Blink is a project based company established in 2013 by Lyndel Quick with support from a team of local dancers and multidisciplinary artists. We make devised collaborative performance, ensemble theatre, movement and event happenings on Wadawurrung Country in Djilang/Geelong and further afield. 

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Lyndel Quick – Artistic Director

Lyndel is a community dance artist, teacher, director and theatremaker. Her formative years were spent acting and performing with the Barwon Theatre Company, before completing 6 years tertiary training in dance, theatre and education at Deakin University, Rusden and Box Hill TAFE. Lyndel has designed and implemented arts programs, directed works, facilitated workshops and choreography for schools, theatre companies, training organisations and private studios in Australia and the United Kingdom, including Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, Victorian College of the Arts, Ausdance Victoria, Back to Back Theatre, Geelong Performing Arts Centre and Courthouse Arts.

Lyndel was co-artistic director of Room2move Youth Dance Company for four years, with the company twice nominated for an Australian Dance Award. Lyndel’s work has received support from Arts Victoria, City of Greater Geelong, Geelong Connected Communities, Next Wave Festival, Geelong Arts Centre’s Creative Engine program, and a Lab Residency with Platform Arts. In 2016, Lyndel was awarded the Australian Independent Dance Teachers Award.

Lyndel founded Blink in 2013 as an extension of her studio practice with support from a team of local dancers. She has created numerous events and performances with Blink over a 10-year period, including The Red Tree 2013, Written on the Body 2014, Soft Landing 2015, Heart of Glass 2018, Assembly Room 2019, Memory House 2020, Secret Dances 2021, Small Wonders 2022 (co-created with Elise Wilkinson and Jessica Lesosky) and in 2023 Lyndel developed the original concept and funding acquisition for the Ravens project –  a live music, performance and photographic exhibition.

In 2020, Lyndel conceived, co-produced and developed the movement direction for short film, Memory House, created with Glass Kingdom Films and presenting partner Geelong Arts Centre. The film was selected for screening at numerous international film festivals including the European Short Film Festival (Germany), Inshadow Lisbon Screendance Festival (Portugal), Wilddogs International Screendance Festival (Canada), San Souci Festival of Dance Cinema (USA), Inspired Dance Festival (Australia) and Dumbo Film Festival (New York.) 

Lyndel’s creative work is influenced by her yoga practice improvisational dance methodology, nature, storytelling, embodied mythology, as well as masterclasses with companies such as Frantic Assembly, Augusto Boal and Force Majeure. For 20 years, she has facilitated events at her community studio, The Loft located in Geelong, the creative hub for Blink and where she regularly teaches and practices. She is now expanding her practice into regional Victoria, where she lives with her family.

Lyndel Quick – Artistic Director

Lyndel Quick

Artistic Director

 

Lyndel is a community dance artist, teacher, director and theatremaker. Her formative years were spent acting and performing with the Barwon Theatre Company, before completing 6 years of tertiary training in dance, theatre and education at Deakin University, Rusden and Box Hill TAFE. Lyndel has designed and implemented arts programs, directed works, facilitated workshops and choreography for schools, theatre companies, training organisations and private studios in Australia and the UK, including Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, Victorian College of the Arts, Ausdance Victoria, Back to Back Theatre, Geelong Performing Arts Centre and Courthouse Arts.

Lyndel was co-artistic director of Room2move Youth Dance Company for four years, twice nominated for an Australian Dance Award. Lyndel’s work has received support from Arts Victoria, City of Greater Geelong, Geelong Connected Communities, Next Wave Festival, Golden Plains Shire, Geelong Arts Centre’s Creative Engine program, and a Lab Residency with Platform Arts. In 2016, Lyndel was awarded the Australian Independent Dance Teachers Award.

Lyndel founded Blink in 2013 as an extension of her studio practice with support from a team of local dancers. She has created numerous events and performances with Blink over a 10-year period, including The Red Tree 2013, Written on the Body 2014, Soft Landing 2015, Heart of Glass 2018, Assembly Room 2019, Memory House 2020, Secret Dances 2021, Small Wonders 2022 (co-created with Elise Wilkinson and Jessica Lesosky) and in 2023 Lyndel developed the original concept and funding acquisition for the Ravens project – a live music, performance and photographic exhibition.

In 2020, Lyndel conceived, co-produced and developed the movement direction for short film, Memory House, created with Glass Kingdom Films and presenting partner Geelong Arts Centre. The film was selected for screening at numerous international film festivals.

Lyndel’s creative work is influenced by her yoga practice, improvisational dance methodology, nature, storytelling and embodied mythology. For 20 years, she has facilitated events at her studio, The Loft located in Geelong, the creative hub for Blink and where she regularly teaches and practices. She is now expanding her practice into regional Victoria where she lives with her family.

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