Lydia Connolly-Hiatt
& teacher

Archive for SF
Darcy & Jes
Their Body and Other Tales
Every Room Has its Rules
Damn Good Smoke Precarious Skin

Chunky Move
Luigi Vescio
Lilian Steiner
Shelley Lasica
Ellen Davies & Alice Heyward
Geoffrey Watson
Zoe Bastin
Sarah Elsworth
I respectfully acknowledge the Wurundjeri and Bunurong Peoples of the Kulin Nation, the true custodians of the unceded lands on which I live and work. I pay respect to their Elders past, present and emerging, and to all Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and indigenous peoples. I acknowledge that i benefit and am implicit within these colonial structures that continue to oppress. 

Education, Residencies & Grants:

2020:  ‘Solitude 1’ residency with Chunky Move

2019: Emerging Choreographers Residency 2019 - 2020, Dancehouse
April: Brunswick Mechanics Institute Residency with Talia Rothstein

2018: June - August: Awarded ‘Development Grant for Individuals’ from Australian Council for the Arts, to attend 3 months worth of workshops at Ponderosa, Stolzenhagen, Germany.

2017: 21st August - 1st September: Ausdance DAIR Residency at Melbourne City Ballet
July: Quick Response Space Grant (Dancehouse)

2013-2015: Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts (Contemporary Dance) at Unitec. Auckland, New Zealand.

Choreographic Works:

2020: December: ‘Pigeon Intimacies’, by Jessie Gall & Lydia, Dancehouse, as part of ‘Submerge’ (Emerging Choreographers Program).
June - August: ‘Solitude 1’ residency with Chunky Move. First development of ‘solo for red’
January: , Archive for SF, by Lydia Connolly-Hiatt, Kindled Spirits Firerelief Fundraiser & Grey Gardens Gallery Fundraiser

2019: October & November: Darcy & Jes, by Jessie Gall & Lydia, WaterTrip, the Subclub & Fundraiser for Djap Wurrung Embassy
April: Their Body and Other Tales, by Talia Rothstein & Lydia, Brunswick Mechanics Institute Residency (showing)

2018: April: Every Room Has Its Rules, by Talia Rothstein & Lydia Connolly- Hiatt. Aeso Studio, Fitzroy, Melbourne.

2017: November: Damn Good Smoke, a show produced, choreographed and performed by Lydia Connolly-Hiatt & Talia Rothstein. Bluestone Church Arts Space, Footscray.
November & February: Precarious Skin, choreographed and performed by Lydia Connolly-Hiatt. Damn Good Smoke & Auckland Fringe 2017
November: Lounge, choreographed by Lydia Connolly-Hiatt and Talia Rothstein, Mars Rooftop Performance Art.
September: Podium solo performance as part of Post-Apocalyptic  Body Slam (The Fringe Hub), Melbourne Fringe 2017.

2016 - 2017: Fabricate, choreographed and performed by Cushla Roughan, Caitlin Davey, Rodney Tyrell, Reece Adams and Lydia Connolly-Hiatt. Wellington & Dunedin Fringe Festival 2017, Tempo Dance Festival 2016 & The Basement Theatre in April 2016. Awarded  Sydney Fringe Touring Award 2017 by Wellington Fringe & ‘Best Dance Work’ Dunedin Fringe 2017.

2015: October: ‘Entrenched’, choreographed by Cushla Roughan and Lydia Connolly-Hiatt, Tempo 2015

2014: September: ‘Default’, Short and Sweet Dance 2014.

Performance Experience:

2020: March: Chunky Move with Romance is Born at Melbourne Museum for ‘Nocturnal’
February: Chunky Move’s Choreolab with Contact Gonzo performance at NGV
February: NOW this body WHAT, Luigi Vescio, Temperance Hall, Midsumma Festival 2020.

2019: September & November: If I Don’t Understand you, Shelley Lasica, Temperance Hall, Melbourne Fringe 2019 & Neon Parc
April: First development of ‘The Planets’, Melanie Lane
March: ‘Memoir for Rivers and the Dictator’, Lilian Steiner, Dance Massive 2019

2018: December: ‘Continuous Monument’, Ellen Davies & Alice Heyward, MPavillion
October: ‘Volition’, Zoe Bastin, C3 Contemporary Art Space
18th - 21st September: ‘Light Colour Quiet Conversation’ by Sarah Aitken, Melbourne Fringe & TO DO/TO MAKE
September & February: ‘Behaviour 7’ by Shelley Lasica, performed in TO DO/TO MAKE and at Union House, University of Melbourne
April: ‘Future City Inflatable’, Ellen Davies & Alice Heyward, Next Wave 2018, Abbotsford Convent
March: ‘Replay’ by Eszter Salamon, Keir Choreographic Awards Public Program, Abbotsford Convent

2017: October: ‘The Design Plot’ by Shelley Lasica (internship). Performed Royal Melbourne Tennis Club.
October: RMIT’s Lunchtime Concert series, created by Zoe Bastin.
August: ‘Rebecca’s Corpse’, choreographed by Geoffrey Watson, for Dance Speaks, Counihan Gallery, Brunswick.
May: ‘Evanescence’, by video artist Amos Gebhardt, presented at Adelaide Biennial 2018. Choreographed by Melanie Lane.

2016: September - October: ‘Upstream’, choreographed by Sarah Elsworth, performed in Melbourne Fringe 2016.
February - March: ‘Who Are We Now’, choreographed by Maria Dabrowska, performed as part of ChoreoCo. 2016. (Footnote New Zealand Dance’s sub company), Circa Theatre, Wellington.
March: ‘CLOSER (solo)’, facilitated by Olive Bieringa and Otto Ramstad, performed as part of ChoreoCo.2016 in Wellington’s Performance Arcade.

2015: December: ‘The Art of Colour’, by Malia Johnston, performed in Aotea Square as part of the ‘Summer in the Square Series’, Auckland. 
June: ‘Cover Lover’,  a show directed by Jessie McCall, performed at The Basement, 2015.