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The Australian dancer creates confusion with her performance that mixes intentional dance gestures with bodily mistakes. The soundtrack is delivered by Danish DJ Frederik Tollund

Louella May Hogan is a dancer – former part of the modern dance company Corpus – who’s solo signature movements elegantly confuse intentional modern dance gestures and bodily lapses or even stumbling.

In the performance A Little Bit of Fear, a Little Bit of Everything, Nothing to Lose she articulates this confusion verbally and with a lot humour as she moves around the Ambereum and analyses the space.

With her performance she makes several different interpretations of her own movements plausible.

Frederik Tollund (he also performs with Group Therapy) mixes the elevating electronic sound. 

Louella May Hogan explains:

“My body is an archive of my experience, which is made up purely of sensation. Our bodies – our archives – are the only “stuff” we’ve always absolutely got. Dancing is rearranging my stuff and a way to illustrate my archive as well as accumulate new stuff to file away into it. 

“How could this be otherwise?” is a question Cyril Baldy posed to me. Now, I ask this about everything and anything in order to hold my self accountable for progressing with change. 

I invite the imaginations of the audience to meet my stuff and find out over and over again how it could be otherwise.

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it a bug in my eye? Is it a…”

Louella May Hogan is from Australia and has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne. She has performed throughout Australia with Shelley Lasica, Bec Jensen, Sarah Aiken and in Germany with Cyril Baldy and Prue Lang. Louella has called Denmark home since 2018 when she joined the Royal Danish Ballet’s former experimental company Corpus where she worked with artists such as Bobbi Jene Smith, Hilde Sandvold and Kristin Ryg Helgebostad.