Exit interview: Angela Conquet, Dancehouse

After eight years as Artistic Director, Angela Conquet has moved on from Dancehouse. Here she reflects on challenges, triumphs and the opportunity for new thinking.

Looking back on her eight years at Dancehouse, Melbourne’s centre of independent contemporary dance, Angela Conquet said she remains deeply proud of the organisation’s flexibility, responsiveness and function.

‘Dancehouse is such a nimble organisation and it has as its core founding principles the idea that everything starts and ends with the artist,’ Conquet told ArtsHub.

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Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on 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 Living Legend in 2017. In 2020 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. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts