Byron PerryCollaborator and Dancer - On, Aether, Structure and Sadness, Corridor and Untrained / Associate Director - Untrained (2011) / Performer - Conversation Piece (2013)
A graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts, Byron has toured throughout Australia, Europe and America developing and performing roles with Douglas Wright, Leigh Warren, Nannette Hassall, Gideon Obarzanek (Chunky Move), Paul Selwyn Norton, Lucy Guerin Inc, Phillip Adams (Ballet Lab), Lloyd Newson (DV8 Physical Theatre), Kate Champion (Force Majeure), Antony Hamilton and Kate Denborough (Kage Physical Theatre). He is a multiple nominee for both the Greenroom and Australian Dance Awards and, in 2005, was nominated for the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative. In 2006 he recieved an Australian Dance Award for outstanding performance by a male dancer and won best male dancer at the Greenroom Awards for his years work.
His choreographic work includes punctuated equilibrium and the hayflick limit (Chunky Move), hest² (Victorian College of the Arts), breaks of asia (The Studio at the Sydney Opera House), a volume problem (Tasdance) and goggle box for which he was nominated a Greenroom Award for best original choreography. Most recently he co-created I Like This with Antony Hamilton for Chunky Move’s inaugural Next Move program. He has also choreographed and performed in various projects for television and music videos.
Aside from his performance-based work, Byron has an ongoing interest in visual art and design, including logo design, CD artwork and photography. He was recently exhibited as a finalist in the Sony’s Real Photographers Wanted competition in Sydney, and has also presented work in a number of galleries and bars around Melbourne. He is currently participating in the Australia Council funded SCOPE initiative for career development in the area of photography with mentor Simon Obarzanek.