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DANDROGYNY

[AKADaniel Newell ] is a physical theatre practitioner, maker, performance artist, educator and graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts. Cat-walking the fine-eyeliner of the pop cultural and political, Daniel’s work can be defined as creatively chaotic and cathartic, often outing itself as homo-erratic. 

 

Having performed in over twenty countries, highlights include working with ABC’s - You Can’t Ask That, Melbourne Festival (solo and with Taylor Mac), Melbourne Museum, Dance Massive, Arts House, Sydney Opera House, Bollywood Film, Opera Australia, Honcho Disko ( hosting Brooke Candy & Amanda Lepore ), Dark MOFO's Blacklist Party, Gaytimes Festival ( and many other Queer Parties ), SWAY, (former Strange Fruit Productions), Circus Oz, All the Queens Men, Shelley Lasica, Deanne Butterworth, Joel Bray, Phillip Adams Balletlab, Rafael Bonachela and Kylie Minogue. Through dance and experimental performance art, Daniel has created solid prominence within 'so-called Australia’s' queer ecology with character DANDROGYNY. 

 

‘Drodge’ at their core, playfully calls us to notice the performed nature of hyper masculinity and its toxic implications. Daniel is currently creating NED KYLIE a theatrical slur exploring Aussie iconography, queering national treasures and exploring “Australian” fragilities through Performance Art.

DANDROGYNY is a proud, defiant, charismatic, subversive party favourite who, with fierce [hi]-visibility leaves a neon trial of desire on every dance floor, ALWAYS!

 

A recent creative resident at Footscray City College ( Creative Workers in Schools - Regional Arts Victoria ) and Abbotsford Convent ( Pivot 2 ) - Daniel is currently in residence at Chunky Move & Warrnambool Art Gallery; they are also a Lead / Inclusion Artist of Drama & Embodiment at St Martins Youth Theatre Company and Physical Theatre at The University of Melbourne - Victorian College of the Arts.

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  • 'CHUNKYMOVE x Warrnambool Art Gallery' Artist in Residence - (Artist) 2022

  • 'Mini Beast Disco' (Physical Theatre Performance) - (Co-Creator) - Midsumma Festival 2022

  • 'A Composting Cabaret' (Co-Creator) - Midsumma Festival 2022

  • 'Rising' The Wilds (Closing Weekend) - (Artist Facilitator) 2022

  • 'Pride' @ Victorian Pride Centre - (Host/MC/Artist) 2022

  • 'DRAG Storytime' Brunswick Library - (Artist/Facilitator) 2022

  • 'Barbara' @ Geddes Lane (Techno Party) - Artist) 2022

  • 'The Coming Back Out Again Tea Dance' - (Artist) 2022

  • 'Q+ Bendigo Pride' - (Host/MC/Artist) 2022

  • 'Talking with Shadows' Artplay & Jeonju(South Korea) collaboration (Support Artist) 2022

  • 'Kabloom' SWAY productions - (Dancer/Performer) 2022

  • 'Physical Theatre' @ Victorian College of the Arts Drama School (Educator) 2022

  • 'Performing the Monster' Maude Davey - (Artist) 2022 

  • 'Pivot' - Abbotsford Convent Resident Artist 2022 - 2021

  • 'The Ballroom Project' Roola Boola Festival - (Artist/Facilitator) 2021 'Green Room Award'

  • 'Ping Pong WoW' DreamBig Festival - (Artist/Facilitator) 2021

  • 'Considerable Sexual License' Joel Bray Dance - (Dancer/collaborator) 2021 'Green Room Award'

  • 'Physical Theatre' @ Victorian College of the Arts Dance School -  (Educator) 2021

  • 'Creative Workers in Schools' - Footscray City College - (Creative Worker) 2021

  • 'Mini Beast Disco' (Development) Pivot Residency - (CoCollaborator) 2021

  • 'St Martins Youth Theatre' - (Lead Artist & Inclusion Artist) 2022 - 2019

  • ‘Studio Artist’ @ Testing Grounds Studio Residency – (Performance Artist) 2020 - 2019

  • ‘NGV Friday Nights’ – (Host, Facilitator and Performer) 2020

  • ‘The Design Plot’, ‘Behaviour 7’ Shelley Lasica – (Dancer) 2020 – 2016

  • ‘Strange Fruit Productions’ – (Dancer/Performer) 2020 – 2008

  • ‘Swoon!’ & ‘Spheres’ Strange Fruit Productions – South Korea – (Performer) 2019  

  • ‘Swoon!’ & ‘Spheres’ Saudi Arabia – (Director on Tour/Performer) 2019

  • ‘Intersection between body and material’ RMIT University (Dancer) 2019

  • ‘Swoon!’ & ‘Spheres’ Brisbane – (Director on Tour/Performer) 2019

  • ‘Swoon!’ Cape Schank – (Director on Tour/Performer) 2019

  • ‘Lets Get MetaPhysical’ – Midsumma Festival (Dance Workshop Facilitator) 2019

  • ‘Swoon!’ China – (Performer) 2018

  • ‘Nocturnal’ Melbourne Museum – (Self-Devised work, Director, Performer) 2018

  • ‘Remaking Dubbing’ Deanne Butterworth – (Dancer) 2018

  • ‘Swoon!’ & ‘Spheres’ Strange Fruit Productions – Japan & Russia – (Performer) 2018

  • ‘Custom’ India / Hong Kong – Strange Fruit (Tour Director/Dancer/co-creator) 2018

  • ‘Black Hole Theatre’ – ‘Les Méduses’ – (Dancer/Puppeteer) 2019 – 2016 

  • ‘Survival Skills For Desperate Times’ Melbourne Festival (Creator/Performer) 2017

  • ‘A 24-hour Decade History of Popular Music’ Melbourne Festival (Performer) 2017

  • ‘All Of My Friends Were There’ Melbourne Festival –(Performer) 2017

  • ‘Melbourne Fringe Festival Hub’ – (Performer) 2017

  • ‘DARK MOFO’ Hobart – (Dancer/Performer) 2016

  • ‘European Strange Fruit Tour’ – (Director On Tour/Dancer/Performer) 2015/16 

  • ‘Test Sites: Public Art Experiment 2015’ Deanne Butterworth – (Dancer) 2015

  • ‘Solos for Other People’ – Shelley Lasica – Dance Massive (Dancer) 2015

  • ‘I Was Gonna Cancel’ – Kylie Minogue Logies performance (Dancer) 2014

  • ‘I Was Gonna Cancel’ – Film Clip (Dancer) 2014

  • ‘Double Happiness’ Singapore – Strange Fruit (co-creator/Performer) 2014

  • ‘Pearlfishers’ Melbourne Arts Centre – Opera Australia (Dancer) 2014

  • ‘The Magic Flute’ Sydney Opera House – Opera Australia (Dancer/Stilt Walker) 2014

  • ‘Blanca’- Dance on Screen [Short Film] – (Collaborator/Choreographer) 2014

  • ‘The Fruity’ – [Short Film] – (Performer/Choreographer) 2014

  • ‘As We Make it’ – Shelley Lasica (Rehearsal Director) 2013

  • ‘Hallo’ – Shelley Lasica [Action/Response. Dance Massive] (Dancer) 2013

  • ‘Mobius’ – [Short Film] Adelaide Feast Festival (Dancer/Collaborator) 2015

  • ‘NEW08’ – Gabrielle De Vietri – ACCA (Consultation/Admin/Performer) 2013

  • ‘Intruders’ – Melissa Dance Elements. (Choreographer) 2013

  • ‘Under the Weather’ – TwirlingSheilaProductions: Tracie Mitchell. (Performer) 2013

  • ‘BirdMan’ – Dance Solo with Cellist Anita Quayle. (Collaborator/Performer) 2013

  • ‘Little Ticket’ – Film Clip for Brous. (Co-Choreographer/Performer) 2012

  • ‘Love + Catastrophes’ – Melbourne Dance Co – (Performer/Choreographer) 2012

  • ‘Pixel Forwarder’ – [Short Film] Reeldance Festival (Performer/Collaborator) 2011

  • ‘Fallen’ – [Short Film] Reeldance Festival – ScreenDance (Choreographer/Editor) 2011

  • ‘LiveClips’ MudFest – Gerard Van Dyke, Steph Lake, Natalie Cursio (Dancer/Colab) 2011

  • ‘We’re not sure… anymore!’ – Next Wave Festival (Choreographer/Dancer) 2010

  • ‘Paralympic Games’ Melbourne – (soloist Vocalist) 2010

  • ‘VoiceBodyText’ – movement practice. (Participant/Collaborator) 2010 – 2008

  • ‘Europe / United Kingdom’ – (Six-month tour of Dance, Performance & Travel) 2010

  • ‘New York City’ – (Two-month movement research through classes/performances) 2009

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