About Ivey’s Residency

This LGI Residency sees Ivey developing a new work.

Here’s what Ivey said of the project on the eve of the residency:

“I will be making dressage choreography for humans; where dressage represents the violent abstractions that characterise the capitalist wage relation. I will also be working with the pelvis as the locus for bodily revivification and for conjuring magic in a time of the living dead.

I’ll be collaborating with Daniel Jenatsch on music and will dance alone, and with friends as they are available including Ellen Davies, Megan Payne and Sarah Aiken.”

About Ivey Wawn

Ivey Wawn makes dance-based work for various contexts, drawing poetics from economic and microbial systems to develop choreography for the human scale.

She was commissioned by Kaldor Public Art Projects to present Surfacing in the frame of Project 34; Asad Raza’s Absorption, 2019. Her work, Greyness and Infinity (2017), was developed and presented in Underbelly Arts Festival and presented at RMIT Design Hub in 2018 with the support of Liquid Architecture. Adventure Dances (2016) was made with support from DirtyFeet, and her colour dances (Spectral) have been shown at various galleries and art events in Sydney between 2016 and 2018. She also has an ongoing collaborative project with visual artist, Mark Mailler called Consejos de Farez, that has been supported by Critical Path and presented at First Draft Gallery (Sydney). 

In 2020, Ivey will make a new group work for Next Wave 2020: A Government of Artists, and a solo for Dirtyfeet’s new program for continued support to alumni.

She works extensively as a performer primarily between Sydney and Melbourne, with national and international artists, including Angela Goh, Atlanta Eke, Asad Raza, Brooke Stamp, Melanie-Jame Wolf, Rhiannon Newton, Tino Sehgal, Xavier Le Roy and more. Ivey also sells her labour as a waiter between projects and studies Political Economy at the University of Sydney.

She is grateful for the development support she has received from Ausdance NSW, Australia Council for the Arts, Bundanon Trust, Critical Path, DanceWEB Scholarship, DirtyFeet, Ian Potter Cultural Trust, Readymade Works, and more. 

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.

Out of Time residencies take place during evenings and weekends. This format offers choreographers more flexibility in their schedule as well as optimising the use of these stunning studio spaces.

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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