Philipa Rothfield and Priya Srinivasan have been collaborating together for several years. Their collaboration on Chronicles of Durga brings together their interdisciplinary practices and diverse perspectives, creating a collaborative process which provokes new ways encouraging a natural fusion between contemporary and classical forms of music, choreography and visual theatre. Priya and Philipa combine their decades of distinctive contemporary and classical dance practices and work as dramaturgs, dance reviewers and feminist authors.
Philipa Rothfield is a contemporary dancer and dance maker, dramaturg, dance reviewer, and performance judge with a profile as author, published feminist, creative advisor and public intellectual. She was a member of Margaret Lasica’s Modern Dance Ensemble for over ten years and performed with Dance Exchange (dir. Russell Dumas) for five years. She is currently Creative Advisor at Dancehouse and teaches dance at the Victorian College of the Arts. She is Chair of the Green Room Awards Dance Panel and serves as judge for Dance and Physical Theatre at the Melbourne Fringe Festival. She is a published author on feminism, and coeditor of The Dancehouse Diary, writing this year for a special issue on feminism entitled, Enough is Enough and on Japanese dramaturgy for Kyoto University of the Arts. With over 70 dance and theatre reviews to her name, she has on four occasions represented Australia at the Seoul International Dance Festival. She is also Honorary Professor in Dance and Philosophy of the Body, at the University of Southern Denmark.