Quindell Orton works as an independent dance artist in Australia and Germany as a choreographer, facilitator, and most often researcher and performer, questioning and searching. Approaching the body as a porous, sensing entity and using it as a tool and medium for exploring, interpreting, abstracting and broadcasting, probing how to connect sociopolitical and analytical discourses to 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.
Quindell Orton as an independent dance artist in Australia and Europe. A graduate of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts with a Bachelor of Arts in dance with Honours, Quindell works as a solo artist and in collaboration with others in the field of dance and performance. She has worked with the likes of Anna Konjetzky (DE), Superyoutour (DE), Shona Erskine (AU), Chrissie Parrott (AU), Stefan Dreher (DE), CADAM (DE) Club Guy and Roni [internship] (NE) and Hauptaktion (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).
Recently Anything Is Valid Dance Theatre’s ‘Dust on the Shortbread’ won Performing Arts West Australia award for Best New Work and Quindell was named Most Interesting Australian Artist by the Dance Australia Critic’s Survey in 2018.