Capturing dance’s disappearing act

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Sue Healey

Looking for bigger audiences and permanence for dance experiences led Sue Healey to film as a way of capturing the experience.

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Still from Dancers from On View: Japan by Sue Healey Photographer: Pippa Samaya

About the author

Sue Healey is a choreographer, film-maker and installation artist.

Healey creates dance for diverse spaces: theatres, galleries and the screen. Her films are widely acclaimed and have screened in many international festivals and have been broadcast by Australian and European televi- sion networks. She has created ten major films with cinematographer Judd Overton, including the feature- length film, Virtuosi (2012) and the documentary The GOLDS (2014) which have screened in over 40 cities internationally.

She has won six Australian Dance Awards for Dance on Film/New Media and for Independent Dance and was awarded a Hong Kong Dance Award for Best Visual Design (ON VIEW: Hong Kong) in 2018. She was a 2018 finalist in the 65th Blake Prize and a 2017 finalist in the Digital Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery Australia.