The vast repertoire of Shelley Lasica’s choreographic works and installations spans 30 years and includes projects for: Biennale of Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Melbourne Festival, National Gallery of Victoria, Centre Nationale de la Danse (Pantin, Paris); Siobhan Davies Studios (London), Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Dance Massive, West Space, MPavilion, ANAT / Synapse Residency with the Centre for Eye Research, Murray White Room and Anna Schwartz Gallery.
Her practice is characterised by an interest in the presentation of dance in various spatial contexts, and often involves collaborations in which choreography intersects with contemporary design, curation, sound, visual art, and theory.
Lasica is concerned with how choreography functions and how dance can be used to shape our experience of the world. Major conceptual concerns include the interaction between spoken, written and movement language, loss of memory and senses, coincidence and the subject of space.
Several long-term solo pieces involve the working and re-working of choreographic processes designed for the gallery/museum situation. Here space is shaped as a material, social, formal, sensorial and intellectual experience contingent on temporal exchange between performer and audience.
Solos For Other People, Dance Massive, 2015. Photo credit: Gregory Lorenzutti
How Choreography Works, West Space, 2015. Photo credit: Christo Crocker