Holly Cooper

Open Studio Residency

HOLLY COOPER is a dance artist whose work has been produced in NZ, UK and Australia since 1982. A professional performer for fifteen years she now works primarily as a dance-maker directing, choreographing and producing works that prioritise the individual body-mind whilst employing a collaborative methodology.

Art Exhibition previously on at Guildford Lane Gallery (Closed) in Melbourne precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Sunday 01 February 2009 to Sunday 26 April 2009

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Event published by Guildford Lane Gallery on Tuesday 17 February 2009.
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Based in Melbourne since 1995, Holly Cooper is also the artistic director of una soma. This is an independent ensemble focusing on site-specific, cross-arts dance based work that engage in research, education, and production across a range of body practices and artistic disciplines.

Whilst in residence Holly will be creating the performance work Leaning into the Light with una soma to be presented at the gallery later in 2009. This work utilises all three floors of the gallery, structurally echoing the triptych of themes ‘self to self’, ‘self to other’, ‘self to the world’.

Holly is currently a PhD candidate at Victoria University conducting research in contemporary modern dance practice and performance.


Guildford Lane Gallery
Guildford Lane, Melbourne 3000

Opening Hours:
WED-FRI: 12pm-9pm
SAT-SUN: 12pm-5pm
MON-TUES: By Appointment only.