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Hsin-Ju Chiu


One Two Ten 2015 Anywhere Festival

Originally from Taiwan, Hsin-Ju completed her BFA (Dance) and MFA (Dance) at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and appeared as a guest artist for Dancenorth’s productions such as 'Gravity Feed', 'The Sleeping End' (choreographed by Antony Hamilton), 'NightCafe06' and 'Underground' as part of her masters project. 

After graduating, Hsin-Ju joined Dancenorth collaborating and performing with Gavin Webber in performances such as 'Underground', 'NightCafe07', 'Remember Me' and 'Nowhere Fast' (choreographed by Ross McCormack). In 2008, she was invited to Vienna with Dancenorth for a two week residency at ImPulsTanz - Vienna International Dance Festival

In 2009 she performed in Gavin Webber's 'Rock Show', in collaboration with Australian rock band Regurgitator as part of @Q150. The following year she performed with Sydney’s Stalker Theatre Company on a large scale work titled 'Shanghai Lady Killer'. In early 2010, Hsin-Ju was invited to Austria to join Splintergroup for Festspielhaus St. Polten's Australia in Residence program and performed 'Remember Me' and 'Legless'. 

In 2012, she performed in Brisbane based independent artist Lisa Wilson Projects 'Lake' which then toured regionally in Australia in 2014. The same year, she returned to her home country to work with the Hong Kong filmmaker Maurice Lai on a dance video titled 'Rite of City-Reminisce' for Jumping Frames Dance Video Festival 2012 which has been shown all over the world. 

In 2013, she moved to Melbourne and performed in Melbourne Dance Theatre’s The Nutcracker season, working as guest artist at Bounczn Dance Company and guest contemporary dance teacher at Melbourne City Ballet
In late 2014, Hsin-Ju worked with Lisa Wilson again for her new show 'Never Without' (first development) and Phluxus2 Dance Collective's 'The indepenDANCE project'. 

In 2015, she returned to Melbourne for Royal Children Hospital/Ausdance Victoria's project Love and participated in Melbourne based choreographer Victoria Chiu's work 'Do You Speak Chinese?' (in collaboration with Kristina Chan). 

Currently finished two weeks development with Stalker Theatre Company for its new show called 'The Burrangong Affairs'. In May 2015, she will work with THE FARM (Gold Coast based dance company) for a two weeks beach open studio project called 'Inside Out'.

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