Mischa Baka

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Aireys Dance Choir

December 08, 2018 0
Aireys Dance Choir
Rebekah Rehearsed her show in Aireys.

Beginning with some beautiful duets. I navigated the duets with the moving camera.

The space opened up the performance. I imagined that the expanded energy of this space might give the work more volume in the smaller Cecil st next week. I thought of times distance is explored in conversations to see how they might change body language, volume and dialogue.
(Stacey Lake, Dale Polglase, Sarah Hotchin, Ella Baxter, Rebekah Stuart, Ben Jamieson, Mishka Beckmann. )
Stacey Lake, Dale Polglase, Sarah Hotchin, Ella Baxter, Rebekah Stuart, Ben Jamieson, Mishka Beckmann.




Sarah Hotchin, Mishka Beckmann, Dale Polglase, Ella Baxter

Ben Jamieson, Stacey Lake, Mishka Beckmann, Sarah Hotchin, Ella Baxter, Dale Polglase













Wednesday, December 5, 2018

prescribed dance

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prescribed dance


Met up with Ella Dumaresq and had a great chat about the lines between dance, therapy and medical practice. We mused on the idea that dance could be prescribed like a medicine in a very clinical and methodical way. Seeing a doctor and having them prescribe a dance, writing a prescription. Ella shared ideas about exploring resistance in the body. We spoke about the natural environment providing challenges that are not imbued with human motivations or human notions of evil, coercion or desire. The built human environment doesn’t allow resistance to a natural force. The natural environment allows liberation from human intentions while still allowing the body to play and explore its resilience and power.

We played with the stones along the beach.








Rocks are Breast 

Thursday, November 22, 2018

All for One and One for All

November 22, 2018 0
All for One and One for All
(Catherine Magill, Caroline Meaden)



An evening of dance, music,vocal and spoken word improvisation.
This month Catherine Magill takes on the one hour challenge in rolling duets with Alice Dixon, Helen Davey, Hilde Knottenbelt and Caroline Meaden. 

(Cecil St Studio: Catherine Magill, Alice Dixon, Caroline Meaden)

[SUB]URBAN STUDIO - City of Greater Dandenong - Jess Devereux

November 22, 2018 0
[SUB]URBAN STUDIO - City of Greater Dandenong - Jess Devereux


Jessica Devereux presented a dance in the gardens of Heritage Hill Museum.  
   





Sunday, November 11, 2018

Jess Devereux - lifestyle shots

November 11, 2018 0
Jess Devereux - lifestyle shots
Today I photographed Jess Devereux at her pilates studio. We captured some pictures that can be used for the business website. We also had some fun playing with healthy lifestyle shots being ridiculous. I love Jess's sense of humour. I've always been drawn to her ability to be funny in a way that feels insightful and vital. The little quirks, moves and expressions speak to bigger feelings and motivations underneath. This makes her work both funny and deeply moving.








Rebekah Rehearsal - the shape of a show.

November 11, 2018 0
Rebekah Rehearsal - the shape of a show.
Rebekah takes her dedicated dancers on a journey traversing an emotional landscape.