CHOREOGRApHY & DIRECTION
Helen Duncan is a Choreographer and Artistic Director working in both dance and theatre. As the Creative Director of Wearable Art Mandurah (2014 – 2017), she has led the competition from a small-scale fashion show into one of Australia’s most prominent Creative Arts Showcases. Her working method is highly collaborative and with skilled leadership she engages with artists individual strengths to promote authentic and skilled performance outcomes. In theatre, Helen has most recently provided choreographic support for Elbow Room’s production “Niche”, reviewed as "one of the most technically accomplished plays this reviewer has ever seen on Melbourne stages, large or small" (Arts Hub). As Artistic Director for Riptide Performing Arts Company (2011-2014) she designed projects to engage young people with cutting edge contemporary theatre and dance experiences. Under her direction the group have worked with professionals from Sydney Theatre Company, Black Swan Theatre Company, Griffin Theatre, Barking Gecko, Shaun Parker and others. Her independent dance theatre work has been presented at Edinburgh Fringe, Perth Fringe, Melbourne Fringe and Melbourne International Comedy Festivals.
Helen is a graduate of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts and Post Graduate performance company, Link (2007)
"Helen is one of the best Animateurs currently working in Australia, possessing a depth of understanding of both community and professional practise."
GUY BOYCE | ARTISTIC DIRECTOR/CEO
MANDURAH PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE