Vivienne Rogis

Vivienne Rogis

Vivienne Rogis

Vivienne Rogis and Elizabeth Cameron Dalman have been creating dynamic, thought provoking and socially responsible work together since 1999 co-founding Mirramu Dance Company in 2002.

She is a graduate of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (1994) and has a Bachelor of Arts (Sociology/Italian Language) and a Masters in Visual Culture Research from the Australian National University. She performs, teaches and choreographs for a variety of companies, artists and groups locally, nationally and internationally and creates her own work.

Vivienne was involved with the development and delivery of youth dance programs at The Australian Choreographic Centre from 1998 – 2007 and has fulfilled the role of Assistant to the Artistic Director of QL2 Centre for Youth Dance from 2008 – 2010. She was a board member of Ausdance ACT for a number of years and in 2005 Vivienne was a lecturer in dance at the University of Western Sydney. In July 2005 Vivienne travelled to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to give a theoretical paper on dance and globalisation at the WDA Asia Pacific International Dance Conference.

Vivienne’s independent dance practice began in Perth from 1995 – 1996 and has continued in Canberra since 1997. Her main independent productions include Changing Channels (1996), Perceptions of Self (2001), The Looking Glass (2003), Liquid Centre (2005), Soft on The Inside (2007) and in 2004 she received an Australia-China Council Residency at the Taipei International Artist Village in Taiwan (2004) and regional NSW artist residency at Mirramu Creative Arts Centre (2006) to develop her dance film In the Shadow of the Mountains. Vivienne continues to develop her work in dance film, undertaking a new dance film project in June 2011 with support from artsACT.

Most recently Vivienne has been involved with the PAVE Festival, in Emerald Victoria, co-ordinating dance events for the 2012 festival and developing a new community arts project called Full Circle Dance that is designed to break down the social barriers between age groups (from 8yrs – 108yrs) and promote positive aging and social networks for parents through dance activities and performances.

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