Josh Mu is an Australian-based independent contemporary dancer who has performed and taught internationally for over 15 years. His movement roots begin in breakdance and hip hop culture, and have expanded to include contemporary, ballet, circus, gymnastics, physical theatre and yoga.
Mu’s varied skill set has enabled him to work with a wide range of prominent companies and artists across Australia touring around the world. Some of which include Chunky Move, Dancenorth, Sydney Dance Company, Force Majeure, Antony Hamilton Projects, Shaun Parker & Company, Sydney Theatre Company, Perth Theatre Company, Marrugeku, Tracks Dance Theatre, Buzz Dance Theatre, Jo Lloyd, Stephanie Lake, Gavin Webber, Garry Stewart, Lucy Guerin, Gideon Obarzanek and Meryl Tankard.
Mu is an ArtsNT scholarship recipient and an AusdanceWA award winner for ‘Outstanding Performance’. Mu is also a certified yoga teacher who tours across Asia providing workshop intensives for yoga practitioners to enhance their physical understanding through movement methodologies.
Over his career Mu has had the opportunity to co-choreograph 'Endurance' a Tracks Dance Theatre production and create a Darwin Festival sponsored show called 'Home' on the Northern Territory's first breakdance crew SIK of which he was a founding member. In 2018 he presented 'Chrysalis' a new work supported by Sydney's Ev & Bow. In 2019, Mu has worked with Foxtel TV, and created ‘ZERO’, with Sydney Dance Company for their New Breed Season.
Computer programming has always been an obsession for Mu, and over the past few years he has leaned in to a taking on opportunities as a frontend software engineer, collaborating with developers from around the globe. The tech industry has provided Mu new insight and desire to find ways in which arts and technology can intersect.
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Australasian Dance Collective acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their deep connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.
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