Catapult Dance Choreographic Hub, based in Newcastle is a professional arts organisation for mid-career choreographers, emerging choreographers, multi-disciplinary artist, young people and the community
Marnie is an independent dancer and has performed extensively nationally and internationally. She has worked for Branch Nebula, Shaun Parker & Company, Chunky Move (Gideon Obarzanek), Force Majeure, Antony Hamilton, Narelle Benjamin, Martin Del Amo, Sydney Theatre Company, Nigel Jamison, Garry Stewart, Jason Pitt, Bernadette Walong, Dean Walsh and Liz Lea. Marnie’s choreographic credits include works for Tasdance, Sydney Festival First Night (2009), Pulse8 Dance, Big W and Oral B commercials, ABC 2’s Giggles and Hoot, Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards (2011), QL2 Centre for Youth Dance, Ev & Bow, Australian College for Physical Education (ACPE), Synergy Percussion, Dance Makers Collective and Propel Residency Solo Tissue Girl in collaboration with High Tea with Mrs Woo designers. Marnie has been featured in TVC’s for SKII and Oral B, and animations for PictureDRIFT.
HIGH TEA WITH MRS WOO
High Tea with Mrs Woo is the creative collaboration of sisters, Rowena, Juliana and Angela Foong. They design and manufacture their clothing range in-house, with a flagship retail store in the city of Newcastle – established in 2004.
Fascinated with the memory of clothing, they explore the ability of fashion to unfold a great yarn. They describe each piece of garment they make from a moment in time – like Stuck in Ueno, Irreversible, We’re All Mad Here, Waiting for Jack to name a few.
Traditional tailoring methods are used in developing unique shapes from conventional dress forms to make High Tea with Mrs Woo. The sisters appreciate and practice the time-honoured qualities of dressmaking. They practice Slow Fashion values – using materials and creating designs that are appreciated for their craftsmanship, wearability and materiality; maintaining a small and sustainable scale of production to make clothing that is worthy of care and enjoyment for a long and useful life.