SPEAKER: Adam Wheeler
Adam is a Tasmanian born contemporary dance artist. He is a Stompin and Victorian College of the Arts Alumni whose practice is curious on diversifying how dance can be experienced both as a performer and viewer. Adam’s performance, making and teaching career have always been closely intertwined. His performance career has seen him work with Chunky Move, Jo Lloyd, Circa Nica, 2NDTOE and Opera Australia. In 2007 Adam founded 2NDTOE with long time colleagues Frankie Snowdon, Madeleine Krenek, Benjamin Hancock, Tyler Hawkins and James Andrews. The collective made several works together and created a number of education works including founding the Alice Can Dance program (Alice Springs). Adam has been commissioned to make work across the country and has choreographed for Lucy Guerin Inc (Pieces for Small Spaces), Stompin, QL2, Steps Youth Dance Company, fLing Physical Theatre, Tasdance and was a Next Move choreographer in 2011 for Chunky Move with It Sounds Silly. The success of It Sounds Silly was the launching pad for Adam to create Yellow Wheel. Adam is currently the Artistic Director of Tasdance.