Sarah Aiken and Rebecca Jensen (VIC)

 

SARAH AIKEN
Sarah Aiken is a Melbourne based performer, choreographer and teacher originally from Bellingen NSW, performing and creating work across a wide range of contexts. Sarah’s work investigates the roles of audience, performer, subject and object, employing repurposed materials, large objects & theatrical illusions to distort & manipulate perspectives and connect tangibly with a broad audience, to consider performance as a site for community, for empathy & social exchange.

Sarah has presented work for Dancehouse (SET. Housemate Resident 2015), Keir Choreographic Award (Three Short Dances 2014, SARAH AIKEN (Tools for Personal Expansion) 2016), Les Plateaux de la Briqueterie, Paris (Three Short Dances 2015), Metro Arts, Victoria College of the Arts, ECD Solo Festival of Dance, LGI Pieces for Small Spaces as well as a range of collaborative, community and interdisciplinary projects.

REBECCA JENSEN
Rebecca Jensen is a Melbourne based choreographer, dancer and teacher from NZ, she studied at and now teaches at the Victorian College of the Arts. Choreography has been presented in Dance Massive 2017 (Deep Sea Dances) the Kier Choreographic Awards (Explorer 2016), Spring 1883, Windsor Hotel with Gertrude contemporary 2016, Melbourne Fringe Festival (POSE BAND 2015) Lucy Guerin’s Pieces for Small Spaces (Within An Inner 2011); Mo Faux Festival club, Ponderosa Tanzland, Germany, Dallas Texas Woman’s University (Head Back 2012).

Notable performances and collaborations include Lucy Guerin, Shelley Lasica, Lee Serle, Jo Lloyd, Atlanta Eke, Amos Gerdhart, Nathan Gray, Sandra Parker, Natalie Abbott, Balletlab and Luke George amongst others. Rebecca was a DanceWEB scholarship recipient in 2015 and is Phillip Adams Balletlab artist in residence 2018.

ANDREW WILSON/ANDRAS
Andrew Wilson/András is Melbourne based musician. Based around drum machine rhythms and new age synths, his original tape recordings are simultaneously contemporary in sound and difficult to carbon date, slipping comfortably between Library Music, early 90s House and Synth Instrumentals. He composed Overworld for Sarah Aiken and Rebecca Jensen’s dance production by the same name. The album playfully explored the performance’s themes of nature and astrology while sticking with familiar low-­-budget synth and drum machine instrumentation.

In addition to his production work, Wilson is the radio host of Strange Holiday on Melbourne’s Triple R 102.7fm where he champions a diverse mix of electronic sounds and Australian music.