http://phantomlimbsdance.blogspot.com.au/
http://www.starnow.com.au/amymacpherson3

James Dalton – Ep 24 (part 2)

James Dalton is involved with theatre and non-traditional live performance constructs (amongst many other things) and based in Sydney. We got together to speak about banking culture and the affect of that on a city and its artistic communities. Instead we ended up discussing:
– graphic novels
– torrents
– live performance
– performer vitality
– specialisation
– travelling to engage performance
– trade and its choreographic nature
– permission to view

more info:
http://unhappen.org/james-dalton/

James Dalton – Ep 24 (part 1)

James Dalton is involved with theatre and non-traditional live performance constructs (amongst many other things) and based in Sydney. We got together to speak about banking culture and the affect of that on a city and its artistic communities. Instead we ended up discussing:
– graphic novels
– the trap of literacy
– the power of suggestion
– romantic production
– opera being the rave party of its time
– gratification delay
– experiencing a moment and retelling it later vs video recording a gig and re-screening it to your friends – “lived reportage”
– drinking the urine of a sharman
– crafting an experience to transport the viewer without the lasting wounds that living through the trauma would might leave behind

more info:
http://unhappen.org/james-dalton/

Rebecca Jensen and Sarah Aiken – Ep 23

Sarah Aiken and Rebecca Jensen managed to squeeze in some time to chat about their Dance Massive show Overworld.

We discuss:
– being busy
– dinner and a show (social integration)
– fake and real ceremony
– cynicism and faith
– doing things again, for the first time
– ritual
– what next?

more info:
http://dancemassive.com.au/program/overworld/

sarah:
http://nextwave.org.au/artist/sarah-aiken/
rebecca:
http://chunkymove.com.au/public-dance-programs/public-dance-classes/our-teachers/rebecca-jensen/

Tim Darbyshire – Ep 22

Tim Darbyshire gave an hour to Wombat Radio on the closing night of his Dance Massive season of “Stampede the Stampede”.
It was early morning and this is a slow discussion with lots of silent pauses but perhaps a nice alternative to catch phrase interviews that have become the norm on commercial radio.
We discuss:
– some ideas don’t need to be a dance show
– 4 year timelines
– recognisable value
– sensation based or visual aesthetic
– being audience
– the gap between the stage and the seat

more info:
http://www.timdarbyshirestudio.com/
http://www.abc.net.au/arts/stories/s4204308.htm

the collaborators Tim mentions:
http://www.campbelltown.nsw.gov.au/Dance

Maija Hirvanen and Jarkko Partanen

Ep 21:

Maija Hirvanen and Jarkko Partanen squeeze in a chat with Wombat Radio between shows at Dance Massive in Melbourne. We discuss
– good and bad in relation to what?
– tattoos
– pace of cities and urban tempo
– national animals
– cool vs lame

more info:
http://www.hirvanen.net/
http://www.jarkkopartanen.com/

and some context for their time in Australia
http://nordicdanceplatform.com/
http://www.campbelltown.nsw.gov.au/Dance