Daisy Sanders

Daisy Sanders is a Boorloo (Perth) based independent artist, a proud senior company member of Sensorium Theatre and a WAAPA graduate (2013 BA Dance with 2017 First Class Honours). She devises immersive, multidisciplinary choreographic works which have an enduring foundation in somatic practice, community building, experimentation and play. Daisy’s original works include A Resting Mess (2016-current), Night Dancing (2020-current), Womb for World Weeping (for SITU8:CITY 2022) and Room to Rest (for Arts Centre Melbourne’s Alter State Festival, 2021).

Daisy’s artistic sensibility is a uniquely rigorous and joyful. She works professionally across a variety of disciplines and roles – performer, creator, director, dramaturg, researcher and teacher. Recent projects include Las Hormigas by Pilar Mata Dupont (PICA), Adhocracy (Vitalstatistix, Adelaide), As Below, So Above by Joshua Pether in the national Keir Choreographic Award (Sydney and Melbourne), Patch’s Lighthouse (Perth Festival), The Last Great Hunt’s inaugural Gatherer’s Collective, Mám by Teac Damsa (Ireland), GuiShu/BELONG by Steamworks Arts WA and HOME by Geoff Sobelle (USA).

Daisy’s experience of chronic illness (2015-20) enabled her to develop a unique rest-focused dance method and a deeply considered approach to facilitating caring creative ecologies. She draws on this in her work as a passionate emerging arts advocate and leader. Daisy was a 2019 Australia Council Career Development artist, a 2017 Culture and The Arts WA Fellow and the 2009 Young Canberra Citizen of the Year. In 2023 Daisy will undertake the Caroline Plummer Fellowship in Community Dance awarded by the University of Otago, Dunedin.

Performances by Daisy Sanders

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