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Sofie Burgoyne - Co-Director

Sofie Burgoyne is an artist and cultural worker with a background in dance and choreography who feels home by the ocean in Walyalup / Fremantle and Lisboa, Portugal.  Sofie gestures towards culture and community with performance, creation, collaboration, curation and teaching. Sofie has a special interest in body-based, live performance, where ways of being in the world including a sociality, experiencing, remembering and desiring can be felt, examined, rehearsed and / or critiqued.

Sofie holds a Bachelor of Arts (dance) from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, a Graduate Diploma of Art in Public Space from RMIT University and a Masters of Fine Arts in Choreography with a specialisation in New Performative Practices from Stockholm University of the Arts. Sofie was the 2021 curatorial mentee for Contemporary Art Tasmania and was selected as the lead artist mentee with feminist theatre group THE RABBLE 2019 - 2020, and has undertaken live performance curatorial roles with Bus Projects, and Strut Dance.

As a performer, Sofie has worked with choreographers Miguel Pereira (‘Peça Feliz’), Eszter Salamon (‘REPLAY’, 2018), Xu Chen (‘Physique of Consciousness’), Thomas ES Kelly (‘Junjeiri Ballun – Gurul Gaureima’), Theo Clinkard (‘Of Land and Tongue’, ‘Ordinary Courage’) and Jean Claude Gallotta (‘Trois Generations’). Her choreographic works have been presented by, among others,  Movement Research at the Judson Church (US), The Place (UK), Tasdance (AU), Constance ARI (AU), Junction Festival (AU), Bus Projects (AU), First Site Gallery (AU) and STRUT Dance (AU).

Sofie has collaborated as a choreographer and / or performer with visual artists Pope Alice (Dark Mofo 2021 & 2022), Diana Baker Smith ('The One Hour Concert', Hobart, Joan Jonas (‘Mirror Piece’), Seaborg (‘Slaughterhouse’ and ‘Pigpen’) and Tess Campbell (‘Gestures of Care’). Sofie has performed with music group Group A (Faux Mo, MONA FOMA), for theatre companies Frantic Assembly (‘Noway Back’, ‘This Will All Be Gone’), Erth Visual and Physical Inc., Terrapin Puppet Theatre and for the Channel 3 (UK) television series, ‘HUMANS’.

In 2021, Sofie was invited by A Published Event to write ‘Red Sandstone’ - a 100-page novella for the ‘Lost Rocks’ project 2017 - 2021.

Sofie commenced as STRUT Dance Co-Director in June 2022.