WEAVE Movement Theatre

Weave Movement Theatre is an ambitious and diverse Melbourne based dance/movement performance company comprising people with and without disabilities.

 Weave formed in 1997 through an Arts Access project and continues today developing high quality performances under the artistic direction of Janice Florence, a dance artist who is paraplegic.

Weaves’ work subverts audience’s expectations and challenges conventional ways of seeing dance and disability. Weaves’ work combines dance, physical theatre, spoken word and humour to create bold ground-breaking performances.

Weave presents a distinctive and progressive model for inclusive, integrated dance performance.


 

 WEAVE Artistic Director

Weave Artistic Director and Co-Founder Janice Florence has trained in dance in Australia and the USA. In 1983 she completed a Graduate Diploma of Movement and Dance at Melbourne University. For 10 years, she was a performer, teacher and researcher with State of Flux, one of the first Australian companies to include a dancer with a disability. Janice has worked and had residencies with Karen Nelson, exponent of ‘diverse dance’ in the USA and with Blue-Eyed Soul, Touchdown and CanDoCo in the UK.

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“My involvement with Weave Movement Theatre is essentially one of expansion. There are so many attempts everywhere else to get me and others to contract. I have a mind and a body too.” - Anthony Riddell, performer with Weave since 2000 

Weave is supported by Moreland City Council’s Community Grants Program, the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation, Arts Access Victoria, and Auspicious Arts Projects. Weave’s current project, Flock, is supported by The Helen Macpherson Smith Trust. Tax deductible donations are made possible to this project through the Australian Cultural Fund, facilitated by Creative Partnerships Australia.

 

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