Philippe Bachman is a French musician, artistic director and producer. In 2008, he has created the 360° International Network, uniting 18 circular stages venues. He runs War on Screen International Film Festival. He is responsible for the international program of the National Performing Arts Organization (Association des Scènes Nationales).He has worked for the Ministry of Culture and for Ircam in Paris. From 1997 to 2001, he was the C.E.O and artistic director of the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra; he then worked as the executive director of Accentus Choir until 2003. Since 2004, he is the artistic director and C.E.O. of La Comète, Scène Nationale de Châlons-en-Champagne, a national multi-arts venue.Read More
A host of international and national delegates will ascend on Melbourne during Dance Massive 2017. A handful of those international guests will be assisted to participate in the delegation at the invitation of the Australia Council for the Arts, Goethe Institute and Pro Helvetia.
If you wish to be an official delegate of Dance Massive 2017, click here for more information.
Lydia is a Program Coordinator of National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying), having previously worked on Taiwan Dance Platform as Project Coordinator, Mauvais Chausson Dance Theatre as General Manager and International Touring Manager for Tjimur Dance Theatre. She has worked for a variety of companies in the performing arts field over 10 years since graduating. She is interested in live arts practices and international co-productions that engage and inspire spectators.Read More
Artistically I currently have three hats on: As a Director of tanzmainz, the permanent dance company of Staatstheater Mainz, I am always looking for ambitious guest choreographers to commission new works for our company with 20 dancers. As Director of the biannual tanzmainz festival I am looking for contemporary works ranging from dance and dance theatre to more conceptual works. We programme for venues of 920, 430 and 120 seats. As a guest dance curator for the Festspiele im Theater im Pfalzbau in Ludwigshafen I am looking for works that range from first class neoclassical dance to all expressions of contemporary dance development. Our next edition in October/November 2017 is focussing on Dance Acrobats.Read More
Kathy Hong is currently the Director of Marketing and Communications at National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying), and sits on the board of Taiwan’s arts managers association, the Performing Arts Development Network Association (PANDA). Hong is a senior arts manager with extensive experience in theatre and international collaborations.Read More
Ophelia Jiadai Huang is Head of International in Shanghai Dramatic Arts Center (SDAC) and Programme Director of ACT Shanghai International Theatre Festival. She is also responsible for the international programme of the newly opened Shanghai International Dance Centre, the sister venue of SDAC dedicated to dance.
Paul King, Co-Founder of White Bird, serves as President of the White Bird Board. White Bird, founded in 1997 by Walter Jaffe and Paul King in Portland, Oregon, will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2017-18 and is the sole dance-only presenting organization west of the Rocky Mountains. White Bird’s mission is to bring excellence in contemporary dance to Portland.Read More
WALTER JAFFE (Ph.D., German Literature, Yale, 1979) is a former publisher and former board member of the Paul Taylor Dance Company. He and Paul King founded White Bird in July 1997 in Portland, Oregon to bring the best local, national and international dance companies to the city. Now in its 19th season, White Bird has presented over 220 dance companies from around the world.Read More
Harri Kuorelahti graduated from the Theatre Academy Helsinki in 1990. Since then he has worked as a dance artist, performer and choreographer in many freelance productions in Finland and abroad and as one of the leading dancers at Helsinki Dance Company at Helsinki City Theater from 1990-2006. He was the Artistic Director at Full Moon Dance Festival from 2007-2009. He has been Artistic Director at Zodiak – Center for New Dance and Side Step Festival since 2010.Read More
Tang Fu Kuen is an independent Bangkok-based cultural worker in contemporary performance and visual fields, working in Asia and Europe. He was the sole curator of the Singapore pavilion at the 53rd Venice Biennale. He has worked in the Singapore Arts Festival, Indonesian Dance Festival, In Transit Festival (Berlin), Bangkok Fringe Festival, Colombo Dance Platform, amongst others.Read More
Cathy Levy joined Canada’s National Arts Centre in the fall of 2000 as the producer of NAC Dance and has since been named Executive Producer. Under her leadership, the season has expanded to include 18-20 international and Canadian artists/companies each year in performances and special events, from classical ballet to contemporary to experimental dance works.Read More
Catja Loepfe was born in Zurich, Switzerland. She studied cultural anthropology (focus on theatre anthropology). During her studies she started as a freelance curator for art exhibitions and as an organizer of theater and dance workshops for the International Theatre Institute. In 1999 she took over the direction of the Rote Fabrik Theater in Zurich. From 2007-2012 she worked for the Theaterhaus Gessnerallee Zurich, first as dramaturg responsible for the dance program and in her final year as interim director.Read More
Since the 1980s, Anita Mathieu has been in charge of several responsibilities in performing arts institutions. In 1983, she worked as the Press Attachée of the Théâtre de la Bastille (Paris). Since 1999, she has directed the Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis. From 2000 onwards, the festival has presented more than 290 companies; around 220 foreign companies and 70 French companies. In these roles, she has developed many partnerships with national and international performing arts institutions.Read More
Maki was a Producer for performing arts programs at Spiral in Tokyo, a multi-purpose cultural center from 1997-2015. She was involved not only in contemporary dance, but also in contemporary art and other events inside and outside Spiral. She has been Chairperson of Dance New Air (Dance Nippon Associates) since 2015Read More
As Director of the MacRobert Arts Centre in Stirling, Scotland (1992-2011) Liz Moran initiated a radical review delivering a new identity and vision based on a high quality programme of cinema, theatre, dance, visual arts and music. Young people were at the core of the work and very quickly a youth theatre, street dance, youth dance, youth music and young film crew were established.Read More
Tomi Paasonen, born in Helsinki, Finland, is a choreographer, artistic director and curator and is currently the Artistic Director of ITAK - Regional Dance Centre of Eastern Finland, an organisation creating infrastructure for contemporary dance and performance art, based in Kuopio, Finland. As part of this position, he curates two festivals: Lonely in the Rain takes place in Joensuu, Finland every November and is a meeting place for international and local productions and focuses on socio-political and auto-biographic works.Read More
Pryor created American Realness, an annual festival of dance and contemporary performance in January 2010. Pryor has served as a panelist for CEC ArtsLink, the Jerome Foundation, Creative Capital and the National Endowment for the Arts and has been a guest lecturer for NYU Performance Studies, The New School, Marymount Manhattan College and at the National Dance Center in Bucharest, Romania. He is currently Director of Performance and Residency Programs at Gibney Dance.Read More
Claude Ratzé has been director of the Association pour la danse contemporaine (adc) since 1992. Founded in 1986 and based in Switzerland’s UN city, the adc seeks to promote contemporary dance both in Geneva and beyond. As well as staging dance performances, the adc manages creative studios, publishes a quarterly journal, runs its own documentation centre, and organises thematic encounters and workshops.Read More
Samme was appointed the artistic coordinator – dance for Concertgebouw Brugge in 2006. Concertgebouw has two stages, one performance venue / concert hall with 1,300 seats and one chamber music hall with 320 seats and three rehearsal studios. As part of his role, he is also the Artistic Director of December Dance, an (inter)national dance programme for all the venues in Bruges (Cultural Centre and Concertgebouw) and from where he curates, coordinates and organises the annual dance and performance festival.Read More
Following studies in music and commerce, Jim Smith began working in the professional Canadian dance sector in Montreal at La La La Human Steps. Following a move to Vancouver, Jim co-founded Eponymous, an arts management and production agency. Under the aegis of Eponymous, Jim is currently the Producer for Company 605, Compagnie Vision Selective, Kidd Pivot, Les Productions Figlio, and Wen Wei Dance, and the Managing Producer of Vancouver New Music.Read More
Virve Sutinen has been the artistic director of Tanz im August - International Festival Berlin since 2014. She has worked in the arts and cultural sector as a managing director, artistic director, organiser, producer, journalist, and editor-in-chief. Before Tanz im August, she was the artistic director and general manager of Dansens Hus Stockholm, and first performing arts curator and head of Kiasma Theatre, in Kiasma, the Museum of Contemporary Art Helsinki.Read More
György Szabó was founder director of Trafó. He sought out the building himself and converted it from an electricity house to a wonderful cultural centre of Budapest. He is a respected developer of contemporary dance and theatre society in Hungary. He is an internationally recognized expert of collaboration in arts having almost three decades experience. He is skilled in strategic planning, producing and managing among permanently changing conditions. His network and international contacts are updated by his travels.Read More
After a career as a dancer and professor from 1980 to 1988, Claire Verlet became producer for American artists (John Cage, Robert Ashley, Lucinda Childs, Karole Armitage….) for 8 years. From 1995 to 2000, she was artistic advisor at La Filature, Scène nationale - Mulhouse as well as consultant at Institut Francais, which, in 1999, appointed her as Head of its Dance section. During that time she was on the board of directors of several companies, and sitting on various Foundations’ committees. Claire Verlet joined the Centre national de la danse in early 2000 as Director of the programming until 2008 when she was asked to take the responsibility of the Dance programme at Theatre de la Ville, Paris.
Theatre de la Ville invites every year the world-class artists of our time and accompanies younger artists in their development over the years.Read More
Linda has worked in the arts programming of the Hong Kong Arts Festival since 1995. She has been involved closely in the Festival’s music programmes, traditional Chinese operas, and intercultural collaboration projects from emerging artists’ series featuring local and international musicians to chamber opera productions.Read More
Angela Conquet is CEO and Artistic Director of Dancehouse. Under her tenure, Dancehouse has cemented its position as a centre for the independent dance sector with significant local impact and remarkable international reach. Before moving to Australia in 2011, she worked for 11 years in Paris, France, where she commissioned, presented and mentored over 100 dance artists. She led several international and European projects, was part of different juries and peer panels and has been extensively involved with and part of different international professional networks (THEOREM, TransEuropHalles, IETM, Aerowaves).Read More
Ashley Dyer is a producer, performance maker and workshop facilitator based in Melbourne, Australia. Although not a classically trained a dancer, singer, actor, visual artist or writer, over the past ten years he has developed his work extensively in these areas, borrowing from their traditions. He was an Associate Producer at Next Wave Festival 2012 and founded and program managed Erskineville's Tiny Stadiums Festival in its first two years. He was awarded a Creative Australia Fellowship by the Australia Council for the Arts in 2013.Read More
Catherine Jones is the General Manager of Arts House, Melbourne’s centre for contemporary and experimental performance. Previously she was the Executive Producer of Victoria’s flagship contemporary dance company, Chunky Move. Catherine was part of the Executive team alongside Michael Kantor and Stephen Armstrong at Malthouse Theatre for over five years in the role of Associate Producer & Business Manager. From 2001 – 2005 she was General Manager and Co CEO of Arena Theatre Company. She has worked extensively in producing companies and festival contexts with roles developing new work at Queensland Theatre Company, Traverse Theatre, Melbourne Festival, Out of the Box Festival and the Queensland Biennial Festival of Music. Catherine is a Board member of Theatre Network Victoria and a current ISPA Fellow. She was for many years a Board member of Arena Theatre Company, Chair of Kage and on the Artistic Directorate of HotHouse Theatre.Read More
Matthew has most recently directed for Malthouse Theatre I Am a Miracle, Night on Bald Mountain, The Bloody Chamber, Dance of Death, Pompeii, L.A., On the Misconception of Oedipus, Die Winterreise, The Trial and Tartuffe. He has also directed The Mysteries: Genesis and The Duel for Sydney Theatre Company, Love Me Tender for Belvoir/ThinIce, and Don’t Say the Words for Griffin Theatre Company. In 2011 he directed the new contemporary opera Make No Noise for the Bavarian State Opera, in 2012 Strauss’s Elektra for West Australian Opera/ThinIce/Opera Australia and in 2014 Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman for New Zealand Opera/Opera Queensland. From 2012 to 2012 Matthew was the director of Perth-based theatre company ThinIce, and from 2012 to 2014 he was an Associate Artist (Direction) for Malthouse Theatre.Read More
Sarah Neal is a curator, programmer and producer with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Drama and a Master of Arts in Creative Writing. Her interests are contemporary performance practice, international engagement, and developing artists and audiences. Prior to joining Malthouse Sarah was the Acting Artistic Director and Head of Programming of Brisbane Powerhouse where she commissioned and curated Australian and international theatre, dance, music and film.Read More
Josh Wright is a creative producer with a love for contemporary and experimental art forms by independent artists. Based in Melbourne, he has produced and programmed for a range of arts presenting organisations including: Producer at Arts House (current role since 2015), Dancehouse, Ausdance Victoria, Malthouse Theatre and Ausdance VictoriaRead More
Angharad Wynne-Jones is Artistic Director at Arts House, where she developed Dance Massive as a dance festival of international reputation, initiated the Festival of Live Art -Australia’s first international biennial festival of live art and Refuge, a five year interdisciplinary project building community resilience to climate change.Read More
Simon Abrahams is Creative Director & CEO of Melbourne Fringe, and Chair of Theatre Network Australia, an organisation he co-founded in 2009. He has held executive and senior programming roles devising transformational artistic and strategic frameworks in organisations including the Wheeler Centre, Arts Centre Melbourne, Polyglot Theatre and Gasworks Arts Park. He was recently appointed by the Victorian Government to its Ministerial Council for Volunteering, and also sits on the Theatre Panel for the Helpmann Awards. In 2015, Simon completed a research project investigating theatre for young people in Belgium, Austria, Germany and the Netherlands. Simon regularly works as a facilitator, host, public speaker, peer assessor and arts consultant. In 2014, Simon was awarded the CHASS Australia Prize for an Emerging Leader and together with his Polyglot colleague Sue Giles, Simon was named among Arts Hub’s Top Ten Australian Arts Leaders of 2010.Read More
Israeli Aloni has worked with many choreographers around the world. Simultaneously I have developed my own choreographic practice. Over the past decade, I have produced both my own works and some of other choreographers as well. Envisioned, designed, initiated and operated numerous international collaborative projects within the field of contemporary dance. Since 2013 has been operating a long-term exchange project with artists and organizations from both Sweden and Australia. Currently, developing a pioneer project across the landscape of contemporary dance, which will bring together artists from Sweden and Australia to work together under one unit in 2018.Read More
Jenn Blake has worked as a manager within the Australian arts sector for a number of leading cultural institutions and festivals across Australia, including Carriageworks, Performance Space, Griffin Theatre Company, Belvoir St Theatre, Darwin Festival, Melbourne International Festival, and Sydney Festival. Jenn was the Producer for Underbelly Arts Festival 2010 and 2011 and currently works as the Program Manager at Campbelltown Arts Centre in Western Sydney. She has a degree in Technical Theatre Production from the National Institute of Dramatic Art.Read More
Jacob Boehme is the Creative Director of YIRRAMBOI First Nations Arts Festival 5 - 14 May, presented by the City of Melbourne, in partnership with Creative Victoria. YIRRAMBOI showcases creative visionaries from across Australia and the world, celebrating the diversity, individuality and creative risks of First Nations artists leading contemporary 21st century arts practice.Read More
Collette Brennan is the CEO of Abbotsford Covent in Melbourne, Australia’s largest multi-arts precinct. She is also Chair of the Sunshine Coast Arts Advisory Board, Board member of the International Society for Performing Arts and Board member of Blakdance. Previously she was: Director of International Development, Acting Executive Director of Arts Development, and Director of Market Development at the Australia Council for the Arts; Executive Director of Brisbane’s internationally acclaimed contemporary circus Circa; the founding Creative Director of The Edge, State Library of Queensland’s program for children and young people; General Manager of the Queensland Performing Arts Centre’s Out of the Box Festival for 3 to 8 year olds, and; Executive Officer of Youth Arts Queensland, the state’s peak body for youth arts and cultural development. Collette has also worked in schools as a drama and history teacher, as a lecturer with QUT and Griffith University, and as a youth arts worker in a range of school and community contexts with children and young people.Read More
Karilyn Brown was appointed CEO of Performing Lines in November 2013. Prior to that, Karilyn was the General Manager of the International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture from 2009, the global network of national arts councils and ministries of culture.At the Australia Council for the Arts, Karilyn was Deputy Director, Visual Arts and Crafts Board (1988-1994) and Executive Director, Arts Development (2001-2009), responsible for national and international audience and market development strategies, as well as Australia’s participation in the Venice Biennale and the Australian Indigenous Art Commission at the Musee du quai Branly in Paris.Read More
Tim Carter is a visual artist and programmer of contemporary performance. His programming interests centre on interdisciplinary practices that advance artform development and have the potential for innovative and experimental audience experiences. Tim has worked at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) in several roles across management and programming, as well as undertaking a Team Leader role at the Australian pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2013 and other arts educational roles within Western Australia.Read More
Stephen Champion has been the Manager of the Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre since 2003. As a performer he was a core member of Circus Oz in its first six years, devised his own works and performed with many groups including the Meryl Tankard Dance Theatre, the Nimrod Theatre and Sydney Theatre Company. Stephen was an Associate Director with the Second Studio of Wroclaw, Poland (1986) and Associate Director and then Artistic Director of Jigsaw Theatre Company in Canberra (1988 – 1994). From 1995 to 2002 Stephen worked for the Sydney Festival. He is currently the Deputy Chair of the Board of Regional Arts NSW, a member of the Management Committee of Theatre Network NSW and the Deputy Chair of the NSW & ACT Performing Arts Centre’s Association.Read More
Angela Chaplin is the Executive Director of Ausdance Qld. Angela has a extensive history as a director, producer and manager of contemporary performing arts in Australia. Her theatre works have toured nationally and internationally and she has made new works for companies in Japan, Venezuela and India. She has been the Artistic Director of three theatre companies namely Arena, Magpie and Deckchair Theatres.Read More
Lee is the director of Insite Arts, Producer of MONA's Festival of Music and Art (MOFO), Creative Associate of Supersense: Festival of the Ecstatic at Arts Centre Melbourne, Producer of the Australia Art Orchestra, Producer for Architects of Air in the Asia Pacific Region and producer of various independent artists including Fleur Elise Noble, Meryl Tankard, Sally Chance, Sophia Brous and many more.Read More
Jo Eager has managed Memberships and Member Services at Ausdance Queensland since 2015. A graduate of the University of Queensland in journalism and cultural studies, Jo has had a diverse career in media operations and online administration in both Sydney and Brisbane. Shifting into arts administration, she has followed a lifelong passion for dance. Jo is currently completing a Diploma of Accounting.Read More
Ross Farnell has been Executive Director, Burrinja (Dandenong Ranges Community Cultural Centre Inc) since 1999.
He has taught both Arts Management at Deakin and Cultural Studies at Monash Universities, and has being a board member of Yarra Ranges Enterprise Centres, Aboriginal Tourism Victoria and Dandenong Ranges Tourism. A professional musician prior to a career in arts management, Ross continues to play and compose music, along with writing articles related to comparative literature and cultural studies.
He is passionate about the creation of new, exciting works across art forms.
Mik Frawley is Manager of Warrnambool’s Lighthouse Theatre; a vibrant home for performing arts in Southwest Victoria.
They champion regional creativity and access to the arts with a bold heart and colourful history as an Arts Manager, Festival Coordinator, Independent Producer and Performer. From Western Australia’s Pilbara to regional New South Wales and Victoria, they have curated programs driven by a desire to connect audiences and artists in authentic, compelling ways.
Niels Gamm has been in various senior positions with various promoters, tour producers and agencies being responsible for creating a new focus for dance and physical theatre/circus for Europe. Kulturconsulting is seeking out new opportunities within the performing arts sector with a strong focus on contemporary dance and physical theatre. Over the last decade I've produced about 100 tours throughout Europe, besides consulting on programming and festivals. I'm a facilitator for the arts and artists, having a strong vision of supporting each other across all arts forms, taking advantage of each other’s knowledge and exchanging experiences."Read More
"Fiona has built the Performing Lines WA program since its inception in 2008. With a small team, she nurtures the development of independent West Australian artists making transformative contemporary performance and, seeks suitable contexts to develop, produce and tour their work. Between 2008 – 2015 she oversaw the delivery of the Managing and Producing Services (MAPS) initiative in West Australia supporting selected artists to create new work over a sustained period.
Previously Fiona enjoyed 15 years freelancing as an event, company, production and stage manager. A career highlight was her extensive international touring with live art installation event The Urban Dream Capsule directed by Neil Thomas. In 2007-2008 Fiona was Associate Producer for the 20th UNIMA Congress & World Puppetry Festival in Perth. She is a graduate of the University of Western Australia and the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts and a member of the CircuitWest executive committee."Read More
Lisa Gilardino is a live arts manager, producer and curator. After studying contemporary arts history in Italy and France, she has been responsible for the promotion and the international relations of Lenz Rifrazioni company and has worked as general manager and programmer at Natura Dei Teatri Arts Festival from 2001 to 2011 (Parma, IT).Read More
Fenn moved from New Zealand to Australia in 2007 to join Performing Lines as the producer responsible for international projects. She worked with many of Australia’s leading artists including William Yang, Gavin Webber and Grayson Millwood, and the late Tanja Liedtke. From 2009 – 2011 she was the Director, Market Development of the Australia Council, responsible for implementing strategies to develop markets for Australian artists and organisations nationally and internationally. Before crossing the Tasman, Fenn worked as an independent producer in New Zealand for eighteen years, where she managed the national and international careers of independent artists Douglas Wright, Flight of the Conchords and Miranda Harcourt amongst many others. She has written and taught extensively about touring and producing in the performing arts.Read More
As a producer and Arts Manager, Gareth Hart works exclusively with emerging and experimental artists, across theatre, dance and live art. During 2010-12 he was the co-Artistic Director of Crack Theatre Festival, as part of This Is Not Art. In 2012 Hart also produced ‘Blindscape’ (Skye Gellmann) which toured nationally throughout Australia and received a nomination for a Green Room Award for ‘Innovation and Excellence in Circus’.
Hart recently secured a professional secondment with the London International Festival of Theatre, assisting the Producing team with the implementation of a major international festival. Currently, Hart is the Festival Director of hillsceneLIVE – producing, managing and directing a series of live art/performance festivals in the Dandenong Ranges.
Rick has worked in the performing arts industry across Australia for over 25 years. He is the Director of Push Management Pty Ltd, a strategy, planning and project management consultancy for the arts industry. A graduate of the WA Academy of Performing Arts, Rick has worked extensively in the performing arts industry as producer, presenter, tour manager, consultant and advocate.Read More
Claire Hicks is Director of Critical Path, Australia’s leading organisation for choreographic research and development. Claire has worked with artists, artform and audience development for over 20 years – working in theatre, dance, public art and cross-artform. As an independent producer and curator her work has included dramaturgy, discourse & writing projects. Producer at Dance4 in the UK from 2010-14 she worked on residencies and exchange projects, programmed & presented work through venue partnerships and through Nottdance (international) Festival and produced/co-produced new work with artists such as Maria Hassabi, Sioned Huws, Hetain Patel, and Miguel Pereira.Read More
Pascale Joubert is a graduate in acting of the theatre school UQAM and in arts management of the business school HEC in Montreal, Canada. She has an excellent comprehension of many performing arts networks and of programming in general thanks to a solid experience in Quebec, Canada and internationally. She has been a international projects advisor at the CEAD, an international development manager at the Théâtre PÀP, a co-general manager at the OFFTA, a project manager at the Festival TransAmériques and a rehearsal and touring assistant at Sasha Waltz & Guests in Berlin. Her passion lies in promoting dance and theatre and in creating inspiring relationships between artists, organizations and publics.Read More
"Jeff Khan is Artistic Director of Performance Space, Sydney. Originally from Western Australia, Jeff is a curator and writer working across performance, dance and the visual arts with a particular interest in interdisciplinary projects and site-specific and socially-engaged practices. At Performance Space, Jeff oversees the development and delivery of the annual Liveworks Festival of Experimental Art, as well as a range of residencies, laboratories and artist development programs.Read More
Narelle joined Performing Lines in 2013 from her role at Sydney Opera House as Producer for Education & Young People, where she co-curated an annual program of performances for young audiences. A producer and project manager, Narelle has worked across a range of roles in the performing arts for the past 15 years. She has toured to countries including China, New Caledonia, Monaco and France, and worked a gamut of performance spaces, from renowned venues such as Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, and the Musee du quai Branly, Paris, to creating a stage for a performance in a dry Central Australian riverbed.Read More
Karen is a Senior Manager (Sector Development) at the National Arts Council, Singapore which is a government agency that champions the arts in Singapore. The Council is keen to support international collaborations through capability development and market development initiatives, by engaging with international partners to unlock opportunities. For more information on the Council's mission and plans, visit www.nac.gov.sgRead More
Frith has a passion for producing incredible events and live art. In the last 15 years she has worked in various capacities on a myriad of productions, since studying performing arts at the University of Tasmania. She has worked as a performer, stage manager, costume designer and director both locally and abroad, for Edinburgh Fringe, Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne Festival, Feast Festival, Hobart Summer Festival, Festivale, Tasdance, and Tasmanian Circus Festival among others. Frith was awarded Tourism Northern Tasmania's award for Event Extraordinaire at the 2016 Champions of Tourism awards. This is Frith's 6th year at Junction.Read More
Vicens began his career with Rodrigo García and has since received over 13 years of stage experience as a performer and actor. He has worked with many well known companies and directors, including Cía. Lalupe, focusing on very physical theater pieces. Now, living in Barcelona, he works at Agente129 on international distribution of performing arts. Vicens speaks English, Spanish, Catalan.Read More
Georgie has worked as an artist, writer, curator and producer in multi-arts venues, independent spaces, producing organisations and a museum. She is currently Director and CEO of Next Wave, a leading organisation supporting new generations in Australian art. Next Wave produces a biennial festival of ambitious new art and development programs for artists from across Australia.Read More
II have a strong history as an Arts Programmer, delivering multi-disciplinary arts festivals, events and development programs. I have been a presenter, producer and facilitator, dedicated to the realisation of provocative, insightful, challenging and exciting work, having worked at Melbourne Fringe, Next Wave, Darebin Arts and other arts organisations. I create programs that set an agenda, facilitate accessibility, represent new ideas and push artists and audiences alike. I have sat as a peer reviewer for The Australia Council, had my writing published in Art Monthly and producer a feature length documentary released by Madman and screened as part of the Melbourne International Film Festival. I record Bruce Springsteen covers by myself playing all the parts. run arts programming for the City of Darebin. I have previously worked worked at the Melbourne Fringe Festival and the Next Wave Festival as well as several arts organisations.Read More
Erica is a producer, project and production manager with Balardong, Irish convict, Scottish and Cornish heritage. She returns to Next Wave after living and working in Sydney for Legs On The Wall and managing the British Council’s ACCELERATE Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leadership programme. Erica has worked with companies Performing Lines, Sydney Festival, Blackfella films and Performance Space managing programmes and initiatives both locally and nationally. Her production credits include works within Melbourne Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Festival and Brisbane Festival. She has collaborated with artists from Korea, Australia, Timor Leste and holds a particular interest in contemporary, experimental and live art from indigenous and multicultural artists. Since 2014 she has served as a peer for the Australia Council for the Arts and for Arts NSW. In 2016 she was the joint recipient of the George Fairfax Memorial Award through the University of Melbourne faculty of the VCA and MCM.Read More
Paul Selwyn Norton was raised in Africa and the West Indies and has been a professional dancer, choreographer and teacher for the past 27 years. As a rather wild and untamed thing, he ‘hunted and gathered’ his way up to the Batsheva Dance Company and William Forsythe’s prestigious Ballet Frankfurt. As Director of STRUT Dance, Paul has now positioned the organisation to become the national choreographic centre based in Perth, Western AustraliaRead More
Elisa is educated as an architect. With a masters degree and a specialization in Sustainable & Urban Development she has been teaching in various universities since 2006, while working as an architect for several firms.Elisa's current activities include preparing an open-data and conservation management plan for the revitalization of Kotatua Urban Heritage District at Jakarta, writing a book about her experience in the US, and starting an open GLAM (Gallery, Library, Archive and Museum) initiative among her architect and art networksRead More
Felix Preval is currently Acting Artistic Director at Darwin Festival. A dynamic producer, programmer and festival manager, Felix has worked for arts festivals across Australia and New Zealand, in the UK and the USA. Felix came to Darwin Festival after four successful years as Festival Producer of Melbourne Fringe Festival. Along with festival management experience, Felix brings a wealth of knowledge from a decade of artistic practice as a director, actor and writer, and as former creative director of an award winning independent theatre company.Read More
Jerry Remkes is Programmer Performing Arts at Arts Centre Melbourne. Arts Centre Melbourne operates a total of five venues, three of which are used for theatre and dance - ranging in audience capacity from almost 400 seats to 2,100 seats. Arts Centre Melbourne is home to resident dance companies the Australian Ballet, Bangarra Dance Theatre and Sydney Dance Company, and host to various dance performances in the Melbourne Festival. In recent years, Arts Centre Melbourne presented works from Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Nederlands Dans Theater, Pilobolus, Australian Dance Theatre, Shaun Parker & Company and Force Majeure. In 2017, it will present Matthew Bourne’s Lord of the Flies, and will host - as part of the festival Asia TOPA - various national and international dance companies, such as Tao Dance Theatre from China, EkosDance Company from Indonesia, Lucy Guerin Inc and Dance North from Australia, and the National Ballet of China.Read More
Graduate of École de danse contemporaine de Montréal (EDCM) and Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Marie-Laurence Rock performed in a number of projects, including with Willi Dormer (FTA 2011, Montreal) and Isabelle Boulanger (OFFTA 2012, Montreal). Finding herself interested in the production and development of shows, she has been working with Daniel Léveillé Danse, a contemporary dance company since 2014. She previously worked for Montréal Complètement Cirque, 14 lieux, and Lorganisme.Read More
Tammy is the Coordinator, Programming at Frankston Arts Centre and is responsible for curating the annual Theatre Season that encompasses the main 800 seat theatre and Cube 37's black box space, along with heading up the Programming and Engagement team that delivers an extensive program of exhibitions, public programs, workshops, artist residencies and major events throughout the municipality.Read More
Guillaume Soulard ,the Art director of the Tjibaou cultural center in New-Caledonia since 2012, has spent most of his career in New Caledonia and in the pacific region. The Tjibaou cultural center is a monument, designed by Renzo Piano, hosting the Kanak Culture Development Agency (ADCK). The program policy of the ADCK is to promote and develop local indigenous contemporary productions in visual art, dance, theatre, music.
Guillaume Soulard also run a danse festival named WAAN DANSE, which try to promote other ideas and new style in the danse landscape of our island.Read More
Marisa Snow is a Creative Producer with more than 15 years’ experience specialising in site-specific events and arts strategy. Marisa has worked with some of Australia’s leading arts institutions and festivals such as NORPA (Northern Rivers Performing Arts), Sydney Festival, Sydney Theatre Company, Splendour in the Grass, Darwin Festival, Garma Festival, Boomerang Festival, and Belvoir Street Theatre. More recently Marisa has developed an interest in place-making and space activation and is working with a number of organisations on programming and managing large-scale beautification and transformation projects and initiatives. Marisa’s expertise includes; creative strategy; place-making, community consultation, creative producing, large-scale event production, project management, fundraising and business development.Read More
ANDREA SNYDER, co-director of Performing Arts Strategies and American Dance Abroad, has spent her career in the professional dance field. She was Dance/USA’s president and executive director; created and directed the National Initiative to Preserve America’s Dance (NIPAD) grant program for The Pew Charitable Trusts; was assistant director of the NEA Dance Program; booking agent for Sheldon Soffer Management; executive director of Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians; administrator of the NYU Tisch School of the Arts Dance Department; associate administrator for the Cunningham Dance Foundation; and assistant to the Director of the Dance Notation Bureau. She chaired the Performing Arts Alliance board and was a member of the Dance Magazine inaugural Board of Advisors. From 1995-2010, she moderated The Kennedy Center’s contemporary dance post-performance discussions. Her life/career in dance is profiled in Renata Celichowska’s book, Seven Statements of Survival.Read More
Zohar Spatz is a theatre and arts producer working within a multi-disciplinary context. Zohar is currently the Executive Producer of the Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM) held in Brisbane Australia. APAM is Australia’s leading, internationally focused industry event for contemporary performing arts and its key purpose continues to be the increase of international and national touring opportunities for Australian contemporary performing arts groups and artists. APAM champions and invests in Australian Art.Read More
Brad Spolding is the Director of The SUBSTATION, a multi-arts centre in Newport, Melbourne. He was previously the executive producer of ILBIJERRI Theatre Company, Australia’s leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander theatre company. He has worked with Lucy Guerin Inc, Rising Tide Productions and for the inaugural TippingPoint Australia conference. Brad has extensive experience in creating environments in which artists can develop and stage new work and build new and engaged audiences.Read More
TAY is the Managing Director of TheatreWorks (Singapore) which is an independent performance company and its arts space, 72-13 in Singapore. As a producer since 1989, TAY is dedicated to the development of contemporary arts in Singapore and to the evolution of an Asian identity and aesthetics of the 21st Century through a culture of differences. TAY spearheads 72-13, TheatreWorks’ centre and home which is committed to the R&D processes for the development of the arts across disciplines, cultures and languages. 72-13 aims to present innovative contemporary performances and artistic expressions that offer Singapore audiences alternatives. It is an incubator for artistic experiments for both established and emerging artists / creatives. TAY also produces The Flying Circus, a process-based programme conceived and led by ONG Keng Sen since 1996. The latest edition was in Myanmar in 2013.Read More
Kate Usher is a Brisbane based Producer and Event Manager. Kate Graduated from the Queensland University of Technology in 2008 with a Bachelor of Creative Industries (Dance), a Graduate Certificate in Arts Administration in 2009 and a Masters in Creative Production and Arts Management in 2011, where her thesis ‘The Business of Dance: Identifying the Skills and Knowledge for becoming a Self Producer’ was awarded the grade of High Distinction. Before joining the Metro Arts family, Kate’s most recent position was with the Queensland Performing Arts Centre in the Arts Programming team, where she worked across numerous projects such as: in-theatre performance, commercial projects, large scale events and bespoke festivals. Kate has also worked with Woodford Folk Festival, La Boite Theatre Company, Brisbane City Council and Artslink in addition to working with and producing some of Brisbane’s fantastic Independent Artists. In mid-2015 Kate co-founded Supercell: Festival of Contemporary Dance Brisbane with Glyn Roberts, which will debut its inaugural season in February 2017.Read More
After finishing his studies at PARTS in Brussels, Gabor Varga worked as a dancer for several choreographers across Europe. In 2009 he moved to Switzerland where he started to develop his own work in close collaboration with Jozsef Trefeli and got involved in the management of different cultural projects. Today Gabor Varga works with several choreographers and structures overseeing international development.Read More
Emma Webb is Director at Vitalstaistix, based in Port Adelaide, South Australia. Vitals is a small contemporary arts organisation with a focus on the development of multidisciplinary artworks, which experiment with ideas, forms and engagement. Each year Vitals offers a program of performance, residencies, projects, events, exhibitions, festival experiences, collaborations with like-minded makers and presenters, and initiatives for South Australian artists. Emma is also co-director of project-based initiative Performance & Art Development Agency with her colleague Steve Mayhew.Read More
Rachael joined Performing Lines in 2011 from Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, where she was working as an Associate Producer during the lead up to the 20th UNIMA Congress and World Puppetry Festival. Trained at VCA, Rachael began her career as a dancer with the West Australian Ballet. She worked with Buzz Dance Theatre for three years as a contemporary dancer, teacher, choreographer and between 1998-2000 worked as an independent dancer on numerous projects before diversifying her practice. She performed and collaborated with Spare Parts Puppet Theatre for nearly a decade and whilst performing, completed a Graduate Diploma in Arts and Entertainment Management at Deakin University in 2000. Working as a producer with Performing Lines, Rachael as she is able to work closely with artists, drawing on her career as an independent practitioner and considerable experience in producing and touring performance.Read More
Fiona Winning is currently the Head of Programming at Sydney Festival. Prior to that in 2012, Fiona worked as a writer and producer in contemporary arts, across theatre, dance and visual cultures. She curated the 2011 Australian Theatre Forum; co-convened Bundanon Trust’s Siteworks 2010–11, a conversation between artists, environmentalists and scholars; and collaborated on the development of intercultural and interdisciplinary projects by independent practitioners. From 1999–2008 Fiona was Director of Performance Space, a national contemporary arts hub based in Sydney.Read More
Veronica Wong (Lili Wang), currently Associate Director/Head of Public Programmes Dept. at Guangdong Times Museum, received a Master Degree in Visual Culture from University of Westminster, London, UK and participated in Independent Curators International 2012. Wong curated Plug in! - Times Museum Community Art Festival (2012), Wrong Place, Right Time - Times Museum Community Art Festival (2014), and Art Neighbourhoods - Times Museum Community Art Festival (2016). She initiated Art on Track project partner with Guangzhou Young Tram to build an Art on Track-- the first of its kind in China-- and let contemporary art get on the move. She curated Sitting-Still-Moving - Times Museum Art on Track (2015), Sissel Tolaas: Chain_ of Smell Molecules Times Museum Art on Track (2015-2016) and Gunilla Klingberg: Brand New View - Times Museum Art on Track (2016).Read More
Hu Yin's career has been distinguished by her creative leadership, commitment to innovation and progressive outlook on the role of founding the first independent black box theater in Southwest China. She is the founder and executive director of YINZI theatre. In YINZI, Hu Yin designs adaptive business and curatorial plans which keep the theatre robust on artistic and fiscal health，promoting YINZI theater to become one of the important independent art institutions in Chongqing, and the most active black box theatre in Southwest China. Formulating and participating in the construction and renovation of YINZI theatre over a five year period making it an international standard theatre. Appointment of Gu Tao as Art Director in 2014 propelled production of crossover and new media work and garnered acclaim for interdisciplinary productions in fields of music, experimental theatre, exhibition which pushed them to arts festival. Hu Yin is also an interior decoration designer and a lecturer of public art department at the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute.Read More
Rebecca Youdell is a leading interdisciplinary practitioner. Rebecca is a founding and ongoing member of the ecologically underpinned Bonemap: creative intermedia arts, est. 1998; co-producer of On Edge Media + Performance festival, Cairns; curator LAPS: Live Art in Pubic Spaces; and coordinator of the New Move Network since 2011 working with the Centre of Contemporary Arts Cairns. She contributes to national and international projects, has undertaken consultancies and strategic planning for arts and educational institutions, is administrator for KickArts Contemporary Arts, and mentors Biddigal Performing Arts.Read More