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Dancing Warrior Yoga

Queer Art As Resistance


Dancer, choreographer and writer Mathew Bergan is the founder of Dancing Warrior Yoga school in Sydney, who now runs Sound Healing Workshops.

In a recent seminar run by the Australian Dance Theatre’s International Centre for Choreography, Mathew was one of five artists invited to speak on ‘Queer Performance as Resistance’.

Mathew talked with Arts Health Network’s Ian Thomson about resilience, the transformative power of performance, and how the short film ‘Resonance (1991)’ used dance as a form of protest against the attitudes of the times.

The full short film ‘Resonance’ can be viewed here:

“Dance allows a poetic space for people to be present to something that perhaps they don’t yet understand” – Mathew Bergan

Queer Performance as Resistance