Victoria Chiu’s workshop will take the body on a journey unpacking one’s own movement memory. Using structured improvisations and a process called cumulative movement, movers will physicalise concepts focusing on particular moments and reaction to place.
Very excited to be off the grid but completely surrounded by dance and creativity! A challenging, fun and generous environment to let the mind open and experience a wealth of dance practice all in one week. Victoria Chiu
Victoria Chiu trained at the VCA, Melbourne, Bachelor of Dance. She has performed and toured extensively with European companies Cie Nomades, Cie Gilles Jobin, Micha Purucker, Jozsef Trefeli and Jane Turner. In Australia she has worked with Fiona Malone, Bernadette Walong and with Australian Dance Theatre for TV show Superstars of Dance filmed in LA. Her first full length work was a Sydney/Geneva collaboration with Cie József Trefeli called ‘StarStruck’. Victoria and Roland Cox successfully created and toured ‘The Ballad of Herbie Cox’. It toured with critical acclaim across Canada was invited to Los Angeles April 2013 and to Mildura Wentworth Arts Festival 2014. Victoria was Dancehouse Housemate XI in which the work ‘Floored’ was presented in August 2013.
Victoria has been in residence at Footscray Community Arts Centre since September 2013 while working on last work ‘Do You Speak Chinese?’, this work premiered with critical acclaim in March as part of the 2015 Malthouse season for Dance Massive and is now going to Shanghai International Arts Festival October 2015. Victoria has received the Lydia Hao Emerging Artist Award 2013, a Playking Foundation Asian Performing Arts Travel Grant 2015 and has been a Multicultural Arts Victoria Ambassador for Melbourne Festival since 2013.
Photo: Gregory Lorenzutti