Richard Cilli and Melinda Tyquin on March Dance Festival


“And what a revolutionary act it is to be doing those things, as a body, in today’s society, to be able to experience science and literature and poetry and emotion and any other concept that we might understand cognitively as humans and experience it physically! and that’s a gift and a small rebellion in this society, it’s easy to forget you do have this seperate skill and that we are these wizards…”

– Richard Cilli


Richard Cilli and Melinda Tyquin interview each other about their involvement in March Dance Festival 2019. –


Richard covers his premiere independent work Recital. A collaboration with Claire Edwardes with direction from Gideon Obarzanek, lighting from Ben ‘Bosco’ Shaw and sound by Claire Edwardes and DJ extraordinaire Paul Mac –

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Melinda talking about her work with DirtyFeet’s The Right Foot program. and the excellent team she gets to work with! –

“when I watch people walking down the street, I wonder if they have ever waved their body like a candle and sunk to the ground like a puddle of ice melting, like what would that feel like to never have done those things before… “

– Melinda Tyquin

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image credit: Hayley Rose Photography


“to encourage all bodies to move and to move together and to not be afraid of not being the same or feeling the same or looking the same, to experience movement in its true form”

– Melinda Tyquin






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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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