Melanie Lane is a choreographer and performer based in Melbourne, who has collaborated with artists from film, visual art, theatre and music, creating works that tread between performative forms and contexts.
Her independent work has been presented at international festivals and theatres such as HAU Berlin, Tanz im August, Schauspiel Leipzig, December Dance, Uzes Danse Festival, Indonesian Dance Festival, O Espaco do Tempo, Dance Massive, Carriageworks, Arts House and Sydney Opera House.
Alongside her independent work, she has been commissioned to create new works for Chunky Move, Sydney Dance Company, Dancenorth, Australasian Dance Collective, Schauspiel Leipzig, HAU Berlin, Nagelhus Schia Productions and choreographed for English National Opera's Salome directed by Adena Jacobs.
As a performer, Lane has worked with artists such as Tino Seghal, Arco Renz, Eun Me Ahn, Club Guy and Roni, Antony Hamilton and Lucy Guerin.
Lane choreographed the 2015 and 2017 live shows for UK electronic musician Clark (Warp records), performing at over 30 international venues and festivals including Moma PS1 New York, Villette Sonique Paris, Funkhaus Berlin and Sonar Festivals in Barcelona/Istanbul.
Her collaborative work extends to visual artists Bridie Lunney, Ash Keating and Martin Böttger, and video artists Amos Gebhardt and Leyla Stevens amongst others.
In 2015, Lane was resident director at Lucy Guerin Inc. and has been nominated for Helpmann and Green Room awards as both performer and choreographer. She was the recipient of the 2018 Keir Choreographic Award in Australia and the 2017 Leipziger Bewegungskunstpreis in Germany.
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