Melissa works in-between the realm of contemporary art & cinema.

Collaborating with dancers & choreographers that explore the intrinsic nature of time & movement.

Founder, Director & Curator of DANCE CINEMA

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dance residency, critical path Critical Path Residency

1–5 April 2020 and 15–19 May 2020 Collaborating with interdisciplinary researcher, anthropologist, choreographer Sarah Pini and biolotechnologist and visual artist Jestin George.

Together we will explore ideas around what art, dance and movement could do for our society in facing and (re)thinking the Anthropocene, and how an embodied perspective can challenge and transform our cultural assumptions and why we should care. Tackling how dance and choreographic thinking in conversation with synthetic biology hold the potential to transform our bodies (self, social and politic), reshape our future and cope with uncertain times.


Philippines, Exhibtion, Blacktown Arts Centre Blacktown Arts Centre

Balik Bayan (7 September – 2 November 2017), Blacktown Arts part of the collaboration, is a multi-art form and community celebration project that will transform the centre into a gathering space of intersecting contemporary art forms: video, installation, painting, performance, film, community activations and events, featuring local and international artists with Filipino ancestry.
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Writing Exile, Women, Arts, Technologies, Journal

MY BODY IS EVERY BODY

I will be in Denmark Copenhagen, collaborating with Choreographer Carolina Bäckman. We will create a performance that is part of the Copenhagen Stage Festival.

Project Description:
Dancers nowadays don’t fall like dancers fell 70 years ago. If a fall is a consequence of the former, could there be a correlation between the fall and the historical time the dancer falls into? Movements are transfered, interpreted and transformed from person to person; dancer to dancer; generation to generation – the dancer’s body is an archive over movement patterns of its own time... More information