Danced Together

Dancing is a way of being oneself but also being a group. So we made a ritual so we can dance together without needing to have the same dance. To feel togetherness especially when we’re not the same.

This project became an instruction booklet, an operation manual, a hand book and a field guide for how we can dance together within a cosmopolitan and many-cultural reality where we no longer share a dance vocabulary with our neighbors.

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It hopes to be a step by step practise that will disintegrate otherness.

It hopes to be a step by step practise that will deliver ones body back to them.


people on the floor everyday:

Vanessa Marian, Tiyan Baker, Mikaela Carr, Matt Cornell

and special thanks to all the people who joined us on the floor sporadically for some cross contamination:

Sally Hare, Adrian Bacani, Elle Evangelista, Kassidy Waters, Lauren Eiko, Sam Smith, Asher Freshneiz Bowen-Saunders, Matthew Massaria, Natalie Pelarek, Joshua Thomson, Angela Goh, Rhiannon Newton, Thuba Ndibali, Libby Montilla, Ivey Wawn, Yukino Mchugh, Sophia Ndaba



#Dancers #dances #livestream #ilearntmyculturaldancefromyoutube Book launch Friday night!

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(In the 2nd (opening night) video, the ritual is preceded by a task to dance every style one has ever seen. This task is separate to the ritual and was included in the theatre as a consideration of having an audience. It came from an initial idea called I Learnt My Cultural Dance from YouTube and has grown into it’s own group and solo project.

The ritual #dancedtogether is designed to be participated in, not to be viewed passively.)




this project was supported by Dirty Feet’s Out Of The Studio program and performed on instagram live and at Shopfront Arts Centre.


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