2022 - Grant Round Two

Mouse in the Room

Place To Make | Creative Engine Grant Recipient 2022

Mouse in the Room
Caroline Meaden

Building on ideas seeded during a 2021 Creative Engine residency, Caroline will continue developing her practise at the intersection of dance, language, and acting, alongside 5 dancer/collaborators.

Using multiple film, play and text references, she will explore links between text, meaning, movement, action, and desire through a determinedly choreographic lens and framework. Thematically linked source materials, featuring women who are slippery, murky, uncertain, and who merge their lives with others’, suggest meta-layers of meaning; how we ‘become’ others in performance, and how our relationships with them can inform a practise of constant transformation, blending, hiding, and merging of personas.

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About Caroline Meaden

Caroline is a performer and choreographer working across dance, language, and performance mediums. She has worked with artists and companies including Sandra Parker, Michelle Heaven, Phillip Adams BalletLab, Walter Dundervill, Monica Bill Barnes & Co, the Merce Cunningham Trust (for NGA), Reckless Sleepers, Shelley Lasica, and Opera Australia, among others.

With her collaboration, Alice Will Caroline (www.slown.net), she has created and performed works for the Keir Choreographic Award, Dance Massive Festival, Next Wave, FOLA (Arts House), MEL&NYC Festival, and Melbourne Fringe. This year, Caroline is developing new work as part of Creative Victoria’s Creators Fund initiative, and studying to be a speech pathologist.

Image Credit: Jeff Busby