ClaireOVERVIEW

Claire Marshall is an Australian choreographer most known for her immersive contemporary dance projects, dance films, and choreography of music videos.
A graduate of Queensland University of Technology -Bachelor of Arts (Dance), Claire has developed a strong choreographic voice, unique aesthetic and a passion for storytelling in her choreography.  Her dance film Ward of State won an Australian Dance Award in 2015 in the film and new media category and was screened internationally in 2016.

In addition to her creative practice, in 2019 Claire’s interest in narrative dance film led Claire to study a Master of Fine Arts (Dance) at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne. Her recent dance film Shift was selected for the 48th Dance on Camera Festival at Lincoln Centre, New York where it won Best of Fest in the short film category in July 2020.

LIVE WORK

Claire has choreographed numerous independent works and full scale contemporary dance shows since 1998 at Brisbane Powerhouse, QPAC, Arts Centre Gold Coast, Judith Wright Centre and projects in regional Qld. Claire has been commissioned to choreographed works on Expressions Dance Company, youth dance Company Urban Ignition, and for QUT’s Dance performance season.

Claire’s niche for making immersive contemporary dance works was evident in her acclaimed immersive dance work Slowdive.  Slowdive toured to the Arts Centre Gold Coast, and to the Cairns Festival in 2011. Slowdive was presented to an international market at the Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM) in 2014.

In December 2014 Claire created Flaunt at the Brisbane Powerhouse, produced by Metro Arts. Flaunt was originally presented at Brisbane Powerhouse as a part of their SWEET programme. Being included in the New Move network, funded by the Australia Council, and with touring funding from Arts Queensland, in 2016 Flaunt was significantly redeveloped with a return season in Brisbane as well as touring the work to Cairns, Ipswich and Toowoomba.

DANCE FILM

Claire’s interest in choreographing for the camera, has led her to the creation of dance film works. In 2013, Claire’s dance film PULSE was a shortlisted finalist in the dance film category for an Australian Dance Award. In 2014 she premiered Ward of State, which won the 2015 Australian Dance Award for Outstanding Achievement for Dance on Film, and has been programmed into numerous international film festivals including the San Francisco Dance Film Festival in 2016 where Claire travelled as a finalist and was invited to present on stage. Her recent dance film Shift was selected in the 48th Dance on Camera Festival at Lincoln Centre, New York where it won ‘Best of Fest’ in the 20-30 minute category.

CHOREOGRAPHY OF MUSIC VIDEOS

Claire Marshall has choreographed music videos for recording artists including Darren Hayes, Megan Washington, Elizabeth Rose, Little Birdy, Kate Miller-Heidke, Powderfinger, The Sleepy Jackson, The Living End, John Butler Trio, Skipping Girl Vinegar, Tycho Brahe, and many more. She has choreographed tours for Darren Hayes, Savage Garden, and for screen projection components of George Michaels’s 25 Tour.

TEACHING & WORKSHOPS

Claire has worked as a freelance teacher and choreographer working with dance students for many years. Claire has taught “dance film” intensive for 3rd year students with film director (and brother) Grant Marshall at QUT as well as a series of classes for 3rd Year performance students “alternative technique studies”. From 2005 to 2007 Claire facilitated choreographic studies units for 1st year QUT dance students and taught an annual guest lectures at QUT since 2005. Claire has led workshops throughout Brisbane and Queensland, including for the Creative Generation students, Ipswich Master classes, and regional workshops through Ausdance Qld. Claire has also taught at Expressions Dance Company school holiday intensives in 2010, 201, 2012 and 2018.

TRAINING

Claire initially commenced training to be a high school teacher (home economic and film and television). However with dance as her passion, Claire auditioned for a Bachelor of Arts in Dance at QUT commencing in 1997. Claire was able to extend her interest in developing her choreographic skills in the additional choreographic electives and independent projects at QUT. During the 1999 university holidays, Claire spent a number of weeks undertaking classes in New York including at Merce Cunningham School, Martha Graham School, Jose Limon School, Trisha Brown Company studios, and TISCH School of the Arts, NY.

LIST OF WORKS

2019 Shift (dancefilm)
2019Drop (experimental dancefilm)
2018  Silt  (dancefilm) Creative development and production
2018  Test Pressing – Live work for youth project group
2016  Flaunt Tour: Cairns, Ipswich, Toowoomba. Produced by Metro Arts, funded by The Australia Council.
2016  Flaunt 2.0 Redevelopment for season at  Metro Arts
2014  Ward of State Premiere Screening
2014  Flaunt 1.0 Brisbane Powerhouse. Produced by Metro Arts. Brisbane Powerhouse SWEET funding.
2014  SlowDive for APAM Brisbane
2013  Ward of State (dancefilm) Creative development and production.
2013  Vault (dancefilm) development and shoot
2012 Pulse (dancefilm) development and shoot at the Brisbane Powerhouse
2012 Single White Female Syndrome –  for Expressions Dance Company Launch Pad 2012
2011 – Video Set Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts. Arts Queensland, BCC Creative Arts Funded.
2011 – Slowdive Attic for the Cairns Festival 2011.
2011 Cavill Ave Redevelopment of Slowdive at the Space, The Arts Centre Gold Coast
2011  Trio and Tripod – creative development through the Judith Wright Centre
2010 – Slowdive The Visy Theatre, Brisbane Powerhouse. Arts Queensland Funded.
2010
 The Pitch Cremorne Theatre QPAC work in development, Ausdance Bell Tower III residency
2010 – Hey Scenester The Visy Theatre, Brisbane Powerhouse
2009 
– Hey Scenester development. Judith Wright Centre shop-front. Ausdance Qld Brisbane Front Residency
2009 – When Will I be Famous: Urban Ignition Youth Co at the Visy Theatre, Brisbane Powerhouse
2008 – Obliviot Urban Ignition Youth Co at the Visy Theatre, Brisbane Powerhouse
2006 New Sensation: development showing for club/pub circuit in Fortitude Valley
2006Mod Cons at the Judith Wright Centre (produced by the Judith Wright Centre)
2006 Zombots – a work for QUT’s performance students Gardens Theatre – QUT
2006 Sweat Shop The Brisbane Fringe Festival, Metro Arts Brisbane.
2005 The Factory: Adventures in Brisbane Music Subcultures, at 610 Arts Space, Fortitude Valley
2005  Pop Trash at the Judith Wright Centre, supported by Arts Queensland
2002 – <<Rewind  the Judith Wright Centre
2000 – Fuse: Cement Box Theatre, University of Queensland

MUSIC VIDEOS

Elizabeth Rose “Woulda Coulda Shoulda”
Skipping Girl Vinegar “You Can”
Darren Hayes “Black Out the Sun”
Darren Hayes “Me Myself & I”
Darren Hayes “Crush
Darren Hayes “Time Machine Tour 2007”
Megan Washington “Dell TVC”
Megan Washington “Sunday Best”
Megan Washington “Rich Kids”
Little Birdy “Bodies”
Little Birdy “Summarise”
Powderfinger “Lost and Running”
Kate Miller Heidke “Words”
Kate Miller Heidke “Make it Last”
The Sleepy Jackson “I Understand What You Want”
The Sleepy Jackson “God Lead Your Soul”
John Butler Trio “Funky Tonight”
The Living End “What’s on your Radio”
The Living End “Wake Up”
George Michael “25 Tour” (choreography of projection footage)
Savage Garden, “Affirmation Tour 2000”
Tycho Brahe “Don’t Feel That Way”
Daughter Boy Jayo 2005 clip
Specificus “Do You Believe”

COMMERCIAL WORK

E-Toll, Dell, and Santal and ABC Pilot Forlorn Gaze. Claire has created choreography for international tours by George Michael, Savage Garden, Darren Hayes. She provided zombie movement workshops for the film Daybreakers By The Spierig Brothers.