Delving Into Dance
About This Show
Delving into Dance is a podcast of conversations with dance makers and lovers, sharing interviews that are both intimate and thought provoking.
Through a diversity of views, experiences and practices, we can better understand the role dance plays in individuals’ lives, while demystifying and opening dance up to new audiences. What can those who don’t regularly engage with dance learn from the artform?
Delving into Dance is a passion project of researcher and dance-lover Andrew Westle. Andrew is not a dancer, instead he brings his unique perspective and passion for the art-form. Audio engineering by the talented Marco Alexandre De.
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New Zealand-born Sue Healey, left Auckland to study dance at the Victorian College of the Arts. Sue is a performer, choreographer and educator. She has particular expertise in making dance for film. Sue’s practice extends beyond traditional performance venues, with her projects appearing in galleries, outdoors and most recently in a film work presented at train station.
“A sense of place is critical to all my works”
Her work has toured throughout USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand and Asia.
Sue went back to study, completing a Masters Degree in Choreography (2000) from Melbourne University. Sue was the recipient of the Choreographic Fellowship from the Australia Council in 1999/2000 and the Creative Fellowship in 2013-14 from the Australia Council. Sue’s is an Honorary Fellow of the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne.
Sue has made a number of films including Virtuosi a feature-length documentary that details the experiences of New Zealand dancers and choreographers that left New Zealand to pursue opportunities around the globe. The film has screened in New York, Montreal, Amsterdam, Prague, Portugal, Berlin, Hobart, Auckland and Wellington. Virtuosi won the Australian Dance Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance on Film in 2013. For Sue editing film is a form of choreography. Another fascinating documentary Sue has created is The Golds, which features a dance company of over 60 year old’s. Sue’s work En Route was recently presented on a 23 meter wide screen at Wynyard train station (Sydney), 30 000 people passed the screen everyday. The film captured a wide diversity of individuals and ages, including 102 year old Eileen Kramer and Elizabeth Cameron Dalman aged 82, recognised as the founder of Modern Dance in Australia and the founder of the Australian Dance Theatre.
Sue is passionate about dance believing that movement is central to human expression.
“I find myself saying to someone who