Nebahat wins Best Dance at Melbourne Fringe

Published on 11th Oct, 2016

Emptying the Bucket

Wins Melbourne Fringe Award for Best Dance

Emptying The Bucket by Melbourne/Berlin based choreographer Nebahat Eroplat won the Best Dance Award at the 2016 Melbourne Fringe Festival for her new and thought-provoking dance piece.

The Melbourne Fringe Awards acknowledge the quality, professionalism and diversity of work produced in each yearʼs festival with ten awards across the categories of Performance, Comedy, Music, Live Art, Dance, Circus, Cabaret, Visual Arts, Kids and Ideas.

Emptying The Bucket is a daring, interdisciplinary, live art dance work. It is a multi-layered dance piece that explores the questions around how we see and feel love in our contemporary society and how one can express these connections and ideas through live-art and dance.

Nebahat Eroplat says, “to win the Best Dance Award category is a huge achievement and a wonderful recognition for the work, its cast and crew. So many incredible artists presented work in this yearʼs Fringe program, and itʼs an honour to walk away with a Fringe Award. We are excited to see the work continue to develop and delighted to have the support from the Melbourne Fringe Festival and its mentors.”

Nebahat Erpolat is an independent choreographer and performer known for creating daring experimental performative works that pulls together various mediums like dance, live art, video and photography. Since graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts with a Post-Graduate Diploma in Dance Animateuring, Erpolat has developed her practice both physically and theoretically drawing on themes from her cultural background in contemporary issues, gender studies and her knowledge of Somatic Psychotherapy, creating highly experimental works that challenge traditional notions of performance and dance.

Emptying The Bucket had its Australian premiere season from 28 September to 1 October at the Meat Market, as part of the 2016 Melbourne Fringe Festival.

Learn more about the artists Nebahat Eroplat at www.nebahaterpolat.com and on her Facebook page.

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