About Rebecca and Sarah’s Residency

This LGI Residency sees Rebecca Jensen and Sarah Aiken collaborate on the development of new work What am I supposed to do?

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

“What am I supposed to do? (WAISTD) draws from previous works Underworld (Supercell 2017, Darebin Arts 2017) and ongoing participatory project Deep Soulful Sweats.

“WAISTD questions the complexities and complicity of contemporary Australia. Weaving a dark, hopeful and irreverent cautionary tale, Rebecca and Sarah will undertake initial research in creating an interactive collage of the cultural detritus of colonial Australia.”

Rebecca and Sarah are teaching class during their residency.
Sarah’s class is on 15 April, while Rebecca is teaching on 18 April. More info on their classes can be found at our Calendar.

About Rebecca Jensen and Sarah Aiken

Aiken and Jensen have a long history of creating experimental choreography and performance in theatres, galleries, community, film, music & site responsive contexts. 

Their work has been described as formally reckless, slipping between codified forms and unbridled invention. Their freeform maximalist style has no rules, amassing multiple images in a torrent of references, satirical, sincere, absurd and unapologetic. Since 2010 they have produced world-class, experimental choreography, presented in Canada, Italy, France, New Zealand and more locally Dance Massive, Keir Choreographic Awards, Next Wave, Brisbane Festival, Castlemaine State Festival and Dark MOFO.

Their ongoing project Deep Soulful Sweats creates collective experiences for audiences to come together in ecstatic, inclusive and unrehearsed performance experiences.

With an award-winning creative team, WAISTD knits together threads from Aiken and Jensen’s oeuvre, pushing their work into unknown territory in this new ambitious participatory project.

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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Image: Tearlach Wales [cropped]