SARAH AIKEN is a dancer, teacher and choreographer with an extensive body of work presented nationally and internationally. Solo and collaborative projects engage rigorously with participation, scale and waste, repurposing technology and recycling content and objects into assemblages which consider the self, materiality and how we come together.
Choreographic work includes Make Your Life Count (in development, Artshouse ,WXYZ), Piece (for Pieces) (PIECES-LGI and The Substation. 2019), Light, colour and quiet conversation (TO MAKE TO DO/Neon Park,
Critical Mass/Brunswick Mechanics Institute 2018), SARAH AIKEN (Tools for Personal Expansion)(Keir Choreographic Award, 2016, Metro Arts 2017), SET (Dancehouse’s Housemate artist in residence, 2015, Dancemakers Toronto 2018), Three Short Dances (Les Plateaux de la Briqueterie. Paris 2015, Keir Choreographic Award, 2014), Set (Lucy Guerin Inc. Piece’s for Small Spaces, 2013, EDC Solo Festival of Dance 2014) as well as a range of short form and collaborative projects across music, live art, film, photography and visual arts.
Sarah is co-director of Deep Soulful Sweats working with Rebecca Jensen to create work that engages rigorously with participation, scale, waste and reckless formalism, and recycles content to consider materiality and how we come together. Works include What Am I Supposed To Do? (WAISTD) (Arts Centre Melbourne/Melbourne Fringe 2019), Underworld (Tempo Festival Online 2020, Melbourne Knowledge Week 2019, Supercell Festival Brisbane 2017, Darebin Arts 2017), OVERWORLD (Next Wave 2014, Dance Massive 2015) and the shape-shifting participatory project Deep Soulful Sweats (Castlemaine Festival, Immigration Museum, MEL&NYC, MPavilion, Ian Potter Museum of Art, Gasworks, Tempo Festival, Santarcangelo Festival, Brisbane Festival, PICA, Next Wave Festival, Dark Faux Mo)
Image Credit: Gregory Lorenzutti