Sarah Aiken

Sarah Aiken is a Melbourne based performer, choreographer and teacher. Through solo and collaborative practice, Sarah’s work investigates authorship, scale and the self, looking at the roles of audience, performer, subject and object and connecting tangibly with audiences, to consider performance as a site for empathy and exchange. Sarah has presented work for Arts Centre Melbourne, Dance Massive, Dancehouse (Housemate Resident XIV), Castlemaine Festival, Brisbane Festival, Next Wave Festival, Keir Choreographic Awards (finalist 2014 and 2016), VCA, Darebin Arts, Les Plateaux de la Briqueterie (Paris), and Dancemakers Toronto. Sarah was a 2017 danceWEB scholar at Impulstanz Vienna, and in 2020 is an Australia Council artist-in-residence at HIAP, Helsinki.

Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the Yaluk-ut Weelam as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. Yaluk-ut Weelam means ‘people of the river camp’ and is connected with the coastal land at the head of Port Phillip Bay, extending from the Werribee River to Mordialloc. The Yaluk-ut Weelam are part of the Boon Wurrung, one of the five major language groups of the greater Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.