Mischa Baka: Choir Dance Company
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Sunday, September 6, 2020

Rebekha Otomys Exhibition

September 06, 2020 0
Rebekha Otomys Exhibition





One of the questions from Rebekha's new online exhibition at Otomys

You are a performing artist as well as a digital print maker, I’d love to know how your art practices inform each other?


My dance informs my art; it gives energy, focus and balance to a practice that requires much stillness, patience and trust. Alternatively, my art brings meaning to my dance. I am currently composing a new dance for my Dance Choir company, which will comprise eleven dancers on stage relating to the natural worlds presented in my digital print works. My art and dance are polyphonic narratives where the many sounds, voices, emotional states, forms and layers interact with equal importance. On stage, the expression sublimates in a fleeting moment and in my art this is sustained within the print.

Recently my partner, Mischa Baka, and I produced Perpetual, a short dance film for Nature’s Denouement. (As I was dancing for the shoot, I was able to remove my mask). Perpetual is a summary of how humans often find creative ways to meet life by redirecting energies from life’s joys and challenges, into inspirational form. I love how the rhythms of flowing, staccato, chaos lyrical and stillness from my Five Rhythms dance practice, also play out in nature. The rhythms within nature and in the body seem to be varied sized art forms showing all inner tenuous, fractured or flowing worlds. As an artist creating my own worlds, I think of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein from time to time, and how what we create becomes its own power, will and voice. Once I create my art and place it out into the world it is beyond my control and there is something about this that is frightening and liberating but also carries a sense of responsibility for me.



Saturday, December 15, 2018

Dance Choir at Cecil Street Studio

December 15, 2018 0
Dance Choir at Cecil Street Studio
(Ben Jamieson, Choir Dance Company, Dale Polglase, Ella Baxter, Rebekah Stuart, Sarah Hotchin, Stacey Lake - Cecil st studio)

I admire Rebekah’s strength. In one day she finished school reports. We packed up the beach House. Drove to Melbourne and presented her dance show. It was well received and a success.


Sunday, October 14, 2018

Reflections from Rebekah on Rehearsal

October 14, 2018 0
Reflections from Rebekah on Rehearsal


Reflections from Rebekah on Rehearsal

Focused on blocking

Discovered a beautiful way to drop the audience into the beginning of the show; being present around the artwork and breathing.   

The individual has something to say, the community has something to say. 

A frozen tableaux where the voices resonate in each other because of proximity.

Self consciousness dropped away when in a cluster. 

Self conciseness arose more when individuals were alone. 

Provocations within the architecture of the building. Moving up the stairs with a feeling of tenderness. Move to the wall with a feeling of mystery. Consider where you are and where you are going. Each provocation presented stories and helped the dancers to drop in easily.  

The cast noticed that it’s easy to drop into something when surprised. 






Sunday, September 23, 2018

Rebekah Rehearsal

September 23, 2018 0
Rebekah Rehearsal


Rebekah ran such a beautiful rehearsal with an engaging warm up from Dale. Rebekah’s direction was clear and assured. She gave her words and thoughts space to be contemplated. She gave assurance to her cast by backing her directions with a calm and present demeanour. It showed in the cast who relished her direction and explored what she was asking with boldness, bravery and full heartedness.

One of the great strengths of Rebekah’s work is how dedicated the actors become under her guidance. Watching how completely they commit to the performance is beautiful.