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Danielle Micich selected as new core dance artist

Posted by Thom Smyth, July 31st, 2013

We are thrilled to announce that Danielle Micich has been selected to join our core client base of artists, alongside James Berlyn, Sue Peacock and Sally Richardson.

Since 2008 Performing Lines WA have provided more than 35 independent West Australian artists with financial, producing, touring, fundraising, marketing, mentoring and advisory services; nurtured the development of 22 projects and produced 15 world premieres. We have delivered eight tours by WA artists within Australia and one international tour. Around $2,052,500 has been managed in project funds on behalf of 15 artists.

Danielle has already benefited from our services, with the presentation her first full-length production Shiver at the Dolphin Theatre in 2011, and then again in 2012 with the tour of Shiver to seven regional WA communities through the CircuitWest Pilot Touring Model.

CEO Fenn Gordon said, “As an artist Danielle has gone from strength to strength in the past couple years – and it’s that development that made her a compelling choice as a core artist. We believe she will continue to make a strong contribution to a vibrant and diverse independent West Australian performing arts sector over the next three years.”

Danielle was recently awarded $140,000 from the Department of Culture and the Arts 2013 WA Theatre Works Program to fund development and production of a major new work Overexposed, which will premiere at the State Theatre Centre of WA in 2014.

Danielle Micich said, “Having built up a strong relationship with the Performing Lines WA team while making and touring Shiver, I am really happy to be given this opportunity to forge an ongoing partnership. With their support I will continue to challenge myself as an artist as I keep making quality performances for West Australian audiences. I also look forward to exploring the national touring circuit in the coming years.”


Danielle Micich Receives Theatre Works Funding!

Posted by Thom Smyth, July 5th, 2013

We are thrilled to announce that Performing Lines WA project artist Danielle Micich has been awarded $140,000 from the 2013 Theatre Works Program to fund the development and production of her new work ‘Overexposed’. The decision represents a major coup for Micich, continuing the momentum generated by her recent full length production of Shiver and work on the Helpmann nominated Driving Into Walls with Barking Gecko Theatre Company.

‘Overexposed’ explores the theme of interrogation and will feature Danielle along with well known Perth performer Humphrey Bower alongside writer Suzie Miller (The Uncertainty Principle) and dramaturg Kate Champion (Force Majeure). The team will also be joined by Vision Designer Ashley de Prazer and Sound Designer Kinglsey Reeve, and will begin second stage development of the work in late 2013 with a full-scale production scheduled for 2014 in The State Theatre Centre of WA. The project utilises a unique performance format in conjunction with cutting edge digital technologies.

Following the voluntary closure of Deckchair Theatre and Thin Ice Productions, the Theatre Works Grant Program sought to provide significant financial support to the small to medium theatre makers of Western Australia, through the funding of both development and production goals. In addition to the success of Micich, a number of other WA theatre makers were successful in the program including;

– The Duck House for the production of ‘Falling Through Clouds’
– The Skeletal System for the development of ‘Coma Land’
– Renegade Productions for the development of ‘The Tribe’
– Perth Theatre Company and Barking Gecko for the development of ‘The Song Was Wrong’ and ‘The Rabbits’ respectively.

Performing Lines WA would like to extend a massive congratulations to the other successful artists in what was a very competitive grant round. We would also like to extend our thanks to the Department of Culture and The Arts for creating this exciting opportunity for WA theatre makers and their tireless work to ensure the success of the program.

We are really excited to get stuck into ‘Overexposed’ and we look forward to sharing more with you over the next few months!


Danielle Micich is an independent choreographer, director and performer based in Perth. Graduating from Victorian College of the Arts she relocated to Perth to perform with Buzz Dance Theatre for five years, toured internationally with SQUINT and was a recipient of an Australia Council Young and Emerging grant. Danielle was the Artistic Director of STEPS Youth Dance Company for four years and choreographed the WA Curriculum Council TEE Set Solo. In 2011 she performed in WISH with Humphrey Bower (winning awards for Outstanding Female Performer, Best Individual Performance and Members Choice 2011), was commissioned by Buzz Dance Theatre to create Plan B and was Associate Director for the opera, Into The Shimmer Heat by Nova Ensemble. Recently, she choreographed Standing Bird for Sally Richardson, Barking Gecko’s, Driving Into Walls (nominated for the 2012 Helpmann Awards, winner for 2013 Equity Guild Awards and touring to the Sydney Opera House in 2013) and was the Associate Director for FOOD a co-production between Force Majeure and Belvoir Theatre. In 2011 Danielle premiered a new dance theatre work, Shiver, at the Dolphin Theatre and this work was then selected to tour regional WA for a new initiative the CircuitWest Pilot Touring Model. This saw Danielle assist in creating and delivering an audience engagement strategy for 7 regional communities that connected communities with the themes of Shiver. In 2012, Shiver was also invited to perform at the State Theatre in Perth for the Australian Dance Awards. Currently Danielle performed and co-devised MASKS with Night Train Productions for the 2013 Fringe World and is developing her new work Overexposed.

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