This year, as both a performer (singing and dancing) and choreographer, I worked on another collaboration with composer, Padma Newsome. It is a full length music narrative, a “P’opera,” called 2 Moon Smile, which was premiered in Vermont, USA in April, featuring Clogs, The Heliand Consort, 3 dancers, and Mary Bonhag, soprano.
In 2016, I co-produced a full-evening-length concert at the Mallacoota Art Space with composer/performer Padma Newsome. It featured the Mallacoota Community Choir, a community dance piece, several solos by Padma, and premiered 4 Pocket Commissions from (F)route, as well as two solo dance pieces: “I am the Water,” with a digital soundscape, and another solo, “Andrea’s Pocket,” with live prepared piano piece by Padma.
My most recent work places a strong emphasis on collaboration and community involvement. In 2015, in collaboration with Padma Newsome, Aunty Fay Stewart Muir and Lisa Kennedy, “Living Connection,” and “Brush-Reed Dance” for 2015 The Shearwater Festival.