Rhiannon Newton

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Rhiannon Newton, image by Felicity Jenkins


Rhiannon is an Australian dancer and choreographer who grew up on Dunghutti Land on the Mid-North Coast of NSW. Her creative work draws attention to the interconnection of the body and the more-than-human world. Working from Gadigal Land (Sydney), Rhiannon makes contributions to community and culture through choreography, performance, teaching, research and curation. She has developed her choreographic practice through residency, commission and presentation opportunities throughout Australia, South-East Asia, Europe and North America. Recent projects include Caresss for Future Makers (Riverside Theatre Paramatta, 2024), Earthbound for VOLUME (Art Gallery of NSW, 2023) Explicit Contents for Sydney Festival (C-A-C, 2021; Dancehouse Melbourne, INDance Sydney Dance Company, QL2 Dance, 2022); A Strange Place with Elysa Wendi (Dance Nucleus Singapore, 2022); The Gift of a Warning for New Breed (Carriageworks, 2021); Long Sentences (Baltic Circle (laboratory) and Helsinki International Artist Program Open Studio 2019); and We Make Each Other Up (Dancehouse Melbourne, 2018).

Rhiannon works as a performer and collaborator with artists such as Mette Edvardsen (Belgium/Norway), Ivey Wawn, Amrita Hepi, Rosalind Crisp, Paea Leach, Angela Goh, Martin del Amo, Lee Serle, Brooke Stamp, Jess Olivieri, Agatha Goethe-Snape, Benjamin Forster, Mala Kline (Slovenia) and Alexandra Harrison. From 2019-21 Rhiannon co-directed ReadyMade Works. She co-curates the performance-lecture series Talking Bodies with Katy Green Loughrey (2018-2023), is a member of the Dance Research Australasia (DRA) working group and is a part-time lecturer at the Australian College of Physical Education and tutor at NAISDA Dance College.

AGNSW Lab, Liveworks 2023

Experimental Choreographic Program Lab, 2024

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