Tyrel Dulvarie

Tyrel Dulvarie dance

Introducing Tyrel Dulvarie, a recipient of The Corner Dance Lab – Indigenous Residency Scholarship made possible through support from Arts Northern Rivers.

Dulvarie joins fellow scholarship recipient, Amrita Hepi in a 9-day dance residency being held at Jasper Corner, Federal from 15 – 23 January 2016.  The annual event is led by Philip Channells (Dance Integrated Australia) and Gavin Webber (The Farm Company) with emerging and established guest artists from the local area, across Australia, the UK & Timor-Leste.

The Corner Dance Lab is a regional NSW annual event designed to connect local and metropolitan-based dance artists and to enliven and support the development of dance in the local region. It also provides professional development opportunities for participants to engage with some of the countries best talent and create pathways for new creative investigations.

I am very thrilled to be a participant of The Corner Dance Lab 2016. I am also very grateful and humble to have received the Indigenous scholarship to attend. I am looking forward to this week as I go in with an open mind to learn, collaborate and experiment with other artist.. Tyrel Dulvarie

Concluding the week, The Main Event performance will showcase new experimental choreographies developed at The Corner Dance Lab. The limited seating performance will be held at Jasper Corner at 7:30pm on Saturday 23 January. Catering for the event is courtesy of The Rosebank Store’s Fusion Kitchen, highlighting certified organic and locally sourced ingredients, Assamese curries, global flavours with a home style flair. Food will be available to purchase from 6pm. BYO refreshments.

Tickets for The Main Event can be purchased at the door – adults $15 / concession $10. Limited seating available.


Tyrel Dulvarie is a Yirriganydji man from Far North Queensland Cairns, with Malaysian, Aboriginal, German heritage. He started dancing at the age of 17 and is a 2013 graduate of the Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts (ACPA). Dulvarie has performed nationally and abroad. Tyrel has been privileged to train under well-respected artists such as Penelope Mullen, Sunday Lucia, Lucee Aldous, Nik Hills, Fiona Cullen, Brian Lucas, William Matherson (Uncle Country), Vanessa Mafe-Keane, Laine Loxlea-Danann, Viv Anderson, Jeanee Fabila and Smila Sinak.

Most recently, Tyrel has danced for Ochre Contemporary Dance Company in Perth, Western Australia, featuring in Articulating Landscapes and Dreamtide. In June 2014, he featured in Penelope Mullen’s Danse Noir at the Judith Wright Centre for Contemporary Arts. Also he made it into the Top 50 of Season 4 So You Think You Can Dance. While undertaking studies at ACPA, Tyrel had the privilege to perform works by Penelope Mullen and Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s Firebird Suite, Richard Causer’s Entity, Albert David’s Giz, Wesley Enoch’s Up The Ladder and Leah Purcell’s Stolen.

Tyrel aspires to be a multi-faceted performer specializing in physical theatre, contemporary and commercial dance.

Photo: Chris Mifsud