Rhiannon Newton

Art Forms: Choreography, Dance, Performance

Residency Years: 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Lives / Works: Australia

Rhiannon is an Australian dancer and choreographer. She creates performance works that inhabit theatre, public and gallery spaces. Her work draws on practices of repetition, studying patterns that give rise to change and stasis within the body and our world.


The Bundanon residency enabled director, Julie-Anne Long, and collaborators: Sam James; Glenn Thompson; Ekrem Eli Phoenix, to focus on film installation: ‘TROUBLE: A Place In Time’. It also provided an opportunity for Martin del Amo, Justine Shi Pearson, Rhiannon Newton and Raghav Handa to curate a public participatory performance event, Project Workspace. Both developments were part of a larger project, ‘Dance in the City’ that engages with an inclusive gathering of artists from the Sydney independent dance sector, supporting a diversity of dance work to make visible the practices of this dance community.


Rhiannon Newton was in residence in 2018 with Angela Goh, Patricia Wood, Ivey Wawan and Lizzie Thomson, working on ‘Bookclub: Choreographic Practices’. The group of independent choreographers came together in the context of a Bundanon residency to think collectively and independently about how reading practices manifest in and inform their approaches to choreography.

Newton also spent time at Budanon in 2016 and 2015.


Bundanon acknowledges the Wodi Wodi and the Yuin, of the South Coast region, and recognises their continuous connection to culture, community and Country.

In Dharawal the word Bundanon means deep valley.

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