Hellen Sky is an Australian digital choreographer, performer, director and writer. Her pioneering inter-disciplinary work bridges dance, performance, theatre, and installation extended through new technologies. She collaborates with artists, scientists, performers, composers, academics, designers, writers, architects, interface designers and programmers to develop scores and technology systems that often use real time data generated by the body to effect the relationship between multiple media to form total choreographies for live performance and installations.
Hellen Sky will be continuing research for her latest ongoing work which focuses on environments, borders, spheres and matter, responding and drawing on the unique geological and marine coastline and landscape of Torbay.
Hellen will be based at Torre Abbey Museum and will be giving a talk on her work early February. Further details to be announced.
Hellen Sky studied at the Australian Ballet School and at the Victorian College of the Arts. She was a member of the Australian Performing Group (Pram Factory) and a founding member of Circus Oz. She was co-founder of internationally recognised new media performance company, Company In Space, 1992-2004 (with John McCormick); Fellow of the Australia Council Dance Fund 2004-06; Nominee of the Leonardo MIT, Rockerfeller Ford Foundation Global Crossing Award 05; and co-founder and Artistic Director of Dancehouse, Centre for Moving Arts, Melbourne from 1991-2001.
This residency has been made possible through the support the Colwinston Charitable Trust.