Finn O’Branagáin

Finn O’Branagáin is a playwright, storyteller and dramaturg. She is interested in how ancient and universal myths and legends can be modern, personal and urgent.

we cover:

  • her show selkie
  • what the world needs
  • systemic social issues
  • training
  • perth, sydney, darwin
  • getting a dog
  • writing a play vs making it real




Anna Massoni

Anna Massoni is a dancer based in Paris.

She worked as an interpreter for JOJIINC / Johanne Saunier, Jim Clayburgh and Yuval Pick (of which she joined the permanent company at the Rillieux-la-Pape CCN in 2011) and currently dances with Noé Soulier.

She also studied philosophy and pursued her own work of choreographic creation as well as a work of research and improvisation with Vania Vaneau.

She participated in the creation of LIEUES with five other artists in Lyon, and in the creation of the magazine RODÉO.



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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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