Research Artist and PhD candidate
Steph Hutchison is a choreographer, performer, artist-researcher and teaching-artist. Her current practice is informed by the collaborative and artistic potential of contemporary dance, improvisation, circus arts and physical theatre. Steph has presented her own work in Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide, and received commissions to create works for Arts Centre Melbourne, fLiNG Physical Theatre, Melbourne Dance Company and Little Devils Circus.
From 2006 - 2011 Steph was an Artist in Residence at Arts Centre Melbourne. Steph has been the recipient of Space Grants from Dancehouse and a Young and Emerging Artists Grant from the Australia Council with which she undertook mentorships with Legs on the Wall and Jodie Farrugia, as well as aerial arts tuition with Helene Embling at NICA. Steph has taught for Arts Centre Melbourne, Deakin University, NICA, National Theatre Ballet School and Dancehouse. Her dance film works have been screened at the Astor, ACMI, Federation Square and Dancehouse. Collaborators include: Claudia Maharaj, John McCormick, Simone Litchfield, Stephen Sewell, Kathryn O'Keeffe, Kim Vincs, Jane Thompson, Megan Beckwith and Gorkem Arcoglu.
Steph is a regular physical performer and dancer for motion capture projects with Motion.Lab. Alongside Kim Vincs and the Motion.Lab team Steph is currently a Research Assistant for an ARC Discovery project. In April Steph commenced a new collaborative work with Claudia Maharaj in Berlin. Her solo WORK will be produced by Dancehouse in September.
Steph has just commenced her PhD research at Deakin University's Motion.Lab – Sampling: choreographic interventions for dance and circus.