With Cher Albrecht, I am the co-founder of a Canberra women’s acrobatics, aerial dance and physical theatre troupe, SolcoAcro, and with Lisa Petheram, Eva Culek and a loosely organised bunch of Canberra-based artists we are the Distaffic Collective. I create interdisciplinary work with a focus on layered narratives and sense of place. Using mixed aerial and ground acrobatic performance; site specific responses to public spaces; and improvisation, I loves to explore issues of mobility, belonging and ownership. Below are some pic/descriptions of some of my past performances.
Inhabit Haig Park with us, engaging with its capacity to prompt fear and loathing as well as love and peace. Drawing on memories of its 90 year history as a windbreak and now underused public land, we ask: what it would mean to reclaim this space? V1.0 performed at the 2017 YAH festival
‘a stunner’, ‘mesmerising’ ‘hilarious’ ‘eat your heart out, Martha’: a full-length dance/aerial show exploring gendered constructions of space. 4-night sell-out season. Performed together with dancer Alison Plevey and experimental vocalist Ruth O’Brien as part of the Ralph Indi program at the Gorman House Arts Centre
Crepuscular animals are those that come out at twilight, to forage and to explore, avoiding both nocturnal predators and the heat of the day. Who are these critters that operate in this liminal space, the borderland between sun and moon? How have they adapted to the urban landscape? SolcoAcro and friends will emerge from the lengthening shadows, crawling and climbing up into the night. A suburban soundscape created by jazz vocalist Ruth O’Brien accompanies their acrobatic prowling, as the edges between silence and noise; human and animal; light and dark begin to blur.
Performed with 9 women, created collaboratively with influences from contact improv, aerial dance, natural movement, Feldenkrais and adagio.