Natalie Abbot presents (re)PURPOSE: the MVMNT

Next Wave 2014 alumna Natalie Abbot presents the world premiere of (re)PURPOSE: the MVMNT, as part of her Dancehouse Housemate artist-in-residence. In (re)PURPOSE: the MVMNT, Abbott appropriates the influential ballet solo, The Dying Swan (1905), to examine our expectations of dance performances, female characters and the limits of the body. She takes a lateral, multi-directional approach that both resists and caters […]

Tiny Stadiums at PACT

The PACT Centre for Emerging Artists  Tiny Stadiums Festival is now in its 6th year and it’s stacked with Next Wave Alumni. Nat Abbott (NWF 2012, 2014) will be feeling the burn with Deep Flex, a highly physical, extra sensory episode of performance. This bendy stretchy interactive experience takes a bodybuilder, a dancer, loud music and live instructions to start […]

Deep Soulful Sweats part 5

Spring has sprung and it’s time to get sweaty! NW artists Natalie Abbott, Sarah Ann Aiken and Rebecca Jensen along with fellow elemental guru, Janine Proost, are here to bring us together in bright shiny unison  for Deep Soulful Sweats part 5. It’s an all in, neo pagin yogic aerobics celebration of sweaty togetherness. And this […]

TRTH+FNTSY

Phantom Limbs (NW Alumni 2010) are bringing their latest double bill TRTH+FNTSY to the Melbourne Fringe Festival this October. Fantasy Solo 5, a work by guest choreographer Luke George, allows one solo to shift the shape of five dancers between the real and the imagined, exploring the differences in oneness and our perceptions of others […]

NW Alumni in Melbourne Fringe

The Melbourne Fringe Festival is coming!! This years program is jam-packed with offerings from a host of NW artists past and present NWF 2012 festival hit Blindscape is back to pull you into a dark alternate world, where the boundaries between reality and technology blur. With the help of your iPod Touch, you search for […]

Pegboard 16 May is out!

Our latest Pegboard is out with some very special news, we’ve selected 6 amazing projects to be a part of the 2014 Festival! There’s also some great shows to see, Kickstart artists and alumni doing their thing, opportunities for artists and just a little bit of Bowie. Get all the goss here!

Festival Artists Announced

We’re absolutely delighted to announce the six new Festival artists recently selected by our unique response to our Festival theme and a sense of adventure, sensitivity and inquisitiveness that we adore.  We can’t wait to share their projects with you.  And in the mean time, learn a little more about each of them here: Jackson […]

Natalie Abbott

Natalie Abbott is an avid performer, choreographer and experimental media artist and is constantly inspired and surprised by the potential of the human body and mind. She has toured with her own choreographic projects throughout Europe, Asia and America, and worked with independent choreographers and visual artists in Melbourne, UK and NY. Her works include Ultimate Pressure, […]

Physical Fractals remount at PACT

Alumna Natalie Abbott is remounting her 2012 NWF work PHYSICAL FRACTALS as part of PACT Theatre’s Month of Dance , a program of intriguing and mesmerising works by the next gen of Australian performers and choreographers. The performance is an up-close, sensory experience – hypnotic movement, whirring microphones, blinking lights, intimate encounters – a dance work […]

Next Wave at Dance Massive

We’re gearing up for a month of amazing dance works with Dance Massive 2013. The program spans a range of venues including Arts House, Dancehouse and Malthouse Theatre and features stacks of past and present NW artists. Natalie Abbott is re-mounting her NWF2012 work Physical Fractals with current kickstart artist Sarah Aiken, and Atlanta Eke […]