Interdisciplinary Artist Tanya Voges creates choreography for theatre and gallery spaces which invite audiences to engage, participate, feel immersed and explore trace. Tanya works and resides on the unceded lands of the Peramangk peoples of the Adelaide Hills. She is a graduate of VCA, with BA in Dance and was a member of Tasdance 2004-9. Engaging with collaborators of various disciplines Tanya brings her experience in dance, drawing, community engagement and dance film making to make multimedia performance works, live dance pieces and dance for screen.
2020 has included Dance.Focus commissioned dance film “From Charcoal and Fallen Leaves”, FMC Arts in Health Artist in Residence for SALA creating “Drawn to Movement” art film and patient experiences, and curating her first exhibition Postcards from Motherhood at The Mill. Next Tanya is looking forward to Tracing the Anthropocene project at SA Museum in collaboration with Guildhouse and the Artist Residency in the Tanja Liedtke Studio at ADT.
This studio residency comes at a really interesting time for me- reemerging out of a time focussed on early parenthood that has reshaped my practice, and brought the visual arts aspect more to the fore with research and works that I’ve made in performance drawing. I’m so grateful to be getting into the studio, by myself initially and with other dancers to focus on movement research that draws from having access to the South Australian Museum fossil collections, with a focus on Ediacaran fossils. At this junction where my practice has so many different influences, I’m going to be focussing on the possible movements of the earliest form of life and what imprint that has left on life on earth since. Starting small and seeing how this new work can take form.
Thanks Gary and ADT and the Tanja Liedtke Foundation for this opportunity to get back into the studio!
Find our more about Tanya here: http://www.tanya.voges.net
Images © Tim Standing