Helen Herbertson

Helen Herbertson has been crafting performance for over three decades for intimate non-theatre venues, traditional theatrical settings, large-scale outdoor sites, theatre and opera performances, educational projects and touring programs. She has been active in the development of Australian dance, dancers and choreographers through a variety of advisory and leadership roles such as Artistic Director of Danceworks (1989-97), Artistic Director of Dancehouse (2001-03) and Deputy Chair of the Dance Fund, Australia Council (1998). Helen’s choreographic work has received many awards, including an Australian Dance Award for Outstanding Achievement in Independent Dance (2003). Her individual awards include the Kenneth Myer Medallion for Outstanding and Distinguished Contribution to the Performing Arts. Helen is Graduate Coordinator, Dance at the University of Melbourne.



Thoughts on work, October 2010

Helen Herbertson provides some poetic reflections about the nature of her. This results in some beautiful, powerful prose that evokes, rather than explains, the why, when and how of her devising processes.