100 Haikus is an autobiographical retelling of an artist reclaiming his self-worth through the exploration of his past.
At the height of a global pandemic, Trevor gets his heart broken. The world he had grown accustomed to has lost all meaning. Alone, in a new apartment and in a lockdown, dance, music and memories consumes his days and nights. Filled with his ‘feels’, he moves with these experiences, diving deep into old memories of the past. Accompanied by the beautiful sounds emitting from his turntable, 100 Haikus is an evolution of the mindfulness poems he wrote during 2020. This dance is a voyeuristic eye to his healing journey and witness to a heavy heart shifting into an open chest and mind. Welcome to his past, his room and the moments that he survived through the lockdown.
Choreographer/Performer: Trevor Santos
Dramaturg: Jonathan Homsey
Side A and Side B of 100 Haikus can be experienced either independently or together in any order.
Trevor Santos is a Melbourne raised dance artist, performer and choreographer. From humble beginnings as a self-taught dancer, Trevor has performed in live stadiums, music videos and TV. Recently coming off a 6-week tour with Matador The Show — Adelaide Fringe & Brisbane (The Tivoli), Trevor has worked alongside artists Guy Sebastian, Missy Higgins, Sheppard, Kira Piru, Dual Manner and Hangeng (2012 MTV world artist). With a decade of experience as an instructor and choreographer, Trevor has been able to teach in cities like Sydney, Gold Coast, Perth, Hobart and even Beijing, China. More recently, he has been seen teaching classes in New York (HNH experience, Ripley Grier Studios), Malaysia (The Experience Dance Workshop, Freedom Dance studio), and in his hometown instructing at VDF (Victorian Dance Festival 2019). A highly sought after teacher and choreographer, both locally and internationally, he is a significant figure in the Melbourne dance scene. Passionate in his craft, Trevor continues to influence a new generation of movers, embarking on some upcoming projects in 2021.
Jonathan Homsey is an arts maker and manager interested in the intersection of street dance, visual art, and social engagement. Born in Hong Kong and raised in the United States of America, he immigrated to Australia in 2010 where his award-winning choreographic practice has evolved from a theatrical context to interdisciplinary installations across Australasia and Japan. Colliding with mediums from ceramics to augmented reality, Jonathan’s practice uses street and queer dance movement vocabularies as a starting point to explore utopian worlds and emotional connections. He is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Creative Industries at Queensland University of Technology where he is examining the social impact of choreography. In this decade he has developed and/or presented work for Chunky Move, Melbourne Museum, RISING, City of Dandenong, West Projections Festival and Arts Centre Melbourne (Take Over for Melbourne Fringe Festival).