Melanie Lane is a Javanese/Australian choreographer and performer. Based in Europe from 2000–2014, Melanie worked with artists such as Arco Renz | Kobalt Works, Club Guy and Roni, and Tino Seghal performing internationally. Since 2007, Melanie is artistic collaborator to Belgian dance company Kobalt Works | Arco Renz collaborating on projects in Belgium, Norway, Germany and Indonesia. In 2015, Melanie was appointed resident director at Lucy Guerin Inc.
Melanie has established a repertory of works performing in international festivals and theatres such as Tanzim August, Uzes Danse Festival, Arts House Melbourne, Taipei Arts Festival, Spring Dance Festival, O Espaco do Tempo, Festival Antigel, Dance Massive and HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin among others. She has been artist in residence at Dock 11 Berlin, Tanzwerkstatt Berlin, Lucy Guerin Studios and Schauspielhaus Leipzig.
Her collaborative work extends to artists such as musician Clark, choreographer Morgan Belenguer, and visual artists Martin Boettger, Ash Keating and Bridie Lunney. She performed in Lucy Guerin’s Split (2017) and joined Antony Hamilton Projects for his works – Drift (2011), Black Project 1(2012) Ruth (2015) and Number of the Machine (2017).
In 2014 Melanie was commissioned to create a new work Spacekraft at Schauspiel Leipzig. Melanie choreographed the 2014/15 and 2017 live show for UK electronic musician Clark, performing at Field Day London, Moma PS1 New York, Villette Sonique Paris and Barcelona/Istanbul Sonar Festivals.
In 2016 Melanie was commissioned by Chunky Move to create a new work Re-make and premiered Wonderwomen – co-produced by LOFFT and HAU theatres in Germany. In 2017 Melanie is choreographic collaborator for the new video artwork Evanescence conceived by Amos Gebhardt and will premiere her new work Nightdance at Arts House in August.
Melanie has been a guest teacher for companies such as Carte Blanche Norway, Sasha Waltz and Guests, Chunky Move, Danish Dance Theatre, Skanes Dansteater, Sydney Dance Company, Bangarra Dance Theatre and Nordwest/Tanzcompagnie Oldenburg among others.