Overcrowded with countless kids coming and going and coming back as artists

Angela Goh spent a week at QL2 earlier this month with a Supported Grant of Space. This is what happened. 

In the QL2 studio this week,Goh3

I got drenched with litres of teenage sweat (and it’s counterpart, “lynx”),

My ears rang with the sound of teenage laughter (it seems to be somewhat louder than other types), the sound of bass lines, and the roar of Ruth’s voice,

I was overcrowded with countless kids coming and going and coming back as artists,

I got insomnia from generations of dreams,

I got high on unconditional love,

I got enveloped in the unfolding of lots of special people,Goh2

My head got swamped with years worth of unanswered questions,

My eyes were blinded with years worth of light bulb moments,

I drowned in the accumulation of “Soft Landing” tears,

I teetered on the earthquake caused by insurmountable falls, collisions and crashes,

I was swarmed with plagues of stomach butterflies,

I was elevated by lively ghosts.

And….. I worked on my new solo, Out There Deep.Goh1

It was a big week.

Angela

  • ‘Out There Deep: a dance with the universe and a solo that knows it is not.’
  • Performing in Canberra as part of You Are Here
  • Wednesday & Thursday  20-21 March, 7pm – 8pm, Canberra Museum and Gallery, Gallery 4
  • Supported by Ausdance NSW and by QL2 Dance.
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About Angela Goh

Angela Goh is a performer and dance maker based in Sydney, Australia. Originally from Canberra, she was involved with the youth programs that evolved into QL2 Dance from 2002, including Quantum Leap, Hot to Trot and Soft Landing. Angela graduated from QUT in Brisbane in 2007 with a BFA Dance, Since then Angela has found herself dancing and making dances throughout Australia, Asia and Europe. She has worked with artists Carlee Mellow, Lisa Wilson, Suhaili Micheline, Amy Len, Branch Nebula, Younes Bachir for String’s Attached, Marten Spangberg, and Emi Forster. Angela has undertaken residencies through Ausdance NSW, Ausdance Qld, Metro Arts, and was artist in residence at Rimbun Dahan in Malaysia in 2009 where she returned in 2011 to take part in the Australia/Malaysia collaboration Bodies Across Boundaries. In 2012 Angela was the recipient of the danceWEB scholarship, a programme which runs in the framework of ImPulsTanz International Dance Festival in Vienna. Angela has also been the recipient of the Australia Council’s ArtStart grant and The Ian Potter Foundation’s Cultural Trust Fund.