Sarah Aiken

Sarah Aiken is a Melbourne based performer, teacher and choreographer whose work investigates assemblage, authorship, scale and the self, looking at the roles of audience, performer, subject and object and connecting tangibly with audiences, to consider performance as a site for empathy & exchange. Sarah is co-director of Deep Soulful Sweats, working with Rebecca Jensen to create work that engages rigorously with participation, waste and a reckless formalism, recycling content to consider materiality and how we come together.

Sarah has presented work for Arts House, Arts Centre Melbourne, Dance Massive, Dancehouse, Brisbane Festival, PICA, Next Wave, Keir Choreographic Awards (2014, 2016), dance makers Toronto, Darebin Arts, Les Plateaux de la Briqueterie (Paris), Metro Arts Brisbane as well as a range of collaborative and interdisciplinary projects across education, music, live art and visual arts. Sarah was an Australia Council artist in resident at HIAP, Helsinki 2022 a recipient of the Creators Fund in 2021 and is developing new works for video and performance.

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