Jessica Devereux

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I’m a dance artist, choreographer and animateur. I studied at the Victorian College of the Arts (BA Dance, + Honours.) Currently Dance Animateur at Tracks Dance Company (part-time) working remotely with the company from regional Victoria. I developed my physical practice in Melbourne, and w Tracks in Darwin, working with artists and participants from diverse cultural and training backgrounds (from 2009-14 + ’19-20.) I work in various ways on Tracks' outdoor performances, make dance-films, work in remote Indigenous community Lajamanu on Milpirri and co-facilitate Choreographic Development Programs, facilitating workshops for emerging NT choreographers. I’m drawn to dance projects that are celebratory, physical and collaborative, with a social and community impact. I have also worked for  over a decade as an independent freelance dance artist locally and internationally, and as performer, maker and occasional photographer. Currently developing a new, experimental live work called ‘Mess of a Mūdra’ in collaboration w Kelly Beneforti, Venaska Cheliah and CJ Fraser Bell in Darwin (supported by Arts NT.) I live a transitory life between Melbourne and Darwin. Currently living on Surfcoast and have been working up the courage for the last week to jump into the [freezing] ocean. :) 

An online symposium exploring ideas of basic income and the need for an approach to economy that puts creativity and care at its centre. Led by a panel of artists, researchers, economists, scientists and philosophers, the symposium responds to current and ongoing planetary crises, and positions creativity and social ecology as integral to shaping policy and systems of value.

The Symposium is a joint initiative of Arts Front, BLINDSIDE and Next Wave and was supported by the City of Melbourne COVID-19 Arts Grants.

Melbourne
May 28 2020 To May 28 2020