Jo Lloyd is an influential Australian dance artist based in Melbourne. She works with choreography as a social encounter, revealing behaviour over particular durations and circumstances. A graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts, Lloyd’s body of work has been recognised and lauded both nationally and internationally. She has presented work in Japan, Hong Kong, the Melbourne International Arts Festival, Dance Massive, NGV, Liveworks, the Museum of Contemporary Art, PICA and has been commissioned to make work for Dancenorth, Chunky Move, Tasdance and the Kier Choreographic Award. Her recent work OVERTURE, Arts House 2018 and Melbourne Festival 2019, received three Green Room Awards and a Helpmann Award nomination.
Over the past five years Jo has created several outstanding major. works; DOUBLE DOUBLE created with Deanne Butterworth, presented at the Ian Potter Museum of Art, Liveworks and Mona Foma, Garden Dance for the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, CUTOUT at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) Melbourne Festival 2018 and Tempo Festival (NZ), LIVE JUNK 2019, Confusion for Three (Arts House 2015 and PICA 2018), Mermermer, Chunky Move – Next Move commission with Nicola Gunn 2016 (Helpmann and Green Room Award nominations) and choreography for Nicola Gunn’s Piece For Person And Ghetto Blaster, which has toured extensively world wide (Jacob’s Pillow, Tanz im August and Venice Biennale Danza 2019).
Jo has worked extensively with Choreographers Gideon Obarzanek touring nationally and internationally with Chunky Move (2003 – 2008), Shelley Lasica, Sandra Parker and Lucy Guerin. She has collaborated with artists; Tina Havelock Stevens, David Rosetzky, Stephen Bram, Alicia Frankovich, Speak Percussion and Liza Lim, Ranters Theatre and Back to Back Theatre. In 2018 Jo received an Australia Council Fellowship. In 2016 she was the Resident Director of Lucy Guerin Inc. She was the recipient of two Asialink Residencies (Tokyo, Japan) and the Dancehouse Residency 2008. Jo is a Resident Artist at The SUBSTATION.


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