Joel Bray

Daddy By Joel Bray. Photograph By James Henry
'Daddy' by Joel Bray. Photograph by James Henry.


Joel Bray is a proud Wiradjuri dancer, writer and performance maker. Joel uses a contemporary toolbox to breathe life into ancient ritual practice, creating work that surfs between spoken text and textured improvisation movement. His work is conversational and confessional, and often made for intimate settings that create unique person-to-person encounters between performer and audience. His work Biladurang (Best Performance 2017 Melbourne Fringe) is touring nationally. Dharawungara was commissioned and produced by Chunky Move to five-star reviews. Trained at NAISDA and WAAPA, Joel was engaged as a technical and virtuosic dancer with companies in Europe and Israel, including Hofesh Shechter and Yoram Karmi. Joel Bray has danced and toured with Chunky Move since 2014.

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'Daddy' by Joel Bray, 2018. Photograph by Bryony Jackson.