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Andrew Morrish

Andrew Morrish www.andrewmorrish.com has been improvising in performance since 1982, when he started working with Al Wunder in Melbourne, Australia. He was a founding member of Wunder's Theatre of the Ordinary, and also spent over a decade dueting with Peter Trotman in Australia and the US.

He co-founded the improvisational movement theatre duet "Trotman and Morrish" with Peter Trotman in 1987.

Together they performed ten seasons in Melbourne in addition to numerous other one-off performances (including the Greenmill Dance Festival in 1994, 1995 and 1997). They also performed in the United States, most notably in the New York Improvisation Festival in 1995 and 1997. In 1999 they performed in "Antistatic" at the Performance Space, Sydney and in "Dancers are Space-eaters" at the Perth Institute for Contemporary Art.

Since moving to Sydney in 1990 he has developed his solo performing leading to season at Performance Space Sydney, Powerhouse Brisbane and the Australian Choreographic Centre Canberra.

In April 2002 he appeared improvisationally in The Opera Projects "Entertaining Paradise" directed by Nigel Kellaway at Performance Place Sydney. He is also a member of Neil Thomas' Urban Dream Capsule, an extended 'live-in' installation in store windows, which initially appeared in the 1996 Melbourne International Arts Festival, and has subsequently run 8 times in Europe, North America, South America and Oceania.

Between 1994 and 1996 he was a member of Arts Victoria's Dance Assessment Panel. He was a member of the Arts Victoria Women's Artists Assessment Panel from 1997 to 1999. From 1997 to 2000 he was also a member of the City of Yarra Arts Advisory Committee. In 1998 he was a member of the Australia Council's Emergent Choreographers Advisory Panel. In 2000 he was also a member of the Canberra Choreographic Centre's Assessment Panel.

In addition to his improvisational performing he is in increasing demand, in Europe and Australia, as a teacher and facilitator, running extended workshops and long term facilitation to individual performers.

In 2003 he will be teaching and performing in Amsterdam, Berlin, Bristol, Brussells, Hobart, Melbourne, Sydney, Utrecht and Zurich. His research interests centre on post positivist research methodologies and aspects of expressive experiencing.

In 2002 he relocated his work to Europe and now performs extensively in France, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland and the UK.