The focus of my practice during the past four decades has been the development of Australian dance and choreography. I am interested in the notion of art understood as “public benefit” rather than the more quantifiable “audience development” of the Western entertainment paradigm. Dance has an ancient provenance that charts the relationship between doing and being. I understand dance as thought. (Russell Dumas, 2015)
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Our current performance project at Victoria University at 1pm each Wednesday during March, April and May 2015.
Current work in progress.
‘dance for the time being’ is an elaboration of the aesthetic potential of the unstable body. It explores the relationship between doing and being and is a performance text shared by all participants (dancers and associated artists). It draws together my ongoing interest in intercultural perception, audience empathy and embodied practice.