TALITHA MASLIN | AUS

 

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Biography

Talitha is a graduate of The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts  and works in the Australian independent dance sector as a performer, teacher and choreographer. She is a holistic dance practitioner who experiments with the malleability and impermanence of identity and the human form and is interested in state driven communicative performance.

Talitha has performed in works by The Farm, Lucy Guerin Inc., Antony Hamilton, Opera Australia, Co3 Contemporary Dance Company, LINK Dance Company, the Western Australian Opera and Ochre Contemporary Dance Company. She is an ongoing teacher in residence at Attakkalari, Centre for Movement arts in Bangalore, India. She was mentored by Alice Lee Holland for Ausdance WA’s Future Landings program, and teaches in various dance and yoga schools in Perth, including Strut Dance and WAAPA. Her choreographic work has been presented at First Run at Lucy Guerin Inc., Short and Sweet Festival in Melbourne and Short Cuts with STRUT.Talitha was the recipient of the 2016 Young People in the Arts Fellowship from the Department of Culture and the Arts, She collaborated with Ausdance WA Regional, sound designer Dane Yates and Bharatanatyam dancer, Aruna Gandhi and was mentored by Narelle Benjamin. In 2013, Talitha was awarded and Ian Potter Travel Scholarship with which she attended ImpulsTanz Festival in Vienna.

PROJECT:

I will research how the body is transformed with the energy of emotion in solo format, whilst thinking theatrically to encompass some elements of dance theatre that I am keen to explore. I enjoy creating a story then using the body to take something that is literal and see how abstract the ideas can morph to obscure the linear story form. I will work with my sound collaborator Dane Yates to develop an original sound score for the work. I am currently undertaking a period of artistic growth and looking towards creating a sustainable future for myself as a creative dance artist. A part of my journey is to further explore choreographic process and performance.

 

PERFORMANCE: REDWOOD

Performed by: Talitha Maslin and Neza Jamnikar (SLO)
Guest Dancer | Eric Po Yeung Lap, Una Cheung Lok Yi
Music | Original Composition by Dane Yates

In a dream, she melts through a lament of shadows and ghosts of entities she will never forget.
Her sighing breath heightened by never quite fully understanding.
The sun chooses to beat her, the land erodes beneath her,
as the leaves that were once her protection are stolen without her knowing.
Are we all not, but visitors to this place?
Who has given over the right for one to choose what is his for the taking?

 

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