In residence August 5 - 10, 2017
I came to the studio with themes but no idea of what the outcome would look like. I was lucky enough to have five other dancers in the space who all had very different ways of creating, which was both a challenging and wonderful experience. The residency allowed myself and the five artists to talk, move and challenge ourselves both physically and mentally as well as form new artistic connection. The work that we created in five days was nothing like any work I have created before, I was very out of my comfort zone but also very exciting.
Ruby Dolman completed her full time dance training at the Adelaide College of the Arts in 2014 and received the Arts Excellence Award for outstanding all round achievement as well as being named outstanding cast member in her graduation show by Alan Brissenden. She spent six months dancing and travelling in 2016 after a successful P&D Grant from Carclew. This allowed Ruby to participate in many workshops and rehearsals throughout Israel and Europe with companies including Batsheva Dance Company, Vertigo Dance Company, Catamon Dance Group, Sharon Vazanna Dance Group, Hofesh Shechter Dance Company, and many independents.
Ruby came back to Australia after her travels and created a solo work for the Adelaide Fringe called Ha'Adam, a show based around humanity and connection, and she continues to build works around these key themes.