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ArtsLab11 Reflection: What was the experience?

Photography by Yann Audic

My 2011 ArtsLab year has come to an end, and upon reflection, I know this experience will continue to shape the paths I forge and the stepping stones I choose to jump, to come. However, before I close this chapter, I want to briefly reflect and in turn reveal, what my ArtsLab11 experience has really […]


Homunculus: Am I really around the corner?

Homunculus: Am I really around the corner?

I am nearing the end of ArtsLab, and I can’t believe how fast the last few weeks have flown. In this flurry, my piece is finally beginning to develop a pair of wings of its own (several pairs, in fact) and I am relishing the flight of many of my most treasured ideas and images. […]


Woyzeck for ‘Under the Radar’, Brisbane Festival: To Revisit

Woyzeck for ‘Under the Radar’, Brisbane Festival: To Revisit

I am ‘on tour’. I am in sunny Brisbane performing in Netta Yashchin’s Woyzeck [Arts Radar/Amy Morcom] for the Brisbane Festival’s ‘Under the Radar’ Program. This is my first experience touring, and it is a humbling to say the least.


Myers Briggs Type Indicator: Am I really an ENTJ?

Myers Briggs Type Indicator: Am I really an ENTJ?

I was spring cleaning my bedroom over the weekend, when I stumbled upon a series of results from a Vocational Testing Program I had completed in Year 10. Curious as always, I filed through the subtests that assessed eight aptitudes: Verbal Reasoning, Numerical Ability, Abstract Reasoning, Perceptional Speed and Accuracy, Mechanical Reasoning, Space Relations, Spelling […]


ArtsLab11 Work-in-Progress: To Ponder

Photo by Pollyanna Kaisa Nowicki

I’ve finally managed to find (yes, find) two days, in fact, the last two days in my July Holiday Break (I work during School Term) to reflect on my first work-in-progress piece for ArtsLab11.


Theatre Mathematics

Theatre Mathematics

Movement (Flesh/Body x Surface x Texture) + Light + Sound = My work-in-progress AND Rachel x Sleep x Food + One Week (Technical + Dress Rehearsal) x LOTS OF HARD WORK = Very Excited Rachel!


Phone Conversations: To Categorise

Phone Conversations: To Categorise

Why do I categorise the world around me? What are my categories of choice? On Saturday evening, I had a delightful phone conversation with my friend Nick. We have known each other for quite some time and despite not keeping in contact as much as we used to, our one and a half hour phone […]


Dinner Conversations: What is Impulse?

Dinner Conversations: What is Impulse?

What is impulse? Is it intuition or instinct? Or something else all together? Lately, I have been pondering over the question of impulse, and what it is to be impulsive. If I were to be honest, I would never describe myself as one that follows their impulses. I am orderly and organised, and although occasionally […]


The Colour Wheel: Why am I drawn to … ?

The Colour Wheel: Why am I drawn to … ?

I have always had an interest in The Colour Wheel, and why it is that I am constantly drawn to particular colours, shades, hues and tones. Could it be the charm of the colour? Perhaps the shimmer of a shade? Or even, how light hits the hue of a tone? I am meticulous and am […]


The Red Shoes: To Dance (uncontrollably)

The Red Shoes: To Dance (uncontrollably)

A curtain draws open. Its thick fabric, red and rich, ripples to reveal a man. This man – a shoemaker (Leonide Massine) begins to ‘chasse’, ‘pas-de-bouree’ and ‘pirouette’; a pair of ballet shoes held in each of his hands. She (Moira Shearer) suddenly appears. Her body is lyrical and lucid, and her steps are as […]


DV8 Physical Theatre: To Swing & To Sway

DV8 Physical Theatre: To Swing & To Sway

DV8 Physical Theatre – The Cost of Living (2004) What is it that you see when you watch this film foot-age? What is it that you hear? And feel? Or smell? And most importantly, what do you experience (and notice you experience) in and through your own body? The power of sight – to look, […]