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The dust has settled now after the past couple of months of shows, and now the plans are starting for the 2013 projects...

Thanks to everyone who made it out to support the shows (and of course those who supported from afar!). Hopefully there will be many more shows and sounds coming real soon. Footage of Transient Beauty to come soon, along with some more sound/video work from my last solo show.


transient beauty - oct 26 & 27 - brisbane powerhouse

So finally we're two weeks away from the new dance show with Gareth Belling and Collusion Music - and I'm super excited!! It's been a while since my last dance show (sounds like a confession, doesn't it??) but this one is going to be great. Feeling like it's some of the best music I've ever written, and the combination of Gareth's choreography and Collusion's masterful playing will surely make for a superb evening (or two).

26 & 27 October - 8.30pm

Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane, Australia

Tickets here

Also showing at the Byron Bay Community Centre 3 November 2012 - 4pm -

Tickets here

Join nine diverse performers in a striking fusion of music and dance as they find fragments of beauty in everyday experiences.

Confrontation as a catalyst for change is the theme explored by choreographer Gareth Belling in his powerful collaboration with Collusion Musical Arts Australia. 

Set within the stark frame of a house, the work uncovers wounded hearts filled with hope amid the strewn remnants of consumerism.

From the opening sequence, Belling’s muscular and fluid choreography creates a striking image of mankind’s desperate yearning for connection and belonging. Inspired by, and also building on, cutting edge advances in dance in Zurich and Vienna, this work must be seen.

Duration: 60mins

Choreography: Gareth Belling
Collusion Music: Diana Tolmie, Danielle Bentley, Brieley Cutting & Benjamin Greaves
Dancers: Rachael Walsh, Janette Mulligan, Melissa Tattam & Gareth Belling
Original Sound Design/Composition: Susan Hawkins
Additional Music: Nigel Sabin, Carl Vine, Thomas Green
Set and Costume Design: Libby McDonnell

Transition Sequence “opens with a striking image of them writhing and tangling as if being born. In the space of 20 minutes they will group and re-group… individuals and couples asserting themselves with clean, vivid, dynamic physicality.” Deborah Jones - The Australian

From Darkness “This is a departure in style for Belling, showing he has a good grasp of dramatic expression through movement that, here, leaps between that of anguished restraint and the violently explosive.” Denise Richardson - Dance Australia

Refraction "How the human form can depict musical notes purely by movement is magic indeed... Dramatic punctuation by the physical form (are these dancers real or elastic??) is so highly tuned that a deaf person could literally ?hear? the music from their moving portrayal."  Arts Hub


Did I mention that my track is the title track to the new Collusion CD of all Australian music?? (link coming soon)


i read the old dream slowly

Choreographer and dancer: Gareth Belling
Composer: Susan Hawkins
Music performed by: Collusion Music
Director and editor: Jonas Hill
Inspired by Japanese author, Huraki Murakami, i read the old dream slowly explores a space where a lone figure interprets the dreams of others, as his primary role in a surreal society. It represents the dream reader's experience  - from an asynchronous perception and an elevated sense of the body in the dream-like state.

This piece was commissioned by Collusion Music as part of their new CD -- of the same title - featuring music by Australian composers released on 7 October 2012.


Fireworks Gallery, Newstead, Brisbane, Australia

Three Years Beginning Again by Thomas Green
Brisbane Songs by Robert Davidson with Emma Baker-Spink, soprano
Le Tombeau de Monk by Joseph Twist
A performance with William Barton, didgeridoo
Poetry reading by Delmae Barton
An excerpt from Collusion Music's Brisbane Powerhouse show: Transient Beauty
with Gareth Belling & Rachel Walsh, dancers. Music by Susan Hawkins.
Taster for Restrung Festival with Gareth Belling & Rachel Walsh, dancers
Gymnopedie from Sonata for violin and piano by Nigel Sabin

Benjamin Greaves, violin
Brieley Cutting, piano
Diana Tolmie, saxophone & clarinet
Danielle Bentley, cello


new date for the solo show

Due to circumstances outside our control, next week's show at the Conservatorium will now be held:

Friday 21 September @ 7.30pm

Basil Jones Orchestral Hall, Queensland Conservatorium of Music

The artist talk at the Queensland University of Technology will still go ahead as planned on Wednesday 22 August from 6pm!!

Apologies for the confusion!