Dance Alumnus Heidi McKerrow Presenting an Original Piece in the Adelaide Fringe Festival
Between concrete certainty and the vastness of mystery there lies a space where one dwells in the tension of knowing and unknowing, courage and atrophy, intrigue and fear.
Heidi McKerrow, a 2003 graduate of Wesley Institute’s Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dance), will be presenting her first full length work, Tombola, traversing the unknown, at the Adelaide Fringe Festival on 15 – 17 March at the historic Queen’s Theatre.
Adelaide Fringe is an annual open-access arts festival run over 24 days and nights during February and March. Renowned for fresh ideas, spontaneity and fun, it is one of the most diverse arts festivals in the world. ‘Tombola navigates the threshold space between knowing and unknowing; courage and atrophy; and intrigue and fear, inviting performers and audience to experience the beauty and fear of mystery.’
Since graduating from Wesley Institute, Heidi moved to Melbourne and has worked as an independent artist, focusing on contemporary dance and choreography. She has also freelanced as a dance teacher, and been engaged in a community arts group, Homemade Dance, which she describes as a ‘major highlight.’ Heidi says this group has “consistently reminded me why I fell in love with dance in the first place.”
As an alumnus of Wesley Institute, Heidi says, “the number of practical dance hours within my course really prepared me physically for a life of dancing. In addition, it allowed me to experiment with choreography and learn aspects of stage management and lighting design. The friendships I developed over the three years significantly shaped my personal and faith development, and still impacts me to this day.”
In the future, Heidi is particularly interested in continuing work in the community arts scene.
For further information on Heidi’s work, visit her website.
For further information on the current dance offerings at Wesley Institute, click here.