Narelle Benjamin

NARELLE BENJAMIN

Choreographer

Narelle’s dance credits include Australian Dance Theatre, Chunky Move, Bangarra Dance Theatre/Australian Ballet, One Extra Dance Theatre, Chrissie Parrot Dance Collective, Douglas Wright, Wendy Houstoun, Julia-Anne Long and Sue Healey. She won The Age Performing Arts Award for Best Performer 1994.

The development of her choreographic career has included two works for the One Extra Company, Gossamer (Sydney Dance Company), The Dark Room (Australian Ballet), Figment (Sydney Festival 2008) and Lulie and Pixel (Theatre of Image). In 2007 Narelle choreographed two films with the SDC made possible through the Hepzibah Tintner Fellowship; POD with Samuel James and The Shape of Water with Cordelia Beresford.

In 2010 Narelle premiered In Glass, her first full length work, at the Sydney Opera House’s Spring Dance. In 2012 she presented Nobody as part of Six Solos and a BBQ for Spring Dance, performed in Sue Healey’s Variant and Julie-Anne Long’s Invisibility Project. In 2013 Narelle created and performed KAAL with Anandavalli and Parvathy Baul for Campbelltown Arts Centre and performed in Martin del Amo’s Slow Dances for Fast Times at Carriageworks, Sydney.

In Glass was awarded the 2011 Australian Dance Award for Outstanding Achievement in Independent Dance.