Exit interview: Natalie Weir, Expressions Dance Company

After 10 years as Artistic Director of Expressions Dance Company, Natalie Weir reflects on her time at the company as she prepares to hand over the reins to her successor.

EDC Artistic Director Natalie Weir, left, with dancers Elise May and Benjamin Champman. Photo credit: Chris Herzfeld.

In August this year, the Artistic Director of Brisbane’s Expressions Dance Company (EDC), Natalie Weir, announced her decision to step down from the company after a decade at the helm.

Her successor, Amy Hollingsworth – a multi-award winning dancer and director, and currently the Chair of Brisbane’s Supercell Dance Festival – was announced last week. Weir will hand over the company to Hollingsworth in January, after taking time off over the Christmas-New Year period.

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Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on community radio station Three Triple R FM, and serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's volunteer Committee of Management. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Festival Living Legend in 2017. In 2019 he was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize. Most recently, Richard was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Green Room Awards Association in June 2021.

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