In Conversation: Rosalind Crisp with Antony Hamilton

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Tuesday, 2 July 2019 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Artist in residence Rosalind Crisp will be participating in a special ‘In Conversation’ event on Tuesday 2 July from 5:30 to 6:30pm with Antony Hamilton, Artistic Director & co-CEO of Chunky Move and facilitated by Ren Gregoric, WAG Curator of Exhibitions and Outreach. At this event hear about the ideas, concepts and methodologies that the Rosalind employs in her deeply engaging studio practice and learning about location and international contemporary dance trends and ideas. Attendance is FREE and no bookings are required. Light refreshments served.

Rosalind Crisp

Rosalind Crisp was born in Omeo, East Gippsland. She trained at the Victorian Ballet School, Melbourne and the European Dance Development Centre, the Netherlands. In 1996 she established the Omeo Dance studio in Sydney, which for ten years was the home of experimental dance research in Sydney. In 2002 she was invited to Paris by Michel Caserta, director of the Biennale du Val-de-Marne. Carolyn Carlson saw her performance and invited her to become the first Associate Artist of the Atelier de Paris – Carolyn Carlson. The Atelier managed and toured Rosalind Crisp / Omeo Dance for ten years. Since 2003, Rosalind Crisp / Omeo Dance has created 16 new works, touring to over 100 festivals in Australia and internationally.

In 2015 the French Ministry of Culture awarded Rosalind a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres, a distinction bestowed on only a handful of Australians, including Robyn Archer and Cate Blanchett. Her other awards include a NSW Women & Arts Fellowship, an Australian Mo award for best female performer and an honorary fellowship of the University of Melbourne-VCA. The foundation of her work is her ongoing studio research practice and her long-term collaborations with, amongst others: Céline Debyser, Helen Herbertson, Andrew Morrish, Bo Wiget, Isabelle Ginot and Susan Leigh Foster. Rosalind returned to live in East Gippsland in 2014. She currently works between East Gippsland and Europe.

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Antony Hamilton

Antony Hamilton’s multi-award winning performances involve a sophisticated melding of movement, sound and visual design. He has received numerous choreographic awards including the Helpmann Award for Best Ballet or Dance Work (Black Project 1&2), a New York Dance and Performing Arts Award “The Bessies” (MEETING) and five Green Room Awards (Keep Everything, MEETING and Black Project 1&2). Recent works include Forever & Ever (Sydney Dance Company 2018), Number of the Machine (2017) and Natural Orders (Dancemakers Toronto 2017). In 2014 Antony was guest dance curator at the National Gallery of Victoria.

Photo by Andrew Morrish.