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Dance Defying Gravity

Year: 2005, 34 mins
Code: KD-Grav

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Featuring Claudia Alessi, this new compilation offers a unique perspective on contemporary dance and choreography. She comes from a diverse dance background interwoven with gymnastics, aerial work, physical theatre, puppetry and film. The video contains excerpts from her acrobatic performances on stilts and in the air and two short experimental dance films “Wandering” and “Threads”. Claudia Alessi has worked with dance and theatre companies across Australia including: Chrissie Parrott Dance Company, ‘skadada’, Sydney Theatre Company, West Australian Opera.

In collaboration with Leigh Warren’s ADT and Foundation Jean-Pierre Perreault of Canada, Fieldworks Performance Group, Media Lab France with Motion Capture technology, Thwack Dance Company (Garry Stewart), Co Loaded, Plasticien Volants of France, Legs On The Wall Physical Theatre, amongst others. She was nominated as ‘Outstanding Female Performer’ in the Australian Dance Awards numerous times. She currently lectures at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts where she has completed a Masters of Creative Arts Degree.

Claudia Alessi has worked with dance and theatre companies across Australia including: Chrissie Parrott Dance Company, ‘skadada’, Sydney Theatre Company, West Australian Opera. In collaboration with Leigh Warren’s ADT and Foundation Jean-Pierre Perreault of Canada, Fieldworks Performance Group, Media Lab France with Motion Capture technology, Thwack Dance Company (Garry Stewart), Co Loaded, Plasticien Volants of France, Legs On The Wall Physical Theatre, amongst others. She was nominated as ‘Outstanding Female Performer’ in the Australian Dance Awards numerous times. She currently lectures at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts where she has completed a Masters of Creative Arts Degree.

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