Introducing Dominic T. Rado

Dominic T. Rado

Dance Integrated Australia hosts the third annual Beyond Technique Residency at Budnanon Trust 1 – 8 November 2015. Joining the artistic line up is Northern Rivers based musician, Dominic T. Rado.

The Beyond Technique Residency is a disability-inclusive, contemporary dance residency which attracts dancers from around the globe. Based at Bundanon Trust’s Riversdale property this fully accessible live-in residency provides artists from diverse background an opportunity to share new skills and experience of dance education and performance making.

Dominic will be joined by a diverse line up of artists working across dance, physical theatre, sound design, visual arts, projection and film including James Brown, Laure Bachelot, Sean Campbell, Philip Channells, Samuel James, Katina Olsen and Kellie O’Dempsey.

This will be the the 5th time we’re working together. Not once have I walked away empty handed from these experiences. Philip creates a kind of space that’s 100% devoted to the work. Looking forward to seeing where he takes dance this time. Dominic T. Rado

Riversdale is an accessible venue and there will be Auslan interpreters available for deaf participants. Expression of Interest forms can be found here.

For more information about the residency click here or email the Project Manager or text / telephone +61 432 714 534.


Born in Sydney, Newtown in 1992 Dominic has been playing the violin since the age of four. The Rado family moved to Hungary in 1997, where Dominic took music lessons for eight years and after was accepted into the Egressy Beni Conservatorium of Music in Budapest. After 12 years of classical training in his last two years at the Conservatorium he decided to study jazz. Dominic’s enthusiasm for jazz and improvising started there at the age of 16.

After finishing school Dominic left Hungary at age 19 and returned to Australia where he traveled the countryside for a short time before he settled on the North Coast of NSW in Byron Bay.

Playing to a variety of audiences throughout the shire from 2012, whether busking on the colourful streets or performing with bands and artists like The Soulshakers, Laura Targett, Wondering Eyes and other local artist. Between the live shows and other projects Dominic is a private violin tutor as well. He’s also a relief teacher (violin) at Shearwater Steiner School. Through his teaching he wishes to hand on his love for the instrument maintaining the freedom of play and fun in music and ensure the necessary discipline of basic techniques to create a solid foundation that knowledge and experience can be based on.

With a strong aim to strip the violin of all its perceived stereotypes and place the instrument in a more popular spotlight, Dominic’s improvisation technique allows him to easily adapt to almost any musical environment.

Dominic is also part of a trio called Hunter & Smoke as a personal project. They write and perform original compositions.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, AMP Foundation and Bundanon Trust. This project is endorsed by the World Dance Alliance. Dance Integrated Australia is an Associate Organisation of Ausdance NSW 2016 – 2018.

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