Quindell Orton works as an independent dance artist in German and Australia as a choreographer, facilitator, and most often researcher and performer, questioning and searching. Approaching the body as a porous, sentient entity that is affected by the environment and society and in turn affects it. Probing the relationship between sociopolitical-analytical discourses and the body and finding the real need to move. Quindell works as a solo artist and in collaboration with others in the field of performance.
Based in Munich, Germany, Quindell was born in Subiaco/Noongar Land (Whadjuk people are the traditional owners who’s land was never ceded) and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Dance from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. Quindell is interested in how analytical discourse interacts with the body as a reflective, porous, sentient entity. Quindell searches, for-specificity in the body, how the body can open up realms of association, and is searching how her practice actively relates to and can interrupt the status quo to affect change. Quindell's work often combines movement, spoken word and sound in this investigation.
As a performer Quindell has toured internationally (performing at Impulse, Augenblick mal, Reaktor Shanghai, Sommerszene Salzburg, Bipod Festival amongst others). Quindell has worked with the likes of Anna Konjetzky (DE), Superyoutour (DE), Christiane Huber and Lena Grossman (DE), Mortiz Ostruschnjak (DE), Lee Mingwei (TW), Varinia Canto Vila (CL) and Hauptaktion/Oliver Zahn (DE) and is cofounder of site alternative performance company Anything Is Valid Dance Theatre. Quindell’s work has been featured at the Process Space Art Festival-PSAF (BU), Nomadic Village (UK), You Are Here Festival (AU), Short + Sweet Dance Festival where Quindell was awarded Most Outstanding Female Performer (AU), MoveMe Festival (AU), Springhouse (DE) and CADAM’s HiSTOREy’s (DE).