JO LLOYD is a dance artist based in Melbourne. Her work explores choreography as a social encounter, revealing behaviour over specific durations, under particular circumstances. A graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts, she has been presenting her work for over 15 years, in gallery spaces and theatres in Japan, New York, Hong Kong, Melbourne International Arts Festival, Dance Massive, Next Wave Festival and Lucy Guerin’s Pieces for Small Spaces. Recent projects include; the premier of Confusion for Three at Arts House, (nominated for a 2016 Australian Dance Award – Outstanding Achievement in Independent Dance), How Choreography Works with Deanne Butterworth and Shelley Lasica at West Space and for the Biennale of Sydney at the AGNSW and choreography for Nicola Gunn’s, Piece for Person and Ghetto Blaster (winner of two Green Room Awards). She was recently appointed as the Resident Director of Lucy Guerin Inc. (LGI) for 2016.
She has performed extensively in the works of Shelley Lasica (Solos For Other People Dance Massive 2015), Chunky Move (Gideon Obarzanek), Sandra Parker, Prue Lang, Ros Warby and Shian Law. Other notable works include curating 24 HOURS at Dancehouse (2010) which was featured on the ABC, choreography for Half Brother by visual artist David Rosetzky, assistant to Alicia Frankovich (ACCA, Melbourne Festival 2014) and a durational work with Nicola Gunn for MelbourneNOW (White Night 2014) at NGVI, Gertrude Contemporary (with artist Stephen Bram), West Space and Bus Projects.
This year Jo will develop her new work, Like Air, Like Nothing at LGI. She is also creating a work with Nicola Gunn to premiere in September; she will continue to work with Ranters Theatre on their production Come Away with me to the End of the World, to premier at the Malthouse Theatre 2016. Jo has received several Green Room and Australian Dance Award nominations, two Asialink Performing Arts Residencies (Japan 2004-5) and the Dancehouse Housemate Residency (2008). Jo has taught throughout Australia and overseas for Akram Khan, Jacobs Pillow, Hong Kong Academy, Bangarra, ADT, and regularly at Chunky Move, VCA and Lucy Guerin Inc. Jo is a member of the Green Room Awards Dance Panel and the co-presenter of Dancing on The Radio on Triple R.
DAVID ROSETZKY is a video artist, who creates skillfully crafted portraits in which identity, as a play between individuality and community is intimately explored. Best known for his video installations on which he collaborates with professionals from the fields of dance, theatre, film and music. David has worked on his projects with choreographers: Lucy Guerin, Stephanie Lake, Jo Lloyd and Gideon Oberzanek; dancers: Alasdair Macindoe, Charmene Yap, Deanne Butterworth, Josh Mu, Lee Serle and Jessie Oshodi; actors: Cate Blanchett, Alexandra Schepisi, Mark Leonard Winter, Dimitri Baveas and Stephen Phillips; theatre maker/ writer Margaret Cameron and composer and sound designer J.David Franzke.
In 2014 David was co-commissioned by Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) and Carriageworks to create the moving image work Gaps (2014) that premiered at ACMI, Melbourne in 2014, and featured in the group exhibition 24 Frames per Second at Carriageworks, Sydney in 2015. In 2008 David was commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra to produce the video Portrait of Cate Blanchett (2008) that is on permanent display at the Portrait Gallery in Canberra and was also included in The Third ICP Triennial of Photography and Video at the International Centre for Photography, New York, (2009) and the group exhibition Ourselves at ACCA, Melbourne in 2010. In 2013 The Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne curated True Self: David Rosetzky Selected works, a survey exhibition spanning 15 years of practice, that toured nationally. For this exhibition, the CCP commissioned David to make the video Half Brother, which was included in the exhibitions: Melbourne Now, National Gallery of Victoria, 2014; As Long as You Move, Ark Galerie, Jogjakarta (2014) and Light Moves, National Gallery of Australia (2014). David was the recipient of the ACCA Commission 2008, for which he made the feature length video How to Feel (2008). In 2013 David was artist in residence at the Monash University Prato Centre in Prato, Italy, where he collaborated with local performing artists and a film crew to make the video installation Incomplete, open (2013/14) which was exhibited at 10 Cubed Gallery in Melbourne and Monash University Prato Centre in 2014.