Love Death Taxes [2020]

Love Death Taxes [2020]

L-R standing: Vanessa Yeomans, Carolyn Forte, Sky River, Kathy Boxall, Fran Gronow, Jen Kain, Chrissy Maddison, Zai Burke, Lachlan Kelly, Gordon Nankivell, Millie Kitchener L-R seated: Sharon Kennedy, Beth Ferguson, Siobhan Maiden, Vahri McKenzie, Andrew Robinson, Cherie Fielder, Theresa Wilks.  Photograph by Kate Ingarfield. Siobhan…

Love You, Stranger [2019]

Love You, Stranger [2019]

A dramatic dance choreographed by Shona Erskine and presented at The Blue Room Theatre, 26 November – 14 December 2019, Love You, Stranger tells three true crime stories of Australian women. Vahri McKenzie researched the cases of Audrey Jacob, Ellen Thomson and Martha Rendell to…

The Other Writing Group [2015 – 2017]

The Other Writing Group [2015 – 2017]

The Other Writing Group offered a workshop model for writers to explore the embodied dimensions of writing in a community of peers to enhance individual creative writing practices. This research shows that relaxation and repetition are important strategies in a productive writing practice. The workshop model…

Underscore Alchemy [2013-2014]

Underscore Alchemy [2013-2014]

Underscore Alchemy investigates how artists from disciplines outside the performing arts might engage with Nancy Stark Smith’s framework for researching and engaging in movement improvisation, the Underscore, in order to enhance their creative practices. Inspired by the Underscore, I developed a workshop methodology in which…

Moving Knowledge [2014-2017]

Moving Knowledge [2014-2017]

Through case studies of Western Australian choreographers involved with Natalie Cursio’s With a Bullet: The Album Project, Moving Knowledge explores how complex dance vocabularies challenge the view of human memory and cognition as merely representational and declarative, thus informing new perspectives on the links between memory,…