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EARobics showing

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Alice Cummins and Anita Hustas

Alice and Anita met at the first EARobics performance/dialogue of 2008. Through the support of Dancehouse and the EARobics residency, they have been developing a new performing relationship that is an extension of their individual improvisational practice and performance work. Their EARobics residency has enabled them to engage with and interrogate their current practices, and to develop a performance of 'scored' improvisations.

ALICE CUMMINS

Alice has over twenty years experience as an independent dance artist. She performs and teaches her work throughout Australia. She has studied and worked extensively in Australia, Europe and the United States and has worked collaboratively with musicians, writers, visual artists and filmmakers as well as creating solo work. Her work is informed by Body-Mind Centering; New Dance and improvisational practices; and feminist philosophy. She has been researching different modes and realizations of the body and performance over many years and often outside of institutions and the traditional places for the transference of performance knowledge. Alice has taught in university departments of: dance, theatre, visual art and the built environment. Her work has been written about and published in Contact Quarterly (US) and within Australia. Alice has completed a Masters by research at Victoria University. Her Masters included a 40 minute solo work: hear her breathe and a written exegesis engaging with feminist theory and the body.

Over the last 20 years Alice has been awarded many grants from ArtsWA and the Australia Council, Dancehouse and Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts. Performance Space, Sydney has also commissioned Alice to make work. Her choreography/performances have included several full length works. For more information please visit www.alicecummins.com


ANITA HUSTAS

Anita specializes in improvising double bass performance and composition. Her work is influenced by many diverse cultures, the sounds of the natural world and different art forms.

Anita completed a collection of graphic scores on "Water" for her ensemble "Anemone" premiered in November 2007, and was awarded the Marion Isobel Thomas Prize by the VCA to enable her to record and produce a professional CD of the work. Anita was awarded an Art Omi fellowship for July/August 2005, assisted by the Australia Council for the Arts to take up a composer/performer artist residency in New York. In 2003 Anita received an Australia Council commission to compose "Music of the Trees" a graphic score for "Oynsemble Melbourne" which premiered in January 2004.

Anita has performed with most major Australian artists and ensembles in the fields of improvisation, jazz, classical, world and folk music. Anita has long had a fascination for cross genre and media exploring composition with sound design, visual art, and improvisation with dance.  For more information please visit www.anitahustas.com

Date: Nov 6

Time: 7 pm

Cost: No charge

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