About Deanne Butterworth’s LGI Residency

For her LGI residency, Deanne will be joined in the studio by dancers Kara Burdack, Ben Hurley, and Michaela Ottone to undertake the first development for a new work which will continue throughout the second part of 2019.

Working with a series of repetitive rhythms, counts and movements, Deanne will use an existing short work to expand it further into a group piece for five dancers. This work is influenced by the Erik Satie piece Curtain of a Voting Booth.

At the end of the residency, Deanne sat with LGI Studio Producer, Tom Pritchard, to discuss her work
Discussion with Deanne Butterworth

About Deanne Butterworth

Deanne Butterworth is a highly acclaimed Melbourne based dancer and choreographer. Her interests lie in the transfer of information and ideas from one body to another, the creation of energies, systems, languages and understanding developed in isolation and within groups of people. Her work is often responsive to the space in which it is shown and can involve still images, sound, music, text and video.Her works have taken place in a variety of settings including traditional performance spaces as well as galleries and outdoors.

Deanne’s work has been shown for Next Wave Festival, NGV Melbourne Now, Dancehouse, Lucy Guerin Inc.’s Pieces for Small Spaces, Melbourne Fringe, Dance New Amsterdam (NYC), Hong Kong Fringe (with Jo Lloyd), PAF France, West Space and more. She has worked with Phillip Adams, Tim Darbyshire, Rebecca Jensen, Shelley Lasica, Shian Law, Jo Lloyd, Sandra Parker, Brooke Stamp and others.

Throughout 2017-2019, Deanne is a studio artist at Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne.

About LGI Residencies

LGI Residencies offer artists the freedom to explore new ideas, develop new works and cultivate their choreographic practice. Studio space and administrative support are offered by LGI, as well as the opportunity to share outcomes of the residency in a way that best supports the artist in residence.

For more information on LGI’s residency program and the other 2019 Artists-in-Residence, please visit the Residency tab on our Programs page. Each will also have a blog post, offering an insight into their projects as they progress - find these on our About page under News.

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Image: Gregory Lorenzutti