A Decorated Place

Jump Start | Creative Engine Grant Recipient 2021

A Decorated Place is a dance work by performer and choreographer Caroline Meaden that takes its cues from films featuring wandering women.

Women who take up residence inside other people – in their houses, workplaces, cars, diaries and dreams. It is a watery work that deals with the slippage between people and objects and landscapes, through a choreographic lens.

This is an expansion of a piece that had its beginnings in lockdown last year, and will build on source materials, writing and sketches that were gathered at home. The dancer ‘plays’ at acting, and she uses language to move her.

About Caroline Meaden

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Caroline is a performer and choreographer, working with language, writing and performance. She has worked with artists and companies including Michelle Heaven, Phillip Adams, Walter Dundervill, Monica Bill Barnes & Co, the Merce Cunningham Trust, Sandra Parker, Shelley Lasica, Natalie Cursio, Opera Australia and Reckless Sleepers among others.

With her collaboration, Alice Will Caroline has created works for FOLA, Dance Massive, Next Wave, MEL&NYC Festival, and Melbourne Fringe. Their most recent work, Doors Shut, won the Green Room Award for Ensemble Performance (Dance). Last year, Caroline received a Solitude residency supported by Chunky Move and Tanja Liedtke Foundation, and choreographed a new work with Alice Dixon for the VCA 2nd Year dancers.

This year she is studying to be a speech pathologist and continuing to work across multiple dance projects.