Interview: Helen Herbertson

Photo: Helen HerbertsonAustralia-based dancer and choreographer Helen Herbertson has worked as a freelance choreographer since 1981, creating works for TasDance, Dance North, Australian Dance Theatre, Dance Works, and Theatreworks. She was co-artistic director (with Beth Shelton) of Dance Works from 1989 to 1991, and sole artistic director between 1992 and 1997. She was the artistic director of Dancehouse in Melbourne until 2004, and has represented Australia as a delegate to the Association of Performing Arts Presenters Conference for three years.

In this interview Helen talks about understanding the U.S. market for contemporary dance, the exciting dance companies coming out of Australia right now, and her latest piece — “Sunstruck”.

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