Front Foot | Back Beat

By Michael Shirrefs 20 Sep 2023
Front Foot | Back Beat is a public dance collaboration that brought together a diverse range of people to create a new dance work. The project is the third in a trilogy of dance initiatives, under the guidance of dancer and community artist Samara Cunningham, combining trained and untrained dancers,…

Dance Hall

By Michael Shirrefs 26 Mar 2023
Dance Hall is a dance lab experiment, drawing together five professionally trained dancers from South Gippsland in Victoria, each with different backgrounds and histories, to create a new work—a dance sketch—all in the space of six weeks.

Action Station

By Michael Shirrefs 22 May 2022
Action Station is the second in a series of community dance projects, which matched a group of professional artists with a diverse range of community members, of all ages and skill levels, to collectively create an original and distinctive dance work.

Fill The Void

By Michael Shirrefs 22 Aug 2021
On a cool August night 2021, in the midst of rolling COVID-19 lockdowns, a magical thing happened. A small group of performers managed to stage a performance in a small, rural hall. Against a backdrop of pandemic fear and isolation, this was a strange and wonderful thing to occur.

The fate of the Common Good

By Michael Shirrefs 06 May 2018
Do we still believe in the idea of the common good, a concept that seemed ubiquitous through the 20th Century? Renowned philosopher Prof. Hans Sluga, seeks to explain why respect for the role of the Common Good, within Europe and the European Union, is in decline.