How can degrees of idleness from the dancers and the audience repurpose attention-as-material? How can we escape the implications of 'newness' and what is produced otherwise?

Choreography: Leah Landau
Collaborators: Chloe Chignell, Chad McLachlan and Natalie Abbott

Venue: Dancehouse (Sylvia Staehli Theatre)
Date: FRIDAY October 7
Time: 7.00pm
Duration: Approximately 30 minutes (with a facilitated post-showing discussion)
Bookings: FREE (bookings essential)


LEAH LANDAU is a Melbourne based dance artist who aligns herself with experimental dance forms, staging and outcomes. She received her formal dance training at Victorian College for the Arts after completing a Bachelor of Arts (Gender and Cultural Studies) at University of Melbourne. Leah most recently presented her work Summer Bone at PACT Dancendents Program in 2015. Summer Bone won Best Dance and Best Experimental Work supported by PACT at Melbourne Fringe 2014. She has also presented her solo work Young Woman Dancing(2013) at La Mama Theatre, Chief Inspector Mermaid at This Is Not Art Festival (Newcastle), and various solo pieces at Melbourne and Adelaide Fringe. Last year she performed in Chloe Chignell's Towards Transparency (Arts House), collaborated with Lilian Steiner on a new dance, BUNKER (Good Time Studio, Nominated for Green Room Award for Spatial Design), worked with Natalie Abbott's development LIMITLESS (Culture Lab) and performed in Amy Spier and Catherine Ryan's No Public Space Only Public Order.
A regular collaborator in the Melbourne dance community, Leah is Program Manager of Dance Speaks. Leah has continued her dance education, travelling to Japan and USA to Tokyo/Festival and Movement Research Summer MELT series respectively. As a teacher, Leah has lead workshops with Fusion Theatre (Dandenong) and Back To Back Theatre (Geelong). She has performed in works by Rennie McDougall (AU), Branden Christine for Burn International (US), Jo Lloyd and Nicola Gunn (AU) Martin del Amo (AU), Dewey Dell (ITL) and Dario Varcirca (AU).

This project is supported by Arts House, Darebin Speakeasy Program and Melbourne Fringe


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