The DIG Collective began working together in 2011 and grew out of a group of artists who were committed to building politically responsible creative works and relationships. We’re a queer, feminist and access-leading organisation with our own access officer and audio describer. We draw from the slow dramaturgy philosophy, allowing us to gestate an idea over a long period of time, gather resources in a more environmentally friendly way, and train our body for specific physicalities for each performance.
Comprised of alumni of The University of Melbourne and the Victorian College of the Arts, they have strong ties to both its present and past performance communities and draw on the performance practices of these communities.
Alex Tálamo is a director and deviser who works across visual, live and media arts. Conceptually, her work investigates outsider identities, including migrant and feminist perspectives, and is always responsive to contemporary political frameworks. Her interests lay in fiercely examining her Australian context, and reframing this to audiences through a lens that intersects art, ritual and the everyday experience.
Dana McMillan is a Melbourne theatre maker, writer and performer. Her solo work focuses on abstracting classical tales through original text and physical performance and works in non-linear and devised processes. Dana has trained in voice with Suzanne Heywood and movement with artists such as Teresa Blake, John Britton and Leisa Shelton. She is also a company member of Soothplayers: Completely Improvised Shakespeare and physical, improvised comedy collective, Quiet Achievers.
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