Where do you feel so 'at home' you can dance like no-one's watching?

McCaughey Artist/ Research Fellow Dr Gretel Taylor is currently facilitating Dancing Place, a series of short videos featuring over 70 residents from Wyndham in Melbourne’s west.

‘Where do you feel so ‘at home’ you can dance like no-one’s watching?’

McCaughey Artist/ Research Fellow Dr Gretel Taylor is currently facilitating Dancing Place, a series of short videos featuring over 70 residents from a diverse range of ages, cultures and neighbourhoods in Wyndham in Melbourne’s west. Participants were invited to choose their favourite place in Wyndham and favourite piece of music to dance to for video, shot and edited by screendance artist Dianne Reid. The invitation was enthusiastically embraced and the nine videos have a cumulative effect of drawing out local people's connections to the varied sites and landscapes of this area, contributing to the evolving sense(s) of locational identity in this rapidly expanding LGA. Dancing Place is part of A/Prof Deborah Warr’s ARC Discovery project investigating the potential of participation in art to challenge place-based stigma.

For more information, contact gretelt@unimelb.edu.au