Murwillumbah based dancer, Kayah Guenther is one of the collaborating artists engaged in No Difference – the latest research and development project held at The Arts Centre Gold Coast from 4 – 10 February 2017.
The No Difference project led by Creative Director, Philip Channells and collaborators. It is an important partnership between The Arts Centre Gold Coast and Dance Integrated Australia and is designed to challenge perceptions and encourage change in the cultural landscape of dance.
The cultural heart of the Gold Coast, The Arts Centre is the most significant performing arts infrastructure in the region. It produces and champions work that engages with a broad range of community members.
Dancers: Meredith Kalaman, Kayah Guenther & Travers Ross / Photo: Sam James
The creative line up for No Difference also includes Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sydney and NSW Northern Rivers based artists with and without disability including: Marissa Burgess, Tess Eckert, Maitreyah Guenther, Tom Hogan, Shenae Howe, Sam James, Travers Ross, Kerrie Scott, Lauren Watson, Gavin Webber and Sandi Woo. Guest artist from Vancouver, Meredith Kalaman also joins this stage of the creative process.
This project is proudly supported by The Arts Centre Gold Coast Benefactors.
Kayah Guenther is an original and founding member of Studio Aperio. Since 2011 he has developed his skills through engaging in workshop programs, performances and artistic collaborations including Accessible Arts’ ‘Creating Connections’ launch and Second Skin for the Catalyst Dance Masterclass Series and Residency Program; Dwell – A Triple Bill (Dance Integrated Australia & Sprung Integrated Dance Theatre); Shades of Us (Australian Youth Dance Festival); The Corner Dance Lab (Dance Integrated Australia & The Farm); No Difference (The Arts Centre Gold Coast & Dance Integrated Australia); CAMP (Back to Back Theatre).
In 2015 he established a mentorship with Gavin Webber and collaborated with HW Collective on a short film titled, The Battle, which was selected for the Northern Rivers Screenworks ‘Createability’ program. The Battle was screened as part of the Flickerfest 2016 program and has been chosen to screen at the International Short Film Festival Oberhousen, Germany in May 2016.
Main Photo: Kate Holmes