In 1995 I left Nelson NZ to come to Melbourne, Australia to train with John Bolton at what was then John Bolton Theatre School. 1 & 1/2 years of intensive physical theatre training in the style of LeCoq. Learning to devise, collaborate, strip away the layers of mask and ego to be present, alive and ready.
Through this school i was introduced to the threads that have woven my path in the 18 years that have since passed.
He introduced us to Neil Cameron, with whom we created large-scale, ritual theatre www.neilcameron.com. I worked with Neil for 7 years creating the closing ceremony for the Woodford Folk Festival. and a number of other events. Neil’s work and the relationships i created there became strong underpinnings to my community arts practice.
After John Bolton School I joined 3 other past student, Jo, Di and cath to create Endangered Species, a roving family of Basle masks. This led to Emu Nomads, a roving puppetry act that toured Europe, New Zealand and of course Australia.
My passion is movement and I have trained extensively in performance improvisation with Al Wunder and numerous other teachers. I performed regularly at the Little Con, produced and performed in Short Stories 2008, and most recently at The Salon Series held at Studio 202 in 2011
In 1994 I completed the Grad. Dip at VCA Dance, where I explored the creation of physical stories through movement, story telling, puppetry etc.
2005 Rebecca in Flight was presented at the Melbourne Fringe Festival
and 2006 Bev’s Bar a 1950’s styled bar and gallery was installed, also at the Melbourne Fringe Festival
I am currently devising a new work that will be embedded in an installation that i am building.
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