HOLDING is a dance work that struggles to endure itself. Looping over and over, it remains in a flux of repetition and desperation as it tries to surge towards clarity and resolution. HOLDING grasps a space to laugh, scoff, and relate to humans grappling with the tension of their internal and external selves. Performers attempt to direct their energy onwards and upwards in the seemingly endless marathon of existence.
Tra Mi Dinh
Tra Mi is a Green Room Award nominated dance artist based between Melbourne and Sydney. She is a company dancer for Lucy Guerin Inc, and has worked with a range of incredible artists including Victoria Chiu, Lee Serle, Amrita Hepi, Michelle Heaven, and Monica Bill Barnes & Company, in works presented at AsiaTopa 2017, Sugar Mountain 2018, MEL&NYC 2018, and Melbourne International Arts Festivals 2017.
Tra Mi studied at Victorian College of Arts, University of Melbourne, graduating in 2014 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance) and the Orloff Family Charitable Trust Scholarship for Most Outstanding Dancer.
More recently, she performed in Emma Riches’ ‘For Sally’ as part of First Commissions 2019, ‘Surge’ by Isabelle Beauvard which was awarded ‘Best Dance Work’ at Melbourne Fringe Festival 2019 and ‘Sacred Grooves for Secular Spaces’ at MPavillion’s 2020 season by Dr Nithya Nagarajan.
In June 2019 Tra Mi began working on a solo project ‘Holding’, initially supported by Tasdance’s TRIP program under the guidance of Adam Wheeler. During her Art in Isolation Residency, she will continue developing and expanding new aspects of the work.