“Nerida Matthaei, one of Brisbane’s most exciting dancers and choreographers, plays an almost ringmaster role and manages the case in a beautiful way….. it is clear she is one of the best in the business”
Nathanael Cooper on Salon, Courier Mail 2013.
Nerida is an award winning choreographer, performer and producer working nationally and internationally in the contemporary dance field and theatre, and is the Artistic Director of Phluxus2 Dance Collective.
Under Nerida’s direction Phluxus2 Dance Collective works include the machine that carries the soul, The Opposite of Prompt, chinese whispers/broken telephone, Boiling Point, de-generator, The Paratrooper Project and new work in development #angel-monster. Nerida has a very active career choreographing, performing and collaborating on many projects, examples include Villainess for Liesel Zink, Caligula and The Wizard of Oz for the The Danger Ensemble, the sell out season of Salon by Timothy Brown, critically acclaimed cross genre work Don’ts for Dancers, Black Diggers and Macbeth for Queensland Theatre Company, The Rat Trap and The Backup Service for Polytoxic Dance Theatre Company and ChoreoFUNK for Expressions Dance Company. Nerida has held residencies with Compagnie Au Cul du Loup in France, the Firkin Crane in Ireland, Cairns Centre of Contemporary Arts, Dancenorth and The Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts.
Highlights include performing at the American Guild Festival, the Australian Korean International Creative Exchange Program in Seoul, World Dance Alliance international ChoreoLab in Korea and presenting at the Undisciplining Dance Symposium in Auckland. Nerida also works consistently with the education sector devising and delivering bespoke programs in schools and for oganisations such as Queensland Ballet, Creative Generation and Raw Dance Company. Nerida is also deeply immersed in a Doctor of Creative Industries researching innovative choreographic practice at Queensland University of Technology.
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