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Lyndel Quick – Artistic Director

I am a dance artist, educator, director and theatremaker.

For over 25 years, I have been working across the community arts and education sectors. I teach movement, curate programs, make and direct performance, facilitate workshops, build community, and generally live, breathe and dream about shared theatrical experiences.

My preference is for devised and multidisciplinary performance. I like to make layered, visually arresting movement works with overarching narratives exploring the human experience of joy, grief, humour, contradiction, beauty, and loss. I have a continuing area of research in ecology and embodied mythology, reflected in the themes of recent performance works over the last few years. My yoga practice also informs my artistic practice, and I am fascinated by devotional and ritual practices and how intrinsically artistic they are.  

I am an artist, mother, listener of the winds, dancer, and maker.

My formative years were spent acting with the trailblazing Barwon Theatre Company, followed by six years of tertiary training in dance, theatre and education. I was co-artistic director of Room2move Youth Dance Company for 4 years, twice nominated for an Australian Dance Award. My work has received support from Arts Victoria, City of Greater Geelong, Geelong Connected Communities, Next Wave Festival, Platform Arts and Geelong Arts Centre’s Creative Engine program.

 In 2013, I established Blink Dance Theatre as an extension of my studio practice with support from local dancers, focusing on creating devised ensemble performance. I have 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 developed the original concept and funding acquisition for the Ravens project –  a live music, performance and photographic exhibition.

In 2020, I 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), Dumbo Film Festival (New York) and Raksa Cine-Dance Festival (Paris.)

My creative work is influenced by improvisational dance methodology, a deep love of research, process and collaboration, and an abiding relationship with creativity itself. For 20 years, I have facilitated workshops and events at my studio, The Loft located in Geelong, the creative hub for Blink and where I regularly teach and practice. I am also extending my practice into regional Victoria where I live with my family.

Lyndel Quick – Artistic Director

Lyndel Quick

Artistic Director

I am a dance artist, educator, director and theatremaker.

For over 25 years, I have been working across the community arts and education sectors. I teach movement, curate programs, make and direct performance, facilitate workshops, build community, and generally live, breathe and dream about shared theatrical experiences.

My preference is for devised and multidisciplinary performance. I like to make layered, visually arresting movement works with overarching narratives exploring the human experience of joy, grief, humour, contradiction, beauty, and loss. I have a continuing area of research in ecology and embodied mythology, reflected in the themes of recent performance works over the last few years. My yoga practice also informs my artistic practice, and I am fascinated by devotional and ritual practices and how intrinsically artistic they are.  

I am an artist, mother, listener of the winds, dancer, and maker.

My formative years were spent acting with the trailblazing Barwon Theatre Company, followed by six years of tertiary training in dance, theatre and education. I was co-artistic director of Room2move Youth Dance Company for 4 years, twice nominated for an Australian Dance Award. My work has received support from Arts Victoria, City of Greater Geelong, Geelong Connected Communities, Next Wave Festival, Platform Arts and Geelong Arts Centre’s Creative Engine program.

 In 2013, I established Blink Dance Theatre as an extension of my studio practice with support from local dancers, focusing on creating devised ensemble performance. I have 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 developed the original concept and funding acquisition for the Ravens project –  a live music, performance and photographic exhibition.

In 2020, I 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), Dumbo Film Festival (New York) and Raksa Cine-Dance Festival (Paris.)

My creative work is influenced by improvisational dance methodology, a deep love of research, process and collaboration, and an abiding relationship with creativity itself. For 20 years, I have facilitated workshops and events at my studio, The Loft located in Geelong, the creative hub for Blink and where I regularly teach and practice. I am extending my practice into regional Victoria where I live with my family.

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