Samantha Chester (part 2)

“to make things better for people and for artists, because i fucking believe in them” – Samantha Chester


Samantha Chester is a dance theatre maker, movement director and educator from Sydney. She has worked in a number of contexts to create new dance and theatre works. We catch up in her office at WAAPA and talk about:


  • listening as a super power
  • shutting up
  • ambition
  • trying to make original work
  • wanting people to like you and your work
  • The GIF of Dance project
  • curating a space
  • “nothing is for nothing” – Samantha Chester
  • “the greatest things that happen to us is from artistic process” – Samantha Chester



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Matt Cornell is based in the Asia-Pacific region and grew up in Darwin, on Larrakia land. He works through dance, choreography, sound, photography, and discussion to question the arbitrary configuration of systems, and is passionate about overcoming cognitive bias... to ask better questions… to dissolve malignant social narratives.

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