Wheel of Fortunes wins at the 2014 WA Dance Awards

22. November 2014

Wheel of Fortunes wins the Inaugural People's Choice Award for Best Production at the 2014 Western Australian Dance Awards.

Wheel of Fortunes is a community dance project Aimee directed and choreographed through 2013 with the WA communities of Ravensthorpe, Hopetoun and Jerdecuttup. The work was performed in an enormous and spectacular disused wheatbin with stories drawn from the local community by Nicola Le Breton.

Borderline premieres at the State Theatre Centre of WA

01. October 2014

Smith's latest work Borderline premieres at the State Theatre Centre of WA this week.

Created by choreographer Aimee Smith and sound designer Ben Taaffe, Borderline is a new contemporary dance work about a world gone mad. Featuring 8 of WA's finest dancers with lighting design by Trent Suidgeest and costumes by Holly Boyton, Boderline is an immersive and spectacular performance at the edge of (in)sanity.

Adult $35 | Concession $30 | FT Student / U30 $25

Get tickets here.

Australian Dance Award Nomination!

13. August 2014

Delighted to announce Aimee's shortlisted nomination for the 2014 Australian Dance Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Independent Dance for Wintering.

British Council Award...London here we come

25. April 2014

Aimee is off to London thanks to a British Council Realise Your Dream Award.

She is excited to be spending 2 months with Julie's Bicycle and other organisations working at the intersection of arts and sustainability.

Wintering wins a WA Dance Award

20. December 2013

Wintering wins the Western Australian Dance Award for Outstanding Achievement in Design/Composition for Dance.

Kynan Tan (visuals), Ben Taffe (sound design) and Craig McElhinney (musician) deserve a special mention for this one.

Realise Your Dreams Finalist

04. October 2013

Aimee has been selected as a RealiseYourDream finalist!

From 750 applications Aimee is down to the final 15.

On October 23rd five winners will be announced and funded to undertake awesome arts projects in the UK. Aimee hopes to take the opportunity to work with leading organisations working at the intersection of arts and sustainability.

This year there is a people’s choice award so if you like her work or have a particular interest in the intersection of arts and sustainability then please take the time to vote for Aimee here.

Voting is open from October 5th – 22nd.

Wheel of Fortunes

17. September 2013

Aimee is heading to Ravensthorpe in September to create a community dance project 'Wheel of Fortunes' with and for the community.

Perth Green Drinks

03. September 2013

Artist in Residence at DANscienCE Festival 10-18 August 2013, Canberra

17. July 2013

In August Aimee will be spending a week in the QL2 Dance Studios in Canberra investigating the intersection of dance and ecology.

Check out the program at www.csiro.au/dance


30. May 2013


Post-show Forum in the Studio Underground with Aimee Smith & special guests including Professor Glenn Albrecht and Dr Renae Newman-Storen. Following the performance audience and panelists are invited to engage in a discussion around Wintering and the concepts behind the work.


*FREE GLASS OF WINE pre-show to those traveling to the theatre by bicycle or public transport. Present your bike helmet or train/bus ticket between 7-7.30pm, prior to any evening performance and receive a free glass of locally produced House of Cards wine at the Studio Underground bar in State Theatre Centre!

Wintering pozible campaign reached its target!

16. May 2013

Thank you to those generous souls who donated to our Wintering pozible campaign. We reached our target with 2 days to go! Your support is greatly appreciated. We look forward to the next few weeks madly preparing and rehearsing for Opening Night - 12th June at the State Theatre Centre of WA!

Get you tickets now! www.ticketek.com.au

Wintering Pozible Campaign Launched!

22. April 2013

Wintering is Aimee Smith's latest dance work, inspired by the strength and fragility of an iced landscape.

In late 2010 I was blessed with the opportunity to voyage to the High Arctic where I found myself overwhelmed by the immense beauty and fragility of this magnificent place. It was this emotional landscape, very rarely spoken of, that has inspired the making of Wintering.

The work features a cast and creative team of West Australian talent, including live sound and video performances by Craig McElhinney and Kynan Tan, sound design by Ben Taaffe, lighting design by Trent Suidgeest and performances by the beautiful Rhiannon Newton and Jenni Large.

Wintering premiered last year in Melbourne at The Next Wave Festival. We are now re-staging the show in its hometown at State Theatre Centre of Western Australia, followed by a regional tour to Mandurah, Albany and Ravensthorpe in June 2013. As an independent contemporary dance artist, to present such a season is quite an undertaking. We have received some great support so far. Nevertheless, this Pozible campaign is to fill the gap in the budget and will ensure our West Australian artists are paid properly and the work is the best it can possibly be.

We are trying to raise $4,500 over the next month so if you think this is a project worth supporting please spare us a few $$ and donate. There are some wintery rewards for extra generous donations and a whole lot of love for everyone.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.


Borderlines – in development

24. October 2012

This work is not about geopolitics — usually associated with borderlines, but instead about personal politics and social politics. This project evokes the space and feeling of where personal meets political. It highlights the borderline and tension between despair or indignation, pleading or protesting. It draws on the political climate of the 21st Century and recent events of Occupy and the Arab Spring. Both events showed a mass desire for something new. Both events offered a challenge to us all to decide where we draw our own lines, and to decide what it would take to cross that line.

Borderlines is a performance installation developed in collaboration with sound artist Ben Taaffe during an artist residency at Kyoto Art Center, November 2011 – February 2012. Ben and Aimee are looking to continue developing this work in 2013.


20. April 2012

Kyoto Arts Centre Residency, Japan

21. November 2011

Currently in Kyoto with collaborator Ben Taaffe (obsessed with all things sound). From November 2011- February 2012 we are working in residence at Kyoto Art Center. We are thinking about borderlines, crossing, tipping points, communities, collecting. As Ben just so eloquently put it we "like the cut of Kyoto’s jib."