Michael Smith is an Australian dancer and choreographer working within contemporary dance, dance-theatre, film and installation. Michael's work often questions the traditional roles of audience and space - traversing active participation and audience as allies. He places the body within state driven processes as a basis for choreography, allowing these to form imagined realities that draw parallels between fantasy and reality.
Michael's work has been performed across platforms such as Dance Massive Site Responsive Showcase, Ars Electronica (Austria), TanzZiet (Berlin), AGITART Figueres Festival MOU (Spain), Japan Media Arts Festival, STRUT Dance WA SEED Residency, Metro Arts, Sunshine Coast Arts Prize and South Bank Corporations 'Flowstate'. He is currently an artist with The Farm, a dance-theatre company based on the Gold Coast. In support of Michael’s choreographic practice, he is a recipient of the Brisbane City Council Lord Mayor's Fellowship (2019-2020), enabling opportunities across Europe and Israel.
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