Link Dance Company 2018

When:10 Nov 2018, 7:30pm - 9pm
11 Nov 2018, 3pm - 4:30pm
Venue:Io Myers Studio
Who:Honours Dance Company from WAAPA
Link Dance


TICKETS $15 Concession, $25 Full Price

UNSW Creative Practice Lab is pleased to co-present LINK Dance Company 2018 from WAAPA with a selection of dance works by Australian choreographers Richard Cilli, Emma Fishwick and Michael Whaites.

LINK Dance Company is a pre-professional dance company which exists to give dancers the opportunity to make the transition from student to professional. Attached to the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Edith Cowan University the company is made up of dancers who have completed a three year university dance course and have gained entry into LINK Dance Company by audition.


This is Now // Richard Cilli
The present moment, ever advancing, yet never leaving its place, is an eternity full of potential. Dance is a way to commune with the present, as we leave the past and future behind. Complex organisations emerge from chaos, as we connect with the joy and spontaneity of the moment. This Is Now is a sequel to the 2017 work That Was Then, performed by many of the same cast, as their final work from the undergraduate program.

Dance, in a Dissolving Horizon // Emma Fishwick

Dance in a Dissolving Horizon examines the constantly shifting landscape through 13 female bodies. The moving body is key commentator and generates an evolving energetic landscape through space, time and rhythm. It’s slow evolution of imagery offers the viewer time to contemplate their way of seeing and way of being on this ever changing landscape.

The Men’s Piece // Michael Whaites

Comic and arresting, The Men’s Piece from LINK’s Artistic Director delves into the world of egalitarianism and the shades of grey that are at the edges when we all think we are the same.

LINK Dancers

Andrew Barnes / Jessie Camilleri-Seeber / Briannah Davis / Alina Doyle / Jocelyn Eddie / Elizabeth Ferguson / Bridget Flint / Scott Galbraith / Jacinta Jefferies / Rhiana Hocking Katz / Ana Music / Kimberly Parkin / Hannah Phillips / Georgia Smith / Ryan Stone


Emma Fishwick

Emma is an artist whose work takes numerous forms. Her practice spans dance, visual-arts and the written word. Based in Perth, Emma graduated from WAAPA Honours (Dance) program LINK in 2010 and has since engaged in multiple projects in Sydney, Berlin, Bilbao, Perth and most recently at Next Wave (2016) and Dance Massive (2017) in Melbourne. She has also undertaken a residency at Bundanon Trust NSW, a SEED residency in WA and has commenced a Master of Arts (Choreography) at WAAPA which includes working with LINK Dance Company as a guest artist. In 2018, Emma has been awarded the role as an Associate Artist with Co3 Australia, working as a choreographic assistant, along with production management and videography.

Tobiah Booth-Remmers

Tobiah Booth-Remmers is a freelance dance creator, performer, teacher and facilitator from Adelaide, Australia. Since graduating from the ‘Adelaide College of the Arts’ Bachelor of Dance Performance course in 2009, Tobiah has worked with a wide range of Australian and international artists. Most notably he has worked with Garry Stewart (Australian Dance Theatre), Graeme Murphy (Sydney Dance Company), Branch Nebula, Brink Productions, Larissa McGowan, Lina Limosani, Gabrielle Nankivell, Paul Gazzola and Paulo Castro among many others. Tobiah has performed in major arts festivals including the Adelaide Fringe Festival (Aus), Adelaide Festival of the Arts (Aus), WOMAD (Aus), Dance Massive (Aus) and Dublin Dance Festival (Ire).

Along with his performance work Tobiah is also a prolific creator and teacher. He has choreographed numerous short works with his Adelaide based performance collective; ‘The Human Arts Movement’, as well as 3 full length works. Tobiah has created two short works for the ‘Adelaide College of the Arts’ dance students as well working at the college as a lecturer. Tobiah has also begun developing his international profile as a dance practitioner. He lived and worked in Europe during 2016/17, receiving residencies in Bulgaria, Brussels and Sweden, with resulting works being performed in Brussels, Bulgaria and Greece. Tobiah also taught workshops on his own creative and movement practice in Brussels, Bulgaria, Greece, Italy and Sweden.

Michael Whaites

Michael Whaites is the Artistic Director of Link Dance Company and lecturer in contemporary dance at WAAPA. As a dancer Michael has worked for Dance North and the Australian Dance Theatre, receiving Male Dancer of the Year Award in 1988 and 1989. In 1991 he moved to New York where he was invited to become a member of Twyla Tharp and Dancers, working with the company until 1993. He assisted Ms Tharp in the feature film I’ll Do Anything and joined the 1992-93 Tharp/Baryshnikov Cutting Up tour. In 1993-94 he worked with Irene Hultman Dance while still in New York. In 1995 Michael joined Pina Bausch Tanztheater Wuppertal in Germany. After 5 years with Bausch he returned to Australia. Michael’s choreographic works include The Mango (1985) and Image (1986) for Dance North; Rushdipslideloop (1988) and Synthetic Sox (1989) for ADT; three independent works including Driving Me in New York (1994); Homeland (1999) for the Centre for the Performing Arts, Adelaide; the first stage of development of a new work Ducking (2000); and Achtung Honey! (2000 - originally created in Frankfurt in 1999) and Oysterland (2001) for One Extra Dance Company to name a few.

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