MAV welcomes Dr. Priya Srinivasan to the role of Lead, Strategic Projects.
Priya has been working with us in a consulting capacity for many months, helping us shape our new strategic directions. We are delighted that she has agreed to make that a permanent arrangement, with a leadership role in key sector development initiatives. Over the coming months, Priya will be rolling out a series of capacity building opportunities to enable partner organisations to strengthen their work in cultural equity. Watch this space for more news on these exciting developments.
Priya comes to MAV with a wealth of experience in changemaking. She is an independent artist/choreographer/writer who lives and works in the lands of the Wurundjeri and Boonwurrung people in Melbourne, combining theory and practice to work towards social justice issues through art. Her performances prioritize feminist decolonization processes making visible minority women’s histories. Her experimental, postcolonial work rooted in South Asian classical dance practice has been presented in major festivals and venues internationally. Her intercultural collaborative feminist work with First Nations artists “Churning Waters” toured India for Australia Fest. She has curated and choreographed several projects in partnership with Hermitage Museum Amsterdam, Berlin Wall Memorial, Rockbund Art Museum Shanghai, Spaces Chennai, Shoonya Bangalore, Highways Los Angeles, Creative Victoria, DFAT, Australian High Commission, MAV, Bunjil Place and Dancehouse. She is Co-Director of the South Asian Arts Pathways Program and co-Artistic director of Sangam: Performing Arts Festival of South Asia and Diaspora, enabling a single platform for classical, contemporary and experimental forms in partnership with MAV and supported by Creative Victoria. She has a PhD in Performance Studies from Northwestern University, obtained tenure and worked as an Associate Professor at University of California, Riverside, Visiting Professor at Leiden University, Netherlands and at the Alfred Deakin Institute in Melbourne. She is also the award winning author of Sweating Saris: Indian Dance as Transnational Labour.