Wolverine, by Emma Harrison, is a highly physical work exploring critical notions of gender, power and the pervasiveness of feminine archetypes in human stories. Premiering in Sydney Festival 2024!
Woman’s Work, made by Anya McKee and Katina Olsen, is an evolving work for the real and digital world. Site-specific and adaptable, the work integrates a kaleidoscope of image, movement and sound including dance-film, live dance performance, and moving video portraits of Australian women.
Converge/\Diverge is a series of collaborative works by ceramicist Holly Macdonald and DMC member Rosslyn Wythes. The works compare and contrast dance and ceramics in multiple ways, starting with the material properties of the body and clay and their relationship to time and space. This collaboration is underpinned by a shared interest in compositional strategies, abstraction and non-verbal modes of communication. Their research has been shaped by contemporary theories of materiality, perception, self and togetherness.
A spin-off from DMC’s much-loved show DADS, Dancing with Lolo and Papa is a warm-hearted, feel-good short dance-theatre work that uses choreography, recorded conversations and music to explore the role dance plays in ordinary people’s lives, through a patrilineal lens. Directed by Anya McKee.
This film is about a father and daughter relationship, Miri a contemporary dancer and Alan a retired furniture removalist. The film explores each of their relationships to music and dance and how it has helped them process depression, in varying levels, in their own lives. The film was created as a spin off project from DADS the live show and premiered on the Sydney Opera House’s online channel in 2020. Directed by Anya McKee, featuring Miranda Wheen and her father Alan.
The Space Between is the culmination of a deep investigation by DMC members Marnie and Melanie Palomares into the practice of yin yoga. This investigation lies in the subtle, nuanced movement experienced internally within moments of stillness. What happens when we begin to move from this heightened state rather than keeping still and being neutral observers?
A solo, a duet, a trio. Safe Hands, Between Two and Zero and Sketch – three works by Dance Makers Collective artists Miranda Wheen, Matt Cornell and Carl Sciberras. This triple bill is a deeper investigation of the artists’ premiere works in Big Dance in Small Chunks, no longer bite-sized pieces but solid mouthfuls of dance!