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. 

Performance Experience:

2020: March: Chunky Move with Romance is Born at Melbourne Museum’s Nocturnal

February: Chunky Move’s Choreolab with Contact Gonzo performance at NGV

NOW this body WHAT, Luigi Vescio, Temperance Hall, Midsumma Festival 2020.

: September & November: If I Don’t Understand you, Shelley Lasica, Temperance Hall, Melbourne Fringe 2019 & Neon Parc

April: First developement 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.

Choreographic Works:

2020: June - August: ‘Solitude 1’ residency with Chunky Move. First development of ‘solo for red’

, Archive for SF, by Lydia Connolly-Hiatt, Kindled Spirits Firerelief Fundraiser & Grey Gardens Gallery Fundraiser

2019: October & November: Darcy & Jes, by Jess 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.

Education, Residencies & Grants:

2019: Emerging Choreographers Residency 2019 - 2020, Dancehouse

July: Started a Bachelor of Arts in Gender, Sexuality & Diversity Studies, La Trobe University

April: Their Body and Other Tales, by Talia Rothstein & Lydia, Brunswick Mechanics Institute Residency (showing)

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.