De Quincey Co is Australia’s leading BodyWeather dance performance companies creating work at the intersection of dance, visual arts, theatre, music and performance. Led by Artistic Director Tess de Quincey, the company creates works of shifting scales for specific spaces – from a black box studio to a desert riverbed.
We invite you into a unique exchange – a rare and thought-provoking dance experience – that invites you to connect, experience and explore.
Our work is based in the BODYWEATHER practice, a broadbased training that proposes a practical strategy to the mind and to the body. It is not just for ‘professional dancers’ or ‘performance practitioners’ alone but is an open investigation that can be relevant for anyone interested in exploring the body.
The term and philosophical basis for BODYWEATHER was founded by butoh dancer Min Tanaka and his MAI-JUKU performance group, Japan. Formerly a dancer with Mai-Juku, Tess de Quincey introduced the practice to Australia in 1989. As a synthesis of both eastern and western practice and thought, it draws from ancient traditions as well as contemporary dance, sports training, martial arts, theatre, performance and avent-garde arts practice. It is a ground training that develops a conscious relation devoid of any specific aesthetic.