CHOREOGRAPHY. PERFORMANCE. EDUCATION.
Dance Artist Tanya Voges creates choreography for theatre and gallery spaces which invite the viewer to engage, participate, feel immersed in memory, embodiment and explore trace
Tanya resides and makes work on the unceeded lands of the Peramangk peoples of the Adelaide Hills. She is part of the Artist Residence in Motherhood, an open source residency created by Lenka Clayton, to use the constraints of Motherhood as parameters to make work, not see them as obstacles. She has created an alternative mothers' group MAMAA- Mother Artists Making Art, Australia which has both an online community and studio sharing in Adelaide.
Engaging with collaborators of various disciplines to make multimedia performance works, live dance pieces and dance for screen, Tanya has presented site-specific work at SUE Festival, SALA, Alt Fest, Vivid Festival, SA Museum, Crack Festival Newcastle, Alaska Projects Sydney and solo dance works for IOU Dance at Carriageworks, Short+ Sweet Dance, Fringe, Art Not Apart and You Are Here Festivals.
She has curated dance events at the Museum of Contemporary Art, choreographed for youth group youMove, Ryde Youth Theatre and undertaken Artist Residencies at The Mill Adelaide, STRUT Perth, Blacktown Arts Centre, Bundanon Trust and Choreographic Laboratories with DirtyFeet.
A 2004 Graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts, in Dance, she has furthered her research into choreographic strategies by attending workshops at Critical Path in Sydney and travelling to NYC to undertake internship with Punchdrunk/Emmersive Theatre's show Sleep No More and to research interactive performance modalities.
Tanya has had mentoring opportunities with Martin del Amo, Carlee Mellow and Kate Champion of Force Majeure, to guide her creative developments and hone the craft of choreography. She was the 2017 Engage resident and the inaugural recipient of The Choreographic Futures Program 2018, through The Mill co presented with inSpace program.
Recently Tanya collaborated on Sally Chance's Seashore for DreamBig Festival, Choreographed with Dance Exccentrix for Whispering Walls promenade performance for Inkpot/Country Arts SA and has been conducting longterm research of improvisation scores for movement and mark marking called The Long Line. Also performing with Kellie O'Dempsey in her exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia Neverending line.
As Artist in Residence in Flinders Medical Centre Arts/Health program, Tanya has innovated practice to take this challenge remote, with online interactive engagement for participants in the combination of Dance and Drawing. Drawn to Movement is a dance film made for SALA 2020
No stranger to diversifying practice even before the year Covid affected everythin, Tanya curated her first exhibition Postcards From Motherhood, in 2020 at The Mill through the Exhibition Residency. PfM involved a cross over of dance practice, within gallery spaces, a community engagement aspect and Mother Artist Forum.
Currently Tanya is the recipient of Tracing the Anthropocene (SAM/Guildhouse Residency), Dance.Rebooted (Dancehub SA Residency) both of which extend on her recent successful Artist in Residence at the
Tanja Liedtke Studio of Australian Dance Theatre