James Batchelor – Shortcuts to Familiar Places


James is an Australian 29 year old choreographer currently living in Berlin trained in Australia. He came up with the study of the German modern dance pioneer Gertrude Bodenwieser who immigrated to Australia.
Shortcuts to Familiar Places – James said: “I will explore how these threads continue to weave through my body today and relate to the contemporary context.  The generation that grew up in the first decades of the twentieth century felt itself to be on the threshold of a new era. Perhaps today we are once again. For Bodenwieser, dance was a picture and mirror of the temper and spirit of her time”

James Bachelor and dance partner (Photo: James Bachelor)