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In Twinships, dancer/choreographer Deanne Butterworth collaborates with sound designer Michael Munson to create two simultaneous worlds, the sonic and the physical, in order to challenge the way we observe and perceive people. A jewel-like reflective centerpiece that projects images of botanical and architectural landscapes is both set and metaphor. As Butterworth dances her solo, she manipulates the mirrored psyche of the Twinships' worlds to expose notions of perception, truth and misrepresentation.

Butterworth has been described as "a master of seductive lyricism" and her dance style, replete with both restrained elegance and explosive gesture, as "effortlessly massive" (Real Time). In Twinships, she juxtaposes a statuesque angularity with a rhythmic kinesis, like a heartbeat that quickens then slows, responding to external and internal stimuli.

Choreographed & performed by Deanne Butterworth
Sound Design by Michael Munson
Lighting by Rose Connors Dance

Deanne Butterworth   
Images by Fred Kroh

Deanne Butterworth has been working in contemporary dance for over 15 years. Career highlights as a performer include working with Shelley Lasica, Danceworks Company and Sandra Parker Dance both in Australia and overseas; performing for and collaborating with Balletlab and with Jo Lloyd; and creating work with Tim Harvey in NYC and Melbourne. Deanne has also created a number of solo works, most recently, oneandthesame, a work for video; Dual Reperage in Threes, which earned her a nomination for a Green Room Award for Best Female Performer; and Dual Reperage shown at the 'With The Lot' event at Lucy Guerin Inc.

Michael Munson's work embraces a wide variety of contemporary practices and modes of performance, whilst maintaining a commitment to the heritage of the avant-garde. He has collaborated with Butterworth on her last three solo projects.

In 2008, Dancehouse launched a fully-funded creative development and presentation residency for dance practitioners from across Australia - the Housemate Residency. Deanne Butterworth is the 2010 Housemate.

Past Housemates are: Phoebe Robinson (Vic),  Jo Lloyd (Vic), Gabrielle Nankivell (SA) and Tim Darbyshire (Vic)Deanne Butterworth is the 2010 Housemate.

Says Butterworth about the Housemate Residency: "Housemate has allowed me to achieve a true sense of experimentation. It has given me the space and time to question my beliefs in performance-making and allow a new set of ideas and approaches to how I create new work to emerge."

If you want to listen in to Deanne on radio or watch her on TV please book these times:

106.7 FM 3PBS Radio/The Opening/Mark Williams - interview with Deanne Butterworth [13/07/10]
102.7 FM 3RRR/Smart Arts/Richard Watts, Jo Lloyd & Gerard Van Dyke - interview with Deanne Butterworth [15/07/10]
90.7 FM SYN Radio/Breakfast/Eat Cereal - interview with Deanne Butterworth [16/07/10]
CH 31 - SYN TV/Breakfast/Eat Cereal - interview with Deanne Butterworth [16/07/10]

Choreographed & performed by Deanne Butterworth
Sound Design by Michael Munson
Lighting by Rose Connors Dance

Date: Wednesday July 21 to Saturday July 24 at 8pm and Sunday July 25 at 5pm
Where: Dancehouse 150 Princes Street North Carlton
Tickets: $22 Full, $18 Conc, $15 Dancehouse Members
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