About/CV

Photo Credit Gregory Lorenzutti for Dancehouse.

Photo Credit Gregory Lorenzutti for Dancehouse.

Contact:

atlantamaryeke@gmail.com

Atlanta Eke is a dancer and choreographer working internationally. In 2010 Atlanta was a DanceWEB Europe scholarship recipient mentored by artist Sarah Michelson. She went onto perform for French choreographer Sidney Leoni in Undertones at Tamz in August Berlin and Swedish choreographer Marten Spangbergs Page 74, ImPulsTanz Festival Vienna. In the same year Atlanta performed throughout Europe with artists Xavier Le Roy, Maria Hassabi and Christine de Schmitt, among others, in Dutch choreographers Jan Ritesmas Oedipus My Foot, as well as participating in Allianz-The Agora Project (Performing Arts Forum) France. Atlanta received Next Wave Kickstart in 2011, was the Dancehouse Housemate Melbourne resident and an Australian Arts Council ArtStart Grant recipient. She premiered her first solo in 2012 MONSTER BODY at Next Wave Festival. MONSTER BODY was subsequently presented at SEXES Festival Performance Space Carriageworks Sydney, Dance Massive Festival Melbourne 2013, MONA FOMA Festival Hobart, MDT Summer Program Stockholm, BACKFLIP Feminism and Humour in Contemporary Art, Margaret Lawrence Gallery and Fierce Festival Birmingham. In 2014 Atlanta presented her work Untitled for NVG Melbourne Now Exhibition, she performed the work of Marina Abramovics and Joan Jonas in Kaldor Public Art Project #27: 13 Rooms Sydney and performed in Maria Hassabis Intermission for Melbourne Festival at ACCA exhibition Framed Movements. In the same year Atlanta premiered two works; Fountain at Chunky Move Next Move Program and Organ at Liquid Architecture Festival, Federation Square. Atlanta was the recipient of the 2014 inaugural Keir Choreographic Award for Body Of Work which has since toured to Dance Massive Festival Melbourne, 
Dark MoFo Festival MONA Hobart and Les Plateaux de la Briqueterie Paris 2015 and Adelaide Festival 2016. Body Of Work will tour 2017 to PICA Perth and Tempo Festival, NZ. In 2015 Atlanta also premiered MISS UNIVERSAL, exhibited at Gertrude Contemporary and presented at Chunky Move Next Move program. She also premiered Death of Affect presented at Alaska Projects Sydney and later that year at Underbelly Arts Festival Cockatoo Island Sydney. After a season at the Adelaide Festival in 2016 Atlanta was an invited FOLA Lab artist and received CultureLab residencies for two works; I CON and Death Of Affect at Arts House North Melbourne. She was commissioned to produce a new work for the Occupied Exhibition at RMIT Design Hub Melbourne; WETWARE, which has recently been presented by Gertrude Contemporary for Spring1883 at Hotel Windsor and the MPavilion Melbourne. Atlanta was the recipient of Vitalstatistix Port Adelaide residency, for her work I CON, she has been invited to present a new performance at ACCA Melbourne as apart of the Claire Lambe exhibition 2017. She is currently developing a performance for The National Exhibition at Carriageworks Sydney and will premier a new work The Tennis Piece with Critical Path and Performance Space Sydney with a presentation at Proximity Festival Perth 2017. Atlanta will also present her work Fuck You Buddy at Dark Mofo Hobart in 2017

 


Atlanta Eke lives and works in Melbourne. She is a dancer and choreographer concerned with dissolving pre-existing perceptions and expectations by changing fixed representations of the body through movement. She works with and beyond the limitations of the body, in collaboration with fellow dancers, artists and arts administrators in variety of contexts. Her work with dance is currently project specific, within each project a question for the next arises, along side an effort to deconstruct the modes of production and presentation of the previous work. Having recently had opportunities to present work in exhibition spaces, she is interested in how an exhibition space and timeframe can be utilized as a resource for developing dance.

Tertiary Education

2004 – 2006 Bachelor of Contemporary Art Dance – Deakin University Australia

2001 – 2003 Bachelor of Arts/Business Management – Monash University Australia

2012-2017 Dancehouse Melbourne Board Member

2012-2014 Lecturer at Deakin University

Awards

Inaugural Keir Choreographic Award 2014

 

Performance/Exhibition

2017 Mother Holding Something Horrific The Dance at ACCA Melbourne

2017 The Unsettling The Trailer Exhibition at The National Carriageworks Sydney

2017 The Unsettling Performance at The National Carriageworks Sydney

2017 The Tennis Piece residency at Critical Path & Performance Space Residency Sydney

2017 Fuck You Buddy performance at Dark Mofo Hobart

 

2016 Body Of Work Performance for Vitalstatistix at the Adelaide Festival

2016 Death Of Affect Arts House CultureLab North Melbourne

2016 FOLA Lab artist Arts House North Melbourne

2016 Performer for A-97 Video Graphic Opera by Daniel Jenatsch for Next Wave Festival Melbourne

2016 Fuck You Buddy Performance at The Cube curated by Free Fall at Oxford Arts Factory Sydney

2016 Occupied Exhibition at RMIT Design Hub Melbourne

2016 Occupied Performance at Spring 1883 Hotel Windsor Melbourne

2016 Occupied Performance at M Pavilion Melbourne

2016 I CON Arts House Open Space Melbourne

2016 I CON Residency Vitalstatistix Adelaide

2016 Always Coming Home Residency at Carriageworks Sydney

2016 Death Of Affect residency at Arts House North Melbourne

 

2015 Performer for Aphids Forever Now at MONA FOMA Hobart

2015 M-Pavilion Relay Melbourne

2015 Body Of Work Creative development at Dancehouse Melbourne

2015 Body Of Work Performance for Dance Massive Festival at Dancehouse Melbourne

2015 Miss Universal Opening Performance at Gertrude Contemporary Melbourne

2015 Miss Universal Exhibition at Gertrude Contemporary Melbourne

2015 Miss Universal for Next Move Residency at Chunky Move Melbourne

2015 Body Of Work Performance at Dark MoFo Festival Hobart

2015 Canyon Performance at Dark MoFo Festival Hobart

2015 Workshop Lets talk about Love For Winter Intensive at Dancehouse Melbourne

2015 Death of Affect Re-staged Creative development at Underbelly Arts Lab Cockatoo Island Sydney

2015 Death of Affect Re-staged Performance at Underbelly Arts Lab Cockatoo Island Sydney

2015 Body Of Work Performance for Les Plateuax at the La Briquetterie National Centre for the Paris Dance Biennale, Paris Briquetterie

2015 Miss Universal Premier and Season for Next Move at Chunky Move Melbourne

 

2014 Cinema Performance for Tourism Tasmania MONA Cinema Hobart

2014 Death Of Affect Performance for Restaging Restaging at Alaska Projects Sydney

2014 Body Of Work Keir Choreographic Season One Dancehouse Melbourne and Finalist Season Carriageworks Sydney

2014 Fountain presented at Chunky Moves as a part of Next Move Program Melbourne

2014 ORGAN presented at Liquid Architecture Festival

2014 ORGAN presented at The Alexander Technique Monash University

2014 Performer for Deanne Butterworths Regarding Yesterday at Slopes Gallery Smith Street Melbourne

2014 Performer for Maria Hassabi in Intermission as a part of the Melbourne International Festival at ACCA

2014 I’ve Got A Bone For You presented at MONA FOMA Festival, as a part of Faux Mo, Hobart

2014 Nuseum presented at MONA FOMA Festival, as a part of Faux Mo, Hobart

2014 Untitled presented at Melbourne Now at the NGV

2014 Heavy Metal Performance MOMA, Mona Foma Market, Hobart

2014 I’ve Got A Bone For You presented at Melbourne Now NGV, apart of February Solo Series

2014 VOLUME Kings ARI Flash Night, Melbourne

2014 I CON Creative development Culture Lab Recipient at Arts House Nth Melbourne

2014 I CON Creative development Lucy Guerin Inc. Studio Residency Recipient, West Melbourne

2013 MONSTER BODY and DEEP TERRA presented at MDT, Stockholm

2013 MONSTER BODY presented at the Fierce Festival of Live Art in Birmingham

2013 MONSTER BODY and Champagne Showers presented at BACKFLIP Feminism and Humour in Contemporary Art, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, VCA.

2013 Nuseum, Guerilla Performance at ACCA and NGV Melbourne

2013 Performer for Marina Abramovic and Joan Jonas at the Kaldor Public Art Project #27: 13 Rooms in Sydney.

2013 MONSTER BODY presented at Dance Massive Festival Dancehouse Melbourne

2013 MONSTER BODY and YOU AND ME presented at MONA FOMA Festival, Hobart

2013 Nomination for a Green Room Award for Outstanding Achievement In Independent Dance for MONSTER BODY.

2013 Nomination for the Australian Dance Awards for the performance MONSTER BODY

2012 MONSTER BODY presented at Next Wave Festival Melbourne

2012 Name Given By The Spectator a solo commissioned and presented at Return to Sender, Performance Space, Sydney

2012 Dancehouse Research Housemate Recipient with Swedish Artist Emma Kim-Hagdalh

2012 Australia Council for the Arts ArtStart Grant recipient.

2012 MONSTER BODY presented at the SEXES Festival Performance Space Sydney,

2011 NEXTWAVE KICKSTART ARTIST – Creative Development of MONSTER BODY

2011 AGORA PROJECT, co-creator and performer for a co-production with Kaaitheater, Pact-Zollverein (Essen), Steirischer Herbst (Graz) | support ALLIANZ Kulturstiftung (München), Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EU) presented at Kaaiteater, Brussels

2011 AGORA PROJECT, co-creator and performer, presented at PACT Zollverein, Essen, Germany

2011 AGORA PROJECT, co-creator and performer, presented at Steirischer Herbst, Graz, Austria

2011 Cultural Terror, co-creator and performer, Guerilla Performance at Dance Massive Malthouse Melbourne

2011 I WANT TO BE AN ARTIST a solo commissioned and presented at Lucy Guerin Inc. for Pieces For Small Spaces

2010 YOU AND ME a solo commissioned and presented at Next Wave Festival, Private Dances, Melbourne

2010 POINTS a solo commissioned and presented at Next Wave Festival. Sportsclub Project, MCG, Melbourne

2010 Recipient for New South Wales Bundanon Residency for Deborah Hay Solo Performance March 2010

2010 In The Dark presentation of the Deborah Hay Solo Performance at Dancehouse Melbourne

2010 DANCEWEB Scholarship Recipient for Impulstanz Festival Vienna, Austria

2010 Performer, Undertones at Tamz in August Berlin, Choreographer Sidney Leoni

2010 Performer Page 74, Impultanz Festival Vienna. Choreographer Marten Spangbergs

2009 Initiator, Editor of THE PAPER, A Dance Newspaper/Publication during Melbourne International Arts Festival

2009 Performer, Melbourne Time Transcendence conference, choreographer Martin Del Amo, Dancehouse Melbourne

2009 Performer, Tim Darbyshires Dancehouse Housemate Residency, Buckets and Other Things/ More or Less Concrete

2009 Performer, Melbourne Falling Behind Series, Steve Paxtons Satisfyin Lover, Director; Elizabeth Dempster

2009 Performer, Oedipus, Co-directors Jan Ritesma Marten Spangberg. Mychoreography PAF, France.

2009 Performer Deborah Hay Solo Commissioning Project, Findhorn, Solo At Once

2008 Performer, Slovakian tour, Newington Dance Company, Choreographer Loranie Smith.

2007 Performer, The Gate, an adaptation of Ros Warbys ‘Monumental’, The Little Con., Melbourne

2007 Performer, Falling Wide Dance Company, Artistic Development, Director Katye Coe. The Jerwood Centre. London

2006 Performer, AKA Dance Company, Regional Arts Victoria / Arts2go program Co-Directors Anna Smith and Robin Penty

2006 Co-created, performer, Arcades, Director Shaun McLeod; cross disciplinary dance, film, animation and interactive media.

2006 Soloist, Sativa Director Dr Sally Gardner and Co-author and performer, Atoms and Empty Space, Graduate Showcase, Dancehouse

2006 Soloist , Melbourne Fringe Festival, Director Emily Williams Light and Cello

2006 Member of the Melbourne Young Choreographic Forum

2006 Performer, Matt Devans Installation Falling, Flying, Floating at The Order of Melbourne

2005 Performer, Co-creator, site specific Circulate: Creative Communities In Motion, City of Borondara, Director Sela Kiek.

Publications:

2013 NAVA Quarterly (National Associations for the Visual Arts) Artist Profile, March Edition

2013 Dance Massive ‘Massive Chats’: http://dancemassive.com.au/news/massive-chats-atlanta-eke-monster-body/

2012 FUTURE FUTURE PUBLICATION http://dancewhatnext.wordpress.com/

2012 The Swedish Dance History Co-Editor, Forth Edition

2011 RETURN TO SENDER Co-Editor Atlanta Eke, Jeff Kahn and Paul Gazzola

2010 Live Art List Australia interview http://liveartlistaustralia.wordpress.com/2010/10/08/atlanta-eke-intimacy-in-dance/

2010 Writings On Dance: Author of article Australian Dance – The Future; Cultural Terrorism

2009 THE PAPER Editor Atlanta Eke http://issuu.com/thepaper

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