Deanne Butterworth

Deanne Butterworth (2)
Lloyd, Butterworth, Havelock Stevens & Ida Morris, 'Double Double'. Image: Peter Rosetzky.


Deanne Butterworth is a Melbourne-based choreographer and dancer who has been working professionally since 1994. In 2017-2019 she was a studio artist at Gertrude Contemporary and is currently resident artist at Temperance Hall. Her work has been shown for Next Wave Festival, NGV Melbourne Now, Dancehouse, Lucy Guerin Inc. (Pieces for Small Spaces), Melbourne Fringe, Dance New Amsterdam (NYC), Hong Kong Fringe Club (with Jo Lloyd), PAF France, West Space plus more. She has worked with many including choreographers Phillip Adams, Tim Darbyshire, Rebecca Jensen, Shelley Lasica, Shian Law, Jo Lloyd, Sandra Parker, and Brooke Stamp.

Deanne is currently working on Group Furniture (premiering September 2019) and a longer durational work with a large cast referencing a music performance from the 1960s. In 2019 she was nominated for two Green Room Awards- for her years work as a performer, and for the Shirley McKechnie Award for Excellence in Choreography for Remaking Dubbing at Gertrude Glasshouse. 

Recent work includes: FURNITURE Gertrude Contemporary (2018); Remaking Dubbing, Gertrude Glasshouse & Melbourne Art Fair, (2018); Tempo Rubato, (2018); Moving Mapping, a workshop for NGV Triennial Extra, (2018); choreographer & performer for Linda Tegg's Ground video, Venice Architecture Biennale, (2018); Gret, For a Moment, video, Gertrude Contemporary, (2017); Re-enactments Artist-in-Residence, Boyd Studio Southbank (2016); Interlude, Spring 1883, Hotel Windsor (2016), Two Parts of Easy Action, The Substation (2016) and Siteless Now (2014) at NGV both with Evelyn Ida Morris. She has performed in the work of other artists including Belle Bassin, Damiano Bertoli, Bridie Lunney, David Rosetzky, Sally Smart, Linda Tegg, Justene Williams, and Mikala Dwyer. She participated in‘Choreography and the Gallery’ taking place for Biennale of Sydney (2016) and at UNSW (2019). 

Recent collaborative works and work for others include Garden Dance, LIVE JUNK, CUTOUT, & Overture all by Jo Lloyd (2018-2019); Replay by Ester Salamon for Keir Choreographic Award Public Program (2018); The Body Appears, performance in video for Evelyn Ida Morris (2018); Behaviour Part 7, by Shelley Lasica (2018); Vanishing Point by Shian Law, Dance Massive 2017; All Our Dreams Come True (with Jo Lloyd), Bus Projects, Melbourne (2016) & M Pavilion (2018); How Choreography Works, (with Shelley Lasica and Jo Lloyd), West Space (2015) & Art Gallery NSW for 20th Biennale of Sydney (2016); Solos for other People by Shelley Lasica, Dance Massive, Melbourne (2015); Regarding Yesterday, by Adva Zakai, Slopes, Melbourne (2014); Intermission by Maria Hassabi, ACCA (2014).

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