She has worked as director and/or music director for productions such as From the Republic of Conscience (based on poems published by Amnesty International, 1998), Walk on Water (Melbourne City Baths, 2000), Nightfalling (Women’s Circus, 2000), Le Petit Prince (Ghanaian tour, 2004; Melbourne French Theatre, 2007), Bremen (Melbourne Fringe Festival Award Winner, 2005), The Golem of Ruckers Hill (2007), Teapot Ensemble of Australia (Melbourne International Arts Festival, 2007; Singapore Children’s Arts Festival, 2009), Semaphore (CultureLAB, 2010), The Parricide (La Mama, 2014) and Barassi – The Stage Show (2014).
Peter is co-director and performer with Environmental Performance Authority and recently completed an MA, Monash, on Strategies for truthful performance.
Examples of his work shown here:
Through training and performing in Australia, America, Europe, Asia and New Zealand, Yoka has evolved her practice using improvisational structures in response to specific sites. Her work is strongly informed by Butoh and Body Weather Practices. Yoka has worked with many Butoh Masters both in Australia and Internationally. In Australia, Yoka regularly works with Tess de Quincey, most recently in ‘Inner Garden’ (UNSW), ‘Seven Women Dance’ (Casula Powerhouse) and the workshop/performances: ‘Impro Exchange’ and ‘Tank,’ both at (Sydney University) 2015. Yoka has been involved with EPA since its inception, performing ‘Body of Water’ on the Yarra, ‘Distal Fragments’ and ‘Explosive Measures’ in Hobsons Bay. She is currently touring Europe, involved in ‘Advanced Research Laboratory’ with Rosalind Crisp, ‘eX…it Dance Exchange’. She regularly participates in ‘Body Landscapes’ with Frank Van de Ven.
Bronwen works collaboratively on many projects in a variety of artistic fields; she has been working with EPA since late 2013 on site specific, historical, social and environmental participatory dance works at different sites around Melbourne. Currently Kamasz is studying in the MCA Masters of Contemporary Art program at VCA Victorian College of the Arts. Kamasz recently performed Stand and Deliver: nothing but a sigh at Little Con-ference 2015 at Deakin University.
In 2004 he received an international travel grant from NSW Ministry of the Arts to travel and study in USA, Europe and Asia. In 2006 he received a Skills Development grant from the Dance Fund of Australia Council to work with Russell Dumas. Jonathan finished a Summer Space grant at Dancehouse (February 2013) and is currently on an Arts Start grant from the Australian Council. Most Recently Jonathan has been performing duets with Dance Exchange in Dance Massive and was a performer for 13 rooms in Sydney with French choreographer Xavier Leroy.
Helen is the founder of Melbourne Butoh a site-specific, dance-theatre performance group using Butoh techniques and philosophies to engage with the environment and spectators in new, experiential ways. The company develops new works for festivals, galleries and other non-traditional performance spaces and enjoys the liminal space of possibilities. Helen has been a member of the Environmental Performance Authority since its conception. She has enjoyed creating and performing in diverse environments, from salt plains to historical buildings on an explosive reserve, beguiling audiences with immersive experiences. She looks forward to many more.
Examples of Gretel’s work are at:
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