Rhiannon is a dancer and choreographer based in Sydney. Her practice is grounded in improvisation, choreography, studio research and solo performance. Her current work focuses on the tension between repetition, improvised dance and choreography.
Rhiannon has developed her work through residencies, performances and collaborations in Europe, New York and Australia. She has been a resident artist at Performing Arts Forum (France), Movement Research (New York), Critical Path, the Centre for Interdisciplinary Arts (Perth), Ausdance QLD, Strut Dance, PACT Centre for Emerging Artists and Brand X, among others. Her solo works have been presented at the Judson Church (New York), The Nagib Contemporary Dance Festival (Slovenia), through the Dance Sites Network (Dancehouse, Critical Path, Strut Dance) and Under the Radar, Brisbane Festival. She researches and develops her work in collaborative partnerships with sound artist Kynan Tan, mentor Jo Pollit, choreographer Paea Leach and visual artist Benjamin Forster. Rhiannon participated in the 2013 Australian and Eastern European choreographic exchange project in Maribor, Zagreb and Brisbane. She has received support from the Australia Council for the Arts and the West Australian Depart of Culture and the Arts for the development of her Bodied Assemblies project.
Rhiannon has worked as a dancer with choreographers and companies Jan Fabre, Mala Kline, Odelya Kuperberg, Jo Pollitt, Force Majeure, Rosalind Crisp, Chrissie Parrott, Buzz Dance Theatre, Paea Leach, Aimee Smith, Alexandra Harrison, Sam Fox and Company Upstairs. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Honours in Dance from The West Australian Academy of Performing Arts and choreographed the 2013-2017 West Australian Certificate Examination Set Solo choreographies.
WORK WITH METRO ARTS //
2018 Performance / Doing Dancing, 8 April 2018 – co-presented by Rhiannon Newton, WOW at Festival 2018 & Metro Arts.
2015 Performance / Assemblies for One Body, 25 February – 7 March 2015 – co-presented by Metro Arts & Rhiannon Newton, Choreographer/Performer
2015 Laboratory/Workshop / Bodied Assemblies – a participatory workshop extending on the exploration of Assemblies for One Body.