Workshop: Improvised Movement with Olivia Millard
DatesWed 21 Feb 2024
Join us for a dance workshop and experience the artwork of Ash Keating: PRESSURE in new ways.
Facilitated by Deakin University improvised dance lecture Olivia Millard, participants will draw inspiration from the large-scale abstract paintings of Ash Keating to develop improvised movement and dance phrases. Enjoy movement and art at this very special, one-off workshop.
About your teaching artist
For the past 25 years, Olivia has worked as a performer, maker and lecturer of dance. After graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts in 1992, Olivia performed with companies and independent choreographers/directors in Australia and overseas including Rosalind Crisp, Sue Peacock, and Peter Sellars (Salzburg Festival). Olivia has created over 20 dance works, both funded and commissioned, including for the Asian Young Choreographers Project in Kaohsuing, Taiwan, and was the recipient of a Creative Development Fellowship from Arts WA in 2003. Olivia taught at WAAPA, Perth from 1999-2006 and has taught dance at Deakin University since 2007. Olivia’s PhD, from Deakin University was conferred in April 2013.
Research interests include improvisation in dance performance, site-based performance and dance installation. Olivia works as part of the Deakin University AllPlay Dance program which is undertaking research into the benefits of dance for children with disabilities.