2014 Overview

Engagement

Facilitating/Chairing Public Events

Live Performance: Hopelessly Outdated or the Perfect Antidote to Digital Slacktivism? – The first of Arts House’s new concept evening ‘Supper Club’ which includes food, drink, provocation and discussion with Emily Sexton, Julian Meyrick and Robert Walton (curator). 5 August 2014

Chunky Move – Keep Everything – Arts House Melbourne – second interview with choreographer Antony Hamilton and dancers Benjamin Hancock, Lauren Langlois and Alisdair Macindoe – 21 August 2014

Dewey Dell – Marzo  Arts House Melbourne and Melbourne Festival – Post-show discussion with the company – 11 October 2014

one step at a time like this – Since I Suppose – Arts House Melbourne and Melbourne Festival – Post-show discussion with the company – 28 October 2014

Press Publications

The Festival of Live Art has arrived … but what is live art? The Conversation – 14 March 2014

Press Interviews

HOT brings Australian dance to Glasgow Tramway – Kelly Apter – The Scotsman, 9 June 2014

HOT gives ‘a flavour of what is most interesting about contemporary Australian dance’ – Kelly Apter – The List, 10 June 2014

HOT’s strength and beauty from the sad, silly and sexy – May Brennan – The Herald, 12 June 2014

Robert Walton Gets Hot – Gareth Vile  – SubCity Radio, 5 July 2014

VCA gets FR!SKy for Fringe – Richard Watts – Arts Hub, 9 September 2014

Strong tradition, new moves – Keith Gallasch – RealTime, August 2014

What to do if you didn’t get in – Troy Nankervis – Arts Hub, 15 December 2014

Press Reviews for Hot Season at Tramway here

Research

Refereed Journal Articles

Walton, Robert “Bewildering Behaviour: Practice as Research for Audiences and Other Creators of Immersive Performance” Australasian Drama Studies Vol. 65 Digital Performance Futures in Australasia Gorkem Acaroglu and Glenn D’Cruz (Eds.) LaTrobe University, 2014 pp. 122-144

Creative Works

HOT: New Dance and Performance from Australia – Curator of international festival of leading Australian performance work – Tramway for The XXth Commonwealth Games, Glasgow 2014 – 12 June-3 July 2014

A Filibuster of Dreams By Sarah Rodigari – Durational Performance – Role: Dramaturgy – Arts House, North Melbourne Town Hall & Live Streaming – FOLA (Festival of Live Art) 11pm 22 March – 9am 23 March

Organisation & Leadership

Art, Social and Spatial Practice Research Cluster, Victorian College of the Arts – Executive Member

Performance Studies International 2016 – Organisational Committee Member

Learning and Teaching

Introduced the third year of the new Bachelor of Fine Arts (Theatre Practice) at the Victorian College of the Arts. The first cohort of this new degree graduated in December 2014.

Subject Coordination

  • Acting and Performance Making 1A – Foundations, solo, duet and group performance
  • Performance Practice 1A – 15 Week Project & Pulse
  • Performance Practice 1B – Metamorphosis Project & Character Workshop
  • Performance Practice 2B – One Act Plays
  • Concepts and Creativity 2 – Critical Theory
  • Acting and Performance Making 3A – Major Project ENUF is Enough in collaboration with Living Positive Victoria
  • Performance Practice 3A – Pitch Development, Scene Study, New Writing
  • Concepts and Creativity 3 – Introduction to Performance Research and PaR
  • Acting and Performance Making 3B – Major Project BFA Degree Show: FR!SK
  • Performance Practice 3B – Performance Day, Reading New Writing, Professional Development Planning

Leadership

Acting Head of Theatre January-June 2014.

Head of Undergraduate Studies in Theatre July 2014–

Planning

Creative Works

In Your Hands, a season of newly commissioned work at Arts House Melbourne exploring digital theatre in public space – April 2016. I am collaborating with Jason Maling and Steve Berrick on this project.

VCA Theatre

Developing Honours degree BFA (Honours) Theatre Practice at VCA – 2015

Research

Commencing PhD in Theatre and Digital Art provisionally titled ‘On Being Moved: Transmedia Dramaturgies for Mobile Audiences’. Supervisors: Prof Mary Luckhurst (VCA&MCM, principal), A/Prof Frank Vetere (Engineering), Dr Paul Rae (Arts).

Chapter on Adrian Howell’s performance pedagogy for a new book edited by Dee Heddon.

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