Shine On: An Interview with Chloe Chignell


Canberra born and Melbourne based, contemporary dance artist Chloe Chignell’s star is on the rise. She has recently received a Keir Choreographic Award, performed in Atlanta Eke’s ‘Miss Universal’ at Chunky Move and is set to perform in James Batchelor’s new work ‘Faces’. With her chameleonic appearance and versatility as a performer, we couldn’t think of anyone more perfect to explore the role of clothes in creating a character in our photo editorial ‘The Art of Costume’.   Leiden Editor Emma Batchelor caught up with Chloe to talk all things dance.   Emma: How did you first get into dance?… Continue Reading

Inviting Uncertainty – Dancing with the Contemporary


I am a choreographer, dancer and filmmaker based in Canberra and Melbourne. I make installations and performances using contemporary dance and other visual mediums as my primary tools. In January 2016, I began making a new work aboard the Australian Marine National Facility’s Investigator, a state-of-the-art research vessel designed for interdisciplinary marine research. This is a reflection on the role I am playing as a choreographer on the expedition. To begin with, we must put aside all surface associations with the word dance. We are not here dealing with dance as a mode of entertainment or recreation. I am talking… Continue Reading