Rhiannon Newton

Choreographer, New Breed 2021

Rhiannon is an Australian dancer and choreographer who grew up on Dunghutti Land on the Mid-North Coast of NSW.

Her creative work draws attention to ways of understanding interdependence between bodies and the world. Currently working from Gadigal Land (Sydney), Rhiannon makes contributions to community and culture through creation, performance, collaboration, teaching, research and curation.

Her recent projects include Explicit Contents (Sydney Festival, Campbelltown Arts Centre, 2021); A Strange Place (Dance Nucleus, Singapore; Performance Space, Sydney, 2021); Long Sentences (Performance Space, Sydney, 2020; Sydney; Baltic Circle Festival, Helsinki, 2019 ); We Make Each Other Up (Dancehouse, Melbourne, 2018; Dance Massive, Melbourne, 2019) and Doing Dancing (Powerhouse, Brisbane 2018; Firstdraft, Sydney, 2017).

Rhiannon has developed her practice through residencies, commissions and research platforms throughout Australia, Europe and North America, including The Unconformity (Tasmania, 2021); Australia Council HIAP International Residency (Helsinki, 2019); Trois C-L (Luxembourg, 2019), Dancehouse Housemate (Melbourne, 2018); Critical Path’s Responsive Residency (Sydney, 2016, 2018, 2020) and Movement Research (New York, 2013).

Rhiannon also works as a collaborator and performer with artists such as Mette Edvardsen (BE), Martin del Amo, Lee Serle, Rebecca Jensen, Amrita Hepi, Rosalind Crisp, Paea Leach, Angela Goh and Brooke Stamp.