Yuiko Masukawa

“I couldn’t express myself in English (i’m actually a very funny person!)… so I used my dancing”

Yuiko Masukawa

Yuiko Masukawa is a Japanese choreographer and dancer based in Melbourne, Australia, working with the classical form in contemporary contexts, we cover;

  • After Party – www.yuikomasukawa.me/after-party
  • study in Japan and Canada and Australia
  • working at Kinosaki International Arts Center
  • Indian and Ballet similarities
  • Ballet as “French Classical” dance
  • Minidiscs
  • Classical ballet in Japan being another culture
  • 2nd century Indian classical dance
  • how to know between contemporary and classical choreography
  • making work
  • running a youth dance program
  • collaborating with technologies

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Alisdair Macindoe

“I’d find myself unable to not respond”

Alisdair Macindoe

Alisdair Macindoe is an independent multidisciplinary choreographer living on Woi Wurrung country (Melbourne, Australia). With an interest in extending the boundaries of choreographic practice, Alisdair’s work spans dance, sound, electronics, coding and text. Recent works have seen him explore automated dance and Artificial Intelligence; new technology for music expression; trans-humanism; waste and climate change and identity in the age of narcissism. We cover..

  • making choreography from words
  • AI vs algorithm
  • data stacks
  • collaborating with non-human entities
  • digital
  • midi and music
  • sound design
  • wombat radio as ongoing effort
  • social media as a faux internet
  • context free grammar
  • decision making
  • body intelligence
  • the gift of working for others
  • feeling like you’re dancing
  • the payoff is in the doing

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Body Space Habit – Elia Bosshard and Ira Ferris

A discussion with Ira Ferris and Elia Bosshard about their project Space Body Habit.

“I purge myself of them (thoughts) by giving them to you and now I’m free to think other things.”

Ira Ferris

  • Space Body Habit book
  • public space
  • lineage
  • working at front yard
  • making a record of discussions in the form of a book vs making a book
  • archive
  • Space Body Habit book
  • TikTok performance
  • skin as a boundary

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