2017 has been a big year for me! An Arts QLD supported exploration of site-specific Live Art in Malaysia and Singapore, followed by immersive projects including The Hope Project and Run Amok.
My one-man performance Whiplash premiered independently in Melbourne and at Jungle Love Festival in QLD. A second stage development of Loud Compliments (roving street project) is on its way supported by Woodford Folk Festival.
This is also my second year being principal director of a project at Phluxus2 Dance Collective‘s annual IndepenDANCE project in a distance collaboration with Charles Ball.
See a sneak peak below:
The Hope Project (directed by Scott Wings at Hillscene Live Festival, Melbourne, 2017) is an immersive experiment in hope. Destined to become a larger promenade/interactive/immersive performance this footage is from a first draft at Hillscene Live Festival in the Dandenong Ranges.
Stationary footage of Food Fight at Testing Grounds (Melbourne Fringe) by the Testing Grounds team. This collaboration between myself and Malaysian dancer Chai Vivan premiered in Kuala Lumpur to a sold out audience, followed by a short run at Melbourne Fringe Festival. Food Fight breaks down barriers between cultures using food in a visceral interactive show.
In 2016 I directed and facilitated a site-specific immersive showcase of spoken word, theatre and skits at Kelvin Grove State College. This show was a beautiful journey after a series of poetry slams, movement training and spoken word creative workshops with KG students. It was a groundbreaking performance experience for the students, staff and family and friends alike.
Monster Stomp (Physical theatre and spoken word workshop) – in the lead up to the Creative Development session “Biscuits” by Ruckus, I led a weekend workshop using devised theatre methods such as Viewpoints techniques and Suzuki Physical Theatre Training.
2016 Creative Development Work / in development
Mediocre Men (physical theatre, comedy and spoken word) collaboration with Matt Caffoe
Status – in progress. Currently looking for funding and development opportunities.
DinosaurGO! (immersive theatre, treasure hunt, site-specific performance)
Status – can change depending on site for treasure hunt and artists involved. Always flexible to space and time.
Enjoy a few clips of my spoken word performance and poetry catalogue. This work is a bit long-in-the-tooth now as I move into exciting realms of immersive performance and interactive creativity. Check out the work I began to tour with in little cafe and bars packed with poetry!
Under my old stage name of Darkwing Dubs – I performed at TEDxYouth and won the Nimbin Performance Poetry World Cup.