JENNIFER GREER HOLMES
Jennifer Greer Holmes is a creative producer of live performance. Subversive and irreverent, her work is punk, queer and feminist. She also works in music management & performance documentation. Jennifer is collaborating on participatory performance works in various stages of development with Chris Scherer (The Things I Should Be Sorry For, a durational dance theatre installation), and Ashton Malcolm, Josephine Were and Meg Wilson (Sometimes I… a party about puberty for girls aged 9-11). She is developing a trilogy of art parties exploring sex, love and death rituals (Date Night, Temple of Love and Remember You Must Die), and curated the Waterside program in Port Adelaide’s Laneway Festival in 2016 and 2017.
Jennifer is one half of feminist DJ duo Bad Jelly. She was awarded a 2015 Stigwood Music Management Fellowship. She works in curatorial, producing and management roles and is the co-founding Director of the Festival of Unpopular Culture.
Josephine Were is a performer and theatre-maker from South Australia. She’s interested in community story telling – in new stories and perspectives. She is searching always to uncover relevant and visceral ways to find and share these. She’s created and/or performed with many art organisations and festivals both locally and interstate, including Country Arts SA, State Theatre Company of SA, Festival of Live Art, Restless Dance Theatre, Adelaide Festival, Melbourne & Adelaide Fringe.
Most recently Josephine has been a performer and collaborator in Meg Wilson’s epic live performance SQUASH! for the Festival of Live Art, Melbourne (2018), and assist director to Michelle Ryan in creating Intimate Space for the Adelaide Festival (2017). Josephine is an Acting graduate of The Adelaide College of the Arts, and trained also with Philippe Gaulier in Clown, Buffon and Le Jeu. She holds an MA in Performance Making from Goldsmiths College, The University of London.
Heath Britton studied a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Photography, New Media) at UniSA. Heath’s debut solo exhibition Spun and Doctored was part of the 2008 Adelaide International Guitar Festival. He works with film, animation, documentary, music, digital stories, LEDs, projection and video art.
In 2012, Heath created video and animation content for Gaelle Mellis and Vitalstatistix’s groundbreaking performance work Take Up Thy Bed and Walk, a subversive dance theatre performance about women, disability and fiction. He is a performance, event and exhibition photographer and videographer; shooting productions from across the world, specialising in live performance. Recently, he has combined his skills in animation, video and technology to create works in interactive LED installation at music festivals, gigs, shows and parties, including Hyperspace Expressway at Burning Seed Festival (NSW), House and Garden and Temple of Love at Adelaide’s Laneway Festival and Zephyr Quartet’s Adelaide Festival work Exquisite Corpse.
Belinda Gehlert is a classically trained violinist who holds a Bachelor in Classical Performance and a Post Graduate Diploma in Jazz Performance from the University of Adelaide.
An accomplished performer, improviser, composer and arranger, Belinda’s experience as a freelance artist spans many genres. In addition to her work with Zephyr Quartet, Belinda is a freelance composer and theatre performer and works regularly with Patch Theatre Company and has toured Australia, New Zealand and America. Belinda is a casual musician with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, a member of the Adelaide Art Orchestra and violinist in Golonka!
Alexis West has worked as a dancer, choreographer, performer, writer, theatre-maker and filmmaker over the past 20 years. As a Birri Gubba, Wakka Wakka and Kanak woman, Alexis is passionate about First Nation people’s voices as well as the stories of people with disability and people from diverse backgrounds.
She has worked as an artistic director, writer, and facilitator for organisations including the Karrikarrinya Theatre Collective, SA Writers Centre, Spirit Festival, Our Mob, Art Gallery SA, and Adelaide Fringe. Alexis has devised and directed new works for No Strings Attached Theatre of Disability since 2008, and worked as AD, co-writer and performer for State Theatre Company SA. Recently she was Co-Curator of the 2017 Australian Theatre Forum, with colleague Steve Mayhew.
Jaru West is a Birri Gunna, Wakka Wakka, Kanak man. He is an emerging multi-disciplinary artist who has recently performed in ActNow Theatre’s award winning in schools show, Responding to Racism and is a prolific sketch artist. He has been downhill skating for two years.
JEAN LOW aka FERRY
Ferry exists as a mystery—elusive, aloof, teasing the curiosity, changing the mind. The solo project of Jean Low, lead singer and guitarist of Giants Must Fall, Ferry is the creative output of a very diverse, sometimes confused individual who just likes to make things look and sound pretty.
Daniel Kok studied BA (Honours) Fine Art & Critical Theory at Goldsmiths College, MA Solo/Dance/Authorship at the Inter-University Centre for Dance and Advanced Performance and Scenography Studies. Between 2005 and 2010, he was an Associate Artist at The Substation. In 2008, he received the Young Artist Award from National Arts Council (Singapore).
Daniel’s works have been performed in various cities in Asia, Europe, Australia and North America, notably ImpulsTanz (Vienna), Festival/Tokyo and AsiaTOPA (Melbourne). In 2017, he was commissioned by the Singapore International Festival (SIFA) to direct. Daniel is also the artistic director of Dance Nucleus, a space for creative development for independent dance in Singapore.