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Byron Perry

As a performing artist based in Melbourne Byron has developed and performed roles with Douglas Wright, Leigh Warren, Chunky Move, Paul Selwyn Norton, Lucy Guerin, Ballet Lab, DV8 Physical Theatre, Force Majeure, Antony Hamilton Projects and KAGE Physical Theatre.

Byron’s work has been consistently recognised by the Australian Dance Awards and Greenroom Awards, in 2006 he received an Australian Dance Award for 'outstanding performance by a male dancer' and won ‘Best Male Dancer’ at the Greenroom Awards for his years work.

In 2011 he was awarded the inaugural Harold Mitchell fellowship for professional development in direction and choreography.

His choreographic work to date includes 'Punctuated Equilibrium' and 'The Hayflick Limit' for Chunky Move, 'Hest²' for the VCA, 'Breaks of Asia' for The Studio at the Sydney Opera House, 'A Volume Problem' and ‘Light Entertainment for Tasdance and ‘Goggle Box’ for which he was nominated for a Greenroom Award for best original choreography. In 2009 he was commissioned by Chunky Move to create ‘I Like This’ with co-director Antony Hamilton, which toured nationally and internationally throughout 2011. In October 2011 he premiered ‘Double Think’ in the Melbourne International Arts Festival. Recent collaborations have seen him working with playwright Rita Kalnejais and choreographing on BMX riders for Melbourne Bike Fest.

Byron’s work reflects the diversity of his experience with projects ranging from abstract dance and light sculpture, to physical theatre and dance on film.

His fascination with photography, visual art and design align with a personal interest in low-tech performer operated supporting elements to deliver unexpected theatrical experiences.

Byron Perry