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Submerge #4

Isabelle Beauverd, Hillary Goldsmith and Siobhan Mckenna

12—13 December 2020

Upstairs Studio


Saturday 12 December

Sunday 13 December


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A triple bill of works by Isabelle Beauverd, Hillary Goldsmith and Siobhan Mckenna, presented as a part of Submerge (Emerging Choreographers Program).

Isabelle Beauverd | a common thread

a common thread is an ambitious attempt to offer an audience two different performance outcomes. An arrangement of parts, this work weaves improvisation and set movement together, questioning our desire to know what comes next.

Hillary Goldsmith | Soft Futures

The dance is in the space. The floor is a source of imagination.

Siobhan McKenna | Fresh to Familiar

A dance of tangents and snippets… “This performance draws on my experience of workshops and discussions I had during this Emerging Choreographers Program combined with my own developing artistic practice.” — Siobhan McKenna

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Isabelle Beauverd is a freelance dance artist from Naarm/Melbourne. She has performed for Siobhan McKenna, Chunky Move, Sandra Parker, Victoria Chiu and Arts Fission, Emma Riches and Jack Riley. Upon graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne University in 2016, Isabelle received the Choreographic Development Fund Award. Her choreographic works include Bottom Line (Melbourne Fringe Festival, 2016), Grapple (commissioned by Melbourne University, 2019) and Surge (awarded Best Dance, Melbourne Fringe Festival, 2019). Isabelle is currently participating in Dancehouse’s Emerging Choreographers Program. Most recently she performed in What Happened in Shanghai by Victoria Chiu for Asia Topa Festival 2020.

Siobhan McKenna is a Melbourne/Naarm based choreographer and dancer, graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2016. She has since presented her award-winning choreography internationally as well as in key Australian festivals such as Dance Massive, and developed ongoing relationships with companies such as Temperance Hall, Lucy Guerin Inc. and Dancehouse. Over the past four years Siobhan has been building an artistic practice that combines choreographic practices with language and music.

Hillary Goldsmith is a dancer and maker based in Narrm/ Melbourne. Hillary is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts and works with a range of artists across dance, visual art, music and film.

Moses Carr (Sound Design, Siobhan McKenna): Moses Carr is a sound artist in Melbourne whose work spans from live performance and audio production. Moses is the conduit of the world’s divine sound material, seeking to capture what’s around him and manipulate it into something unfamiliar.

This program is funded by the Packer Family and Crown Resorts Foundations. The pilot program was proudly supported by Clifton Hill/North Fitzroy Community Bank Branch – Bendigo Bank and the Robert Salzer Foundation.

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