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THREE AUSTRALIANS IN XAVIER LE ROY'S PARIS "TEMPORARY TITLE"

A DANCEHOUSE INTERNATIONAL INITIATIVE

XAVIER LE ROY's Temporary Title, 2015 was initially commissioned by Kaldor Public Art Projects in collaboration with Carriageworks and premiered in Sydney in November last year. Temporary Title, 2015 will be presented at Centre Pompidou in September 2016 and three of the initial cast memebrs - Becky Hilton, Amaara Raheem and Alice Heyward - will be supported by Dancehouse to join the French cast for the Paris premiere as part of our Dancehouse International initiatives.

Dancehouse is committed to supporting the development of Australian artists by enabling overseas work opportunities with selected international choreographers and companies as a way of contributing to building international experience and sustainable career paths.

This initiative was made possible with the most generous support of anonymous donors to our Dancehouse International Fund to whom we express our deepest gratitude.

 

 

ON TEMPORARY TITLE

Temporary Title, 2015, experiments with the process of pattern recognition, exploring forms which are not quite distinguishable as human - yet not completely anything else - and the idea of movement as a continuous process of transformation. The performers transition between strange and familiar forms and formations, challenging our perceptions of the human body and its capacity for physical expression and representation. The piece does not utilise props or costumes and the peformers are naked throughout the exhibition. This neutrality allows the transitory movements and conversations to remain the core of the visitor's experience.

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ON THE ARTISTS

Becky Hilton is an Australian dancer and performer. She also teaches, choreographs, re-stages and writes about dance. Over three decades she has collaborated with a range of Australian and international artists including Russell Dumas, Stephen Petronio, Michael Clark, Tere O'Connor, Jennifer Monson, John Jasperse, DD Dorvillier, Margie Medlin, Lucy Guerin, Mathew Barney, among others. Some of her current collaborators include Chrysa Parkinson, Ben Speth, Tino Sehgal and Xavier Le Roy. Becky works with dance in a range of situations and environments including, but not limited to, dance companies, universities, community organisations and arts festivals. Becky has regular teaching engagements at the University of Melbourne, Dancehouse, PARTS Belgium, DOCH Sweden, Scenekunstskolen Denmark, University of Sonora Mexico etc. Her writing has appeared in the Routledge Dance Studies Reader, Writings on Dance, the Swedish Book of Dance History, Oralsite.be, Movement Research Journal etc. Becky serves on the Dancehouse Board, was a member of the inaugural Keir Choreographic Award jury, advises on dance for MPavillion, Kaldor Public Art Projects and mentors, formally and informally, a range of young artists. As the recipient of a Fellowship from the Dance Board of the Australia Council, she is writing a book on DANCERNESS.

ALICE HEYWARD is a dancer, choreographer and writer. She graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts with a Bachelor of Dance in 2013. Alice has performed in Europe and Australia in works choreographed by Xavier Le Roy & Scarlet Yu, Alexandra Pirici, Mia Lawrence, Maria Hassabi, Simone Forti, Trisha Brown, Stefan Dreher, Hana Erdman, Becky Hilton, Geoffrey Watson, Timothy Walsh and Chloe Chignell, among others, at Centre Pompidou (Paris), The Venice Biennale (College Danza) '15, Carriageworks (Sydney), Berlin Art Week '15, Meinblau Gallery (Berlin), Index Gallery (Stockholm), 'Think Big' festival (Munich), 'DANCE 2015' festival (Munich), Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (Melb), 'Le Mouvement – Performing the City' (Biel), Pieces for Small Spaces at Lucy Guerin Inc. (Melb) and more. Alice's choreographies have been presented at Murray White Room (Melbourne), ada studio (Berlin), Sketch Gallery (London), and Melbourne Recital Centre. In 2016, Alice was selected for the danceWEB Scholarship Programme 2016 in the frame of ImPulsTanz–Vienna International Dance Festival. She has been supported by the Australia Council for the Arts with an Artstart grant (2014), and by the Ian Potter Cultural Trust (2015) to expand her practice internationally. She received the 2014 VCA Graduate Mentorship Scholarship to produce Now Is Not The Place at Murray White Room in February 2016, with Sandra Parker's mentorship. Her writing has appeared in a range of publications.

Amaara Raheem is a Sri Lankan born Australian contemporary dance artist living in London and predominately working with live performance, voice, text and screen. She has extensive experience in improvisation techniques and working in collaboration and is currently presenting a new work, 'Right hand/Left hand' with composer and ethnomusicologist Tobias Sturmer, at Sadler's Wells Theatre. On previous projects, her own and of others, she has taken on the roles of choreographer, performer, writer, researcher, developer, director, editor and producer. She has worked extensively with Florence Peake as an original company member of the premiere of dance-art work MAKE at Yorkshire Sculpture Park and SWELL, THE THICKENING SURFACE OF at current major exhibition Mirrorcity, Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre. Amaara Raheem's work has been presented nationally and internationally at festivals, including Festival Australie (2012) Divonne, France. In 2013 she was recipient of major award Diversity '13 commission to create new, live work for Ovalhouse. Raheem has presented within practice-led academic contexts (including 'Of Two Minds – an afternoon on duet' collaborations at Sadler's Wells Theatre, 'Falling About' at Siobhan Davies Dance, 'Performing Mobile Identities' and 'Memory Banquet: Food and Other Acts of Remembering' at University of Roehampton). She has worked with numerous partners including CreativeWorks London, Asia House, Chisenhale Dance Space (Dance and Homemade Bursary Award), Independent Dance, Ovalhouse, Whitechapel Gallery, Tate Modern and Hayward Gallery. She is Dance Network Coordinator at University of Roehampton.

DATES

TEMPORARY TITLE,2015
Centre Pompidou - Paris

September 15, 16, 17, 18
With: Alexandre Achour, Jorge Alencar, Salka Ardal Rosengren, Saša Asentić, Christian Bourigault, Sherwood Chen, Christine De Smedt, Ben Evans, Luís Miguel Félix, Zeina Hanna, Alice Heyward, Becky Hilton, Hélène Iratchet, Xavier Le Roy, Neto Machado, Sabine Macher, João dos Santos Martins, Amaara Raheem, Jan Ritsema, Scarlet Yu.

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This was initiative was made possible with the most generous support of anonymous donors to our Dancehouse International Fund to whom we express our deepest gratitude. Many thanks to LE KWATT for all the administrative support and to Xavier Le Roy for offering this invaluable opportunity.