Journal articles and newsletters from Ausdance and industry partners.
Martin del Amo talks to Matthew Day about the influence of Vaslav Nijinski in relation to Anatomy of an Afternoon: the thwarting of desire and expectation; the utility of stillness; and the centrality of the quotidian and the animal.
Dancer Kristina Chan reflects on Martin del Amo's choreography and Paul White's performance in Anatomy of an Afternoon. For her the work was a clear and self-effacing exploration of a journey with a creature-like being.
Designer, curator and scholar of contemporary dance, Justine explores two aspects of the performative event of Anatomy of an Afternoon by Martin del Amo. One has to do with its placing; what happens when the avant garde moves to inhabit big ‘C’ cultural institutions. The other concerns its timing; how can work that has entered the canon of the historical avant garde retain newness and experimentation, the power to startle or even shock, in present-day reinterpretation.
One of Rosalind Crisp's dancers and collaborators, Jo Pollitt, talks about the demands of Ros's creative processes and practices as they make dance.
Dr Mark Carroll describes the people, press and politics in Adelaide when Colonel Wassily de Basil arrived for the first Australian tour of his Ballet Russes in 1936.
Dance historian and scholar, Garry Lester continues his discussion of Margaret Barr's achievements at Dartington Hall in Devon during the 1930s.
Lee Christofis talks about the different cultural and social attitudes to dancing, and how dance featured in his childhood growing up in Greek-Australian family in Brisbane.
Irina Baronova, Valrene Tweedie & Anna Volkova share some memories of their performances of Leonide Massine's symphonic ballets, Choreartium, Symphonie Fantastique and Les Présages.
In this peer-reviewd article, Dr Mark Carroll (lecturer at Elder Conservatorium of Music) talks eloquently about the cultural effects of the Australian visits of the de Basil Ballet Russes, focusing on the symphonic ballets of Leonide Massine.
Dancer, traveller and adventurer, Peter Furness muses about what makes Australian dancers unique and why so many are driven to foreign shores to find influence and employment.