Tiny Slopes


in development 

Image by Gregory Lorenzutti

Tiny Slopes is about learning to skateboard. About learning. About risk, failure, vulnerability and little wins. The project places four women, skilled in dance, in the unfamiliar and ever-evolving process of learning to skateboard. It is a choreography of actions and problems; of body, object, and sound, studying and attempting to make visible the humility one adopts in order to learn something new. Tiny Slopes is as much about what we don’t know as what we do and sees the performers learning, failing and changing in real time.

Director & Choreographer: Nat Cursio

Collaborating performers: Alice Dixon, Melissa Jones, Caroline Meaden, Francesca Meale 

Creative team:, Tamara Saulwick, Byron Scullin, Travis Hodgson

Contributors to concept development: Gabriela Green, Chimene Steele-Prior, Will McBride

Read Gracia Haby's take on the first development in Fjord Review


Image by Gregory Lorenzutti

Image by Gregory Lorenzutti

Image by Gregory Lorenzutti

Image by Gregory Lorenzutti (informal showing Dance Massive 2015)

Image by Gregory Lorenzutti


Tiny Slopes has been generously supported by:
Coopers Malthouse Artist Residency 2015
Besen Family Foundation 2015
The Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body 2015
Creative Victoria 2016
The City of Melbourne 2016