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Housemate

'We Make Each Other Up' (2018), Rhiannon Newton. Photo by Gregory Lorenzutti for Dancehouse.

About Housemate

Housemate is Dancehouse’s artist-in-residence commissioning program. It supports rigorous discourse, research and wide-ranging experimentation in all movement-based forms so as to nurture new choreographic expression for new forms and contexts. The Housemate Residency is about accompanying dance artists through the entire creative process, from vision to realisation. The program offers time to explore, space to examine possibility and the financial support to bring the Resident’s project to fruition. It is also Dancehouse’s commitment to the future of dance in Australia and to those who re-shape and re-invent choreographic thought for bodies in movement.

The Housemate Performance Program focuses primarily on creative development leading to the presentation of a new work and formal performance season produced and presented by Dancehouse. The residency gives an independent choreographer up to 300 hours of in-kind studio space, a salary package, producing support, free access to Dancehouse’s training and development programs and other outreach opportunities, capacity-building skills and office facilities.

Even though this program is project-oriented, Dancehouse is interested in an artist’s more global pathway, thus trying to act as a career fertiliser and an available tool with which to invent new connections between artistic work, professional networks and wider audiences.

Most recently, a public program has accompanied the performance season, as a way of connecting audiences even more with the Housemate’s thinking and practice.

Housemate is Dancehouse’s commitment to the future of dance in Australia and to those who re-shape and re-invent choreographic thought for bodies in movement.

Due to the pandemic there will not be a Housemate in 2020.

View previous Housemate programs


Former Housemates:

HOUSEMATE XIX — James Welsby
HOUSEMATE XVIII — Rhiannon Newton
HOUSEMATE XVII — Natalie Abbott
HOUSEMATE XVI — Matthew Day
HOUSEMATE XV — Sarah Aiken
HOUSEMATE XIV — Martin Hansen
HOUSEMATE XIII — James Batchelor
HOUSEMATE XII — Russell Dumas
HOUSEMATE XI — Victoria Chiu
HOUSEMATE X — Atlanta Eke & Emma Kim Hagdahl
HOUSEMATE IX — Alexandra Harrison
HOUSEMATE VIII — Ashley Dyer
HOUSEMATE VII — Sandra Parker
HOUSEMATE VI — Phillip Adams
HOUSEMATE V — Deanne Butterworth
HOUSEMATE IV — Tim Darbyshire
HOUSEMATE III — Gabrielle Nankivell
HOUSEMATE II — Jo Lloyd
HOUSEMATE I — Phoebe Robinson

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