SUSAN VAN DEN HAM
community and outreach manager
Susan has learnt from and worked with various teachers such as Helen Herbertson, Becky Hilton, Anna Smith, Jo Lloyd, Phillip Adams, Gideon Obarzanek, Alice Cummins, and Ilan Abraham. Her interest in observing the body in space has lead her to practices like Applied Kinesiology, yoga, Shiatsu Japanese massage, contact improvisation, Butoh, Body Mind Centering and Feldenkrais.
Some of her performance opportunities have been:
“Pieces for small spaces” with Lucy Guerin Inc. ” Seamstress”, an independent work performed as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival. “A simple dare” performed at Dancehouse. “ Cast anchor” performed at Victorian Collage of the Arts. Through Sense of Place physical theater, Susan performed in “1803” & ” In the field”.
In Darwin Susan worked with TRACKS Dance Company on “Allure of Paradise”, where she was co-ordinator and performer. During her time there Susan has played many roles, Rehearsal Director for Gary Lang contemporary dance company “Goose Lagoon”, and Project coordinator and performer on “Enroute” an interactive physical theater city walk, both existing through Darwin Festival.
In separate visit to Darwin, Susan performed in the first development of “Beautiful Noise” a dance & harp experience developed by Jessica Devereux, performed in an over sized aviary.
Susan’s role with Dancenorth sees her connecting with the diversity that makes up Townsville’s rich community.