Kate Hunter Core Artist

Kate is a performance-maker and researcher who makes work which investigates cognitive neuroscience, the body, the senses, diseases & dying, autobiography, talking to herself, sadness, & memory. She is interested in relationships between the brain and the body, embodied cognition and its relevance to physical theatre trainings and improvisation. Kate is a core artist with Tashmadada contemporary performance company, and Associate Artist with award-winning physical theatre company Born in a Taxi.Tashmadada projects include ’The Procrastination Project’ (La Mama 2015, Performance Studies International 2016), ‘The Dead Twin’ development in Melbourne in 2014 and ‘In Persistence of Memory’ in New York in 2015 with Deborah Leiser-Moore and schoreographer Melissa Riker. In 2010 Kate co-created Born in a Taxi’s ‘The Waiting Room’ (winner Brisbane Powerhouse Award) which toured to the World Theatre Festival in 2011, and saw a return season at The Substation in 2013. In 2011 Kate created ‘Maybe we’re never together’ at Big West with writer Emilie Collyer, and in 2013 she joined with video/sound artist Catherine Clover to make ‘B is for Bird’, a sound art performance about pigeons, crows and seagulls, for Australia’s leading festival of sound art, Liquid Architecture. Kate’s solo works include ‘Pearl Diver’ (Melbourne Fringe 2009), ‘list(n)’ (Searchlight Festival/Tashmadada at 45downstairs 2010), ‘Memorandum’ (Theatre Works 2014, Joan Sutherland Centre Sydney, 2015) and ‘Blue Streak’ (Bogong Centre for Sound Culture 2015). Kate’s body of work encompasses community, therapeutic, professional, research and educational contexts, and she has strong networks across these fields. Her background in music and movement therapy underpins her physical theatre training, as well as her experience lecturing in performance and composition at university. She has trained in New York and the UK with Anne Bogart and SITI Company, Richard Schechner and Ruth Kanner. From 2009-2012 Kate was in receipt of Victoria University’s Vice Chancellor’s Postgraduate Research Award for outstanding research projects. Her PhD centred on the relationships between performance-making and neuroscience. She is currently Lecturer in Creative Practice (Art and Performance) at Deakin University, and has recently been awarded an Art in Biomedical Science residency – the first for a performing artist - at the Harry Brookes Allen Museum of Anatomy and Pathology at the University of Melbourne.

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