Turning Pointe: gender equality within Australian Dance.
Launch on the 28th of May at 6pm
Lucy Guerin Inc
28 Batman Street
West Melbourne 3003
Join Us to hear the findings of thE latest research into Gender Equality in dance.
This research has been undertaken alongside a research advisory committee including Lucy Guerin, Amy Hollingsworth, Stephanie Lake, Carin Mistry, Frances Rings, Michelle Ryan, Meryl Tankard, Maggie Tonkin & Jordan Beth Vincent.
Also launched will be a special season of Delving into Dance with Judith Mackrell (The Guardian UK, UK), Cathy Marston (UK) & Ilse Ghekiere (Belgium).
“I really love to see dance as a place of exploration, where you actually try to capture something that is not really conscious.”
“Dance has that very exclusive possibility to express something physically, something that other forms aren’t able to express….watching a body go through some kind of negotiation, experience or sensation, which as an audience you can share”
“People say to me, ‘are you still dancing’, and I go ‘well what is dancing? What does dancing mean, I go into the studio and put music on?’ Maybe I dance when I play with my niece. […] we are sort of dancing everyday aren’t we?”
“I am interested in how we talk about dance. Because: a. I think many people are scared about it, they don’t really understand it. b. we don’t often, really get to uncover it, and talk about it much. ”
— Sue Healey
“I like working with the dancers, I like working on the detail of the choreography and the structure of the work.”
“Branding it as contemporary dance is bad for marketing. Contemporary dance is often seen as elitist, boring […] for snobs by a very large section of the public.”
“I didn’t have a great interest in having a dance company or directing a dance company, it came out of necessity. […] My interest has always been about making work.”
In this conversation we discussed Kylie Minogue, dance, leadership, inspiration and arts funding.
Deborah Jowitt is one of the most accessible dance critics, spending her life capturing the diversity of dance in her reviews, particularly in New York City. Jowitt’s work focuses equally on ballet and modern dance with a love for both styles.