Artistic Director: Force Majeure is a senior independent choreographer, director and performer based in Perth. Graduating from Victorian College of the Arts she relocated to Perth to perform with Buzz Dance Theatre for five years, toured internationally with SQUINT and was a recipient of an Australia Council Young and Emerging grant. Danielle was the Artistic Director of STEPS Youth Dance Company for four years and choreographed the WA Curriculum Council TEE Set Solo. In 2011 she performed in WISH with Humphrey Bower (winning awards for Outstanding Female Performer, Best Individual Performance and Members Choice 2011), was commissioned by Buzz Dance Theatre to create Plan B and was Associate Director for the opera, Into The Shimmer Heat by Nova Ensemble. Recently, she choreographed Standing Bird for Sally Richardson, Barking Gecko’s, Driving Into Walls (nominated for the 2012 Helpmann Awards, winner for 2013 Equity Guild Awards and touring to the Sydney Opera House in 2013) and was the Associate Director for FOOD a co-production between Force Majeure and Belvoir Theatre. In 2011 Danielle premiered a new dance theatre work, Shiver, at the Dolphin Theatre, which then toured regional WA in 2012 through new initiative, the CircuitWest Pilot Touring Model. This tour saw Danielle assist in creating and delivering an audience engagement strategy for seven regional towns that connected communities with the themes of Shiver. Also in 2012, Shiver was invited to perform at the Heath Ledger Theatre in Perth at the Australian Dance Awards. Danielle performed and co-devised MASKS with Night Train Productions for the 2013 Fringe World and is currently developing her new work Overexposed.
Omer Backley-Astrachan was born in Israel in 1987. Omer is a Sydney based dancer and choreographer.In 2009 Omer joined ‘Kamea Dance Company’, performing in works by choreographers Tamir Ginz, Uri Ivgi & Johan Greben, Lior Lev and Eyal Nahum. In 2011 Omer joined ‘Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company 2’ and performed in the crea ons of […]
MARKO PANZIC Marko Panzic is a Creative Director, Choreographer, Producer & Dancer. In 2008 Marko hit our TV screens in the 1st series of “So You Think You Can Dance” where he was a top 20 finalist. Marko returned for the 2nd, 3rd & 4th series as a featured choreographer. Marko has worked with many […]
Sue is a multi-award-winning choreographer, educator, filmmaker and installation artist. Originally from New Zealand, Sue graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts, before becoming a founding member of Nanette Hassall’s Dance Works in Melbourne. Sue performed and choreographed with the company from 1983-88, and then continued her training in New York with such luminaries as Merce Cunningham […]
Josh Mu is an Australian-based independent contemporary dancer. His dance roots begin in breakdance and hip hop culture, and have expanded to include contemporary, ballet, circus, gymnastics, yoga and physical theatre. Mu is continually exploring potential for new movement, is fascinated by the benefits of yoga for performers, and is interested in where arts and […]
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