Dance artist Linda Luke and film maker Martin Fox conducted workshops between June and September 2012 to work with local Narrandera residents aged over 70 to create a dance film about the poetics of the older body. The workshops culminated in a film shoot week in September to create the short film Dance Diaries: Home.
The dance film had a screening in 2013 with music composed by The Cad Factory's Vic McEwan.
Rural Residency Program
The Cad Factory Rural Residency Program invites national and international artists to work at the Old Birrego School, a remote, disused, one room school built in 1886. The project aims to increase opportunities for exposure to high quality artistic programming in regional Australia and allow communities to engage with artistic process during the creation of major site specific artwork(s).
This program affords artists the opportunity to consider their practice within the remote horizons of the Australian landscape and its immense panorama of time and space. Each artist will maintain a blog during their residency.
Linda Luke has been a dancer and performance maker since 1997. Her solo performances include: Thirteen, presented at the LiveWorks Festival (Performance Space 2010); Hoodie at Wagga Wagga theatre (2011); Still Point Turning at Electric Lodge in Los Angeles (2010); and a tour of Borderlines to three cities in Australia (2008). In 2010 she was commissioned by Campbelltown Arts Centre to create the first of a triptych of dance video works entitled Dance Diaries, investigating home and homelessness in Australian society today.
Dance Diaries Workshop
Various locations in Narrandera
June, August, September 2012
Participants over 70 explored home and dancing with Linda Luke through a series of movement workshops. They also worked with filmmaker Martin Fox to create a short film.
Greater Kengal Network of Small Schools
Linda Luke led movement workshops with students from Pleasant Hills, Milbrulong, Yerong Creek and Boree Creek over a day of creative arts development.
This project was supported by the Regional Arts Fund.