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Philip Channells

Philip Channells (director / choreographer) is considered one of Australia’s leading disability-inclusive dance practitioners. He is Creative Director of Dance Integrated Australia, former Artistic Director of Restless Dance Theatre, and has worked in the UK with Candoco, StopGAP and Corali dance companies, Adam Benjamin and the Scottish Dance Theatre.

His choreographic credits include: Off The Record (2016) – a collaboration with Force Majeure, PERFECT (im)PERFECTIONS – stories untold, The Main Event (2014), Skin-deep, Enter & Exit (2013), Second Skin, inPerspective #1, Lythophytes & Epiphytes (2012), Next of Kin (2010).

Philip is fiercely committed to the development of thriving artistic cultural communities that integrate people from diverse age groups, backgrounds and life experience.

Through his work in regional NSW, across Australia, the UK, Norway, Finland, Russia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Papua New Guinea, Philip builds a collaborative environment conducive to creativity and social inclusion. He’s committed to developing the cultural landscape of dance through redefining an artistic practice that is inclusive of people from diverse backgrounds, different embodiment and life experience.

Photo: Veda Dante