the WiTNESS series

The WiTNESS series is driven by a fascination for the organic way in which movement is generated when someone is dancing in an authentic state with their eyes closed. Authentic Movement (AM) can be traced back to the 1950s and was started by Mary Starks Whitehouse, who said “When the movement was simple and inevitable, not to be changed no matter how limited or partial, it became what I called ‘authentic’”. It is that element of truth and the experience of existing in the moment that captures the imagination and draws you into the dancers’ personal world.


an exploration of authentic movement and connection to space as projected landscapes dance across the wall, intrinsically linked to the body in motion.

wItness bench was created for AIOP (Art in Odd Places) 2013 NUMBER Australia.

This work was also selected for inclusion in the 2013 edition of Emergency Index

INwitness was presented during the performance night INsites from 2013 - 2014,  supported by Eramboo Artist Environment

Curator: Imogen Cranna

Featuring site specific works by Cloé Fournier, Raghav Handa, Michelle St Anne (The Living Room Theatre) and Imogen Cranna

WiTNESS was in development in 2015 with the support of QL2 Dance through a full time curated residency.

Read more about the residency and the work in development here.