ReadyMade Works is delighted to present Happy Hour  within March Dance. Happy Hour is ReadyMade’s signature program for sharing the extraordinary practices of Sydney’s independent dance artists. This edition features three new short-works from Katina Olsen, Muarsaki Penguin (Anna Kuroda and David Kirkpatrick) and Ryuichi Fujimura. Reflecting the diverse, self-defined and sustained work being created by artists in Sydney, we are thrilled to be able to share these works, which each of the artists is (or has been) busy presenting internationally and interstate. Join us at Readymade Works in the early evening of the first weekend of March Dance for a unique hour of performance.

Artists: Katina Olsen, Murasaki Penguin and Ryuichi Fujimura

Katina Olsen is a proud Wakka Wakka and Kombumerri dancer / choreographer currently based between Sydney and the Sunshine Coast in Australia. Her choreographic interests lie in the fusions of her Indigenous cultural dance and story with contemporary dance, film, theatre, moving sculpture and installation.

Murasaki Penguin is an interdisciplinary collaboration between dancer/choreographer Anna Kuroda and sound/multimedia artist David Kirkpatrick. Based in Western Sydney, their work crosses cultures and the boundaries of dance, sound, video, electronics and large scale installation – with a focus on interactivity and live performance.

Ryuichi Fujimura is an independent dance artist based in Sydney. His unique autoethnographic approach to solo work, has recently seen his creations toured to Finland for LONELY IN THE RAIN? and Taiwan for 2018 Taiwan Dance Platform.

Curators: Patricia Wood, Adelina Larsson and Rhiannon Newton

Photo: Katina Olsen ‘namu nunar’ photo by Trina Cary Photography


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