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Centre For New Geography by Victoria Chiu and RDYSTDY

January 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

CENTRE FOR NEW GEOGRAPHY is a new digital place designed and built by artists.

It is a place that looks and feels like our experiences of being in a place, of being from a place, and of our own bodies being a place where other places come together.

Geography is the study of where things are, and why they’re there. Choreographer Victoria Chiu and video artists RDYSTDY, collaborate with dancers Nebahat Erpolat, Katina Olsen, Raina Peterson and Kristina Chan, to apply questions of geography to the body and to choreography.

Centre for New Geography experiments with dance as a process towards creating a space, to achieve an immersive sense of place that can only emerge from exploration of the layers and patterns of interaction, through the body as both site and catalyst for friction.

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Watch the artists, Victoria Chiu and Hana Miller (RDYSTDY), in conversation with Adolfo Aranjuez, talking about their work here:

Image credit: Victoria Chiu and Hana Miller. Photo by Jacob Perkins.

ABOUT VICTORIA CHIU
Choreographer

Victoria Chiu trained at the VCA, Melbourne. She performed and toured extensively with Cie Nomades, Cie Gilles Jobin, Micha Purucker, Jozsef Trefeli, Fiona Malone, Bernadette Walong, with Australian Dance Theatre for Superstars of Dance. She co-created ‘Starstruck’ and ‘The Ballad of Herbie Cox’. Victoria was Dancehouse Housemate XI creating ‘Floored’, then, ‘Do You Speak Chinese?’ which premiered for Malthouse season for Dance Massive 2015. Victoria choreographed ‘Fire Monkey’ with Arts Fission, Singapore and ‘Grotto’ for AsiaTOPA, ‘Viral’, for PPY Sydney Dance Company and performed ‘What Happened in Shanghai’ in Shanghai and Melbourne. Currently she is working on international collaboration ‘Genetrix’ with Cie Jozsef Trefeli. She has appeared in digital VR and AR works by Cie Gilles Jobin in Sundance Film Festival and Venice Biennale. Victoria’s practice investigates physicalising concepts in relation to histories of self, peoples and place.

www.victoriachiu.org
Instagram: @tormaryc
Twitter: @tormaryc

ABOUT RDYSTDY
Audiovisual Artists

Hana Miller and Jacob Perkins are founders of Ready Steady Studio (RDYSTDY), a visual production animatronic puppets for Disney, Cirque and Wynn Casinos with kinetic theatre company Michael Curry Design; created animation for Vice Magazine’s online channel VBS.TV; collaborated with Atlanta Eke on Keir Choreographic Award winning Body of Work and The Unsettling with Ghenoa Gela; mounted installations and performed at Carriageworks, MONA, Dark Mofo, SPLORE, Soundstage, the National, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, 30 upstairs, Les Plateux, Dance Massive, Adelaide International Arts Festival and Performance Space New York (PS122); other moving image collaborations include work with fashion designers Otsu, Penny Sage and contemporary jeweler Lisa Walker. RDYSTDY is currently creating an online video series on inquiry based art commissioned by TVNZ and NZ on Air.

www.rdystdy.com
Instagram: @rdystdy

Centre For New Geography by Victoria Chiu and RDYSTDY is presented as part of Mapping Melbourne 2020-21.

Featured image credit: Centre For New Geography. Photo by Jacob Perkins.

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Date:
January 27
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm