Dance makers, performers and educators Maddy and Frankie have been working together since 2006, when they met while studying at the Victorian College of the Arts. They each received a Cultural Trust grant in 2013 and 2015 respectively, and are now both based in Mparntwe/Alice Springs. We spoke to them about their joint practice, their experience living and working regionally, and their current work developing a new home for dance in Central Australia, GUTS Dance.
Animal Alone observes the artist as both animal and prisoner, held captive by the structures in which they form and are formed. Prioritising transparency, independence and a surrendering to desire, this project continues my enquiry into the accessibility of intimacy in an increasingly individualistic world.
Cam McLachlan received a Cultural Trust grant to attend ImPulsTanz, a major contemporary dance festival in Vienna, Austria, and to participate in Summer University at the Performing Arts Forum, St Ermes, France. The experience proved to be transformational, both personally and artistically, and catalyzed a period of collaboration and creativity that Cam details here.