Choreographer and performer, collaborating with artists across film, visual art, theatre and music to create works that tread between forms and contexts.
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Melanie Lane is an Australian/Javanese choreographer and performer. She works across and between performative contexts to interrogate the body beyond dominant narratives.
Melanie’s independent works have been presented across Europe, Asia and Australia. She has been commissioned to create works for West Australian Ballet, Chunky Move, Sydney Dance Company, Dance North, Australasian Dance Collective, Shauspiel Leipzig, Nagelhus Schia Productions and Dance Theatre Heidelberg.
Melanie has choreographed works for the English National Opera (Salome) and Burg Theater Vienna (Trojan Women). She regularly collaborates with UK electronic musician CLARK (Warp Records) and choreographed his 2015 & 2017 live shows, which were presented at 30+ international venues.
Melanie was the recipient of the 2017 Bewegungskunstpreis (DE) and the 2018 Keir Choreographic Award (AU). She is currently a Resident Artist at The Substation; the 2023/24 Choreographer in Residence at Chunky Move; Associate Artist at e.motion21 and QL2 (Canberra) and is the 2023/24 Australia Council Fellow for Dance. In 2022, she was the inaugural Established Artist in Residence at University of Canberra x Belco Arts; was Resident Director at Lucy Guerin Inc in 2015 and is the Chair of Melbourne’s Dancehouse.