Weir, Natalie (1967-)

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Born in Townsville, Far North Queensland, Natalie Weir began her dance training with Ann Roberts and performed with Roberts' North Queensland Ballet Company, the precursor to Dance North. Here she danced in commissioned works created by a range of Australian choreographers. Weir continued her studies at Kelvin Grove College (now Queensland University of Technology) and began her professional career with Maggi Sietsma's Expressions Dance Company. A founding member of Expressions, Weir danced briefly with the company where she received her first choreographic commission.

Weir draws on an eclectic rage of movement sources in her choreography and her vocabulary most commonly blends both modern dance and ballet. As an independent artist she has choreographed works for most major Australian dance companies including the Australian Ballet, the Dancers Company, Australian Dance Theatre, Dance North, Expressions Dance Company, the Queensland Ballet, Tasdance and West Australian Ballet, and for tertiary dance student ensembles across the country. In 1994 Weir was appointed resident choreographer for the Queensland Ballet where she created seven works. For the Australian Ballet she created Dark Lullaby (1998), Mirror, Mirror (2000) and Carmina Burana (2001), and was appointed resident choreographer in 2000. In 2002 she created the contemporary male and female solos for the Royal Academy of Dance's Genee competition.

For some time Weir has worked extensively outside Australia notably at American Ballet Theatre (ABT). Jabula, created on ABT's Studio Company was performed by the main company. Other ABT commissions include a contribution to the Harrison Project Within You Without You and a solo for Ethan Stiefel, which he performed at the International Ballet Festival Mariinsky. In 2003 she created Heaven, danced to John Adams's Harmonium, as the first part of a two act work called HereAfter for ABT's Metropolitan Opera House season.

Weir has created three works for Houston Ballet: In a Whisper (2000), Steppenwolf (2001) and The Host (2004); two for Hong Kong Ballet: Turandot (2003) and Madama Butterfly; and a restaging of Dark Lullaby for Singapore Dance Theatre in 2003. In Germany she has created Icarus for Tanzcompagnie Giessen and in London set Jabula and Unwritten on the Royal Ballet School. She has also created versions of Wuthering Heights and Petroushka for the Queensland Ballet, In Her Footsteps for Tasdance, Lacrimosa for the West Australian Ballet and Orpheus for the Queensland Ballet.

In January 2009 Weir returned to Expressions Dance Company as artistic director. Her first full-length work for the company as artistic director, Where the Heart Is, drew on her 2009 shorter work The House Project and premiered in May 2010. In July 2011 Weir created a major work, R&J, interpreting Shakespeare's play through three couples, each located in a different historical period and place including the Fortitude Valley area of present day Brisbane. Also in 2011 Weir received the Australian Dance Award for outstanding performance by a company with her work Where the heart is. The same work won Weir the Helpmann Award for best choreography in a dance or physical theatre production and Expressions Dance Company the award for best ballet or dance work.

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  1. Natalie Weir interviewed by Michelle Potter
    Weir, Natalie, 1967-
    [ Sound : 1995 ]
    At National Library
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  1. [Biographical cuttings on Natalie Weir, choreographer, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
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  2. Natalie Weir interviewed by Michelle Potter
    Weir, Natalie, 1967-
    [ Sound : 1995 ]
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  3. Portrait of Natalie Weir / Darren Jew
    Jew, Darren
    [ Photograph : 1990-1997 ]
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  4. Sacred and profane : Requiem & Carmina Burana : [theatre program], 2001
    [ Book : 1900 ]
    At State Library S Aust
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  1. Bolte, Lisa (1967-)
    ... roles in At the edge of night and 1914 on her, and Natalie ...
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  2. West Australian Ballet Company
    ... , Gideon Obarzanek, Stephen Page and Natalie Weir. Other choreographers who have worked ...
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    ... to Natalie Weir who held her position until 2001. In 2003 David McAllister ...
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  1. Beyond Twelve (1980 - )
    Beyond Twelve (1980 - )
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    Beyond Twelve, commissioned by the Australian Ballet from Graeme Murphy, opened on 8 May 1980 at the Sydney Opera House. Danced to Ravel's Piano Concerto in G Major it had designs...

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  2. Alchemy (1996 - )
    Alchemy (1996 - )
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    Choreographed by Stephen Page for the Australian Ballet, Alchemy premiered in Melbourne at the State Theatre, Victorian Arts Centre, on 13 September 1996. A commissioned work, it was part ...

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  1. Now you see it, now you don't; built by the Army, a river channel will be filled in by Florida
    Angier, Natalie
    Time
    [ Poster, chart, other, Map, Article : 1984 ]
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  1. [Weir, Natalie (choreographer) : programs and related material collected by the National Library of Australia]
    [ Published : 1900 ]
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  2. The Enchanted: John Martin; Reinita Golenor; Sarah Weir; Sarah Weir; Reinita Golenor; Jack Graves; Steve Sacco; Jacqueline Gaston; Ronald Terrill; Kenneth Price; John Martin; Gary Redman; R.M. Anderson; Joyce Kilius; Robin Duffy; Barbara Butler; Nata...
    Arizona State College at Flagstaff
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  3. R. M. Anderson (The Enchanted); Barbara Butler (The Enchanted); Robin Duffy (The Enchanted); Mary Lou Dunlop (The Enchanted); Natalie Fontana (The Enchanted); Charles Frost (The Enchanted); Jacqueline Gaston (The Enchanted); Reinita Golenor (The Ench...
    Arizona State College at Flagstaff
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  1. Fair game / Natalie Weir, choreographer, director
    Tasdance
    [ Video : 2003 ]
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  2. Treasured island / Graeme Murphy [et al.], choreographers; Natalie Weir, director
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  3. R&J / choreographed by Natalie Weir ; co-produced by Expressions Dance Company & Queensland Performing Arts Centre
    Expressions Dance Company
    [ Video : 2011 ]
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  4. `Real Housewives of New York City`; Interview With Olympic Skater Johnny Weir.(Broadcast transcript)
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    [ Sound : 2010 ]
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  1. Original Work NATALIE OF SILVERFELL. (Original Seria). Chapter 1.)
    Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser (Qld. : 1860 - 1947) Wednesday 24 January 1934 p 4 Article
    ... Bred.-beav51y. priftSngriogBj ?weire Bwirled,}as'jf. mflfically out-; J jsigbt, apd' opbpj * ai^nlntlfltefl'Sn ,iih ... it was the ,eame,'' Natalie murmured. Tim- did npt answer. He knew she was thinking then of a -night ... 397 words
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  2. OBITUARY ROBERT NEVILLE WEIR
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    ... OBITUARY ,JtOBE R? NEVILLE. WEIR. The death occurred in the Longreach Hospital at 4 o'clock on ... grandn ofc Mr4 aind Mrs. A. Weir, Longreach, agett seven months; The tuneral took Dlace oun Friday a ... 342 words
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  3. BIG WEIR FOR SOUTH COAST WATER SUPPLY
    The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld. : 1933 - 1954) Saturday 5 March 1949 p 5 Article
    ... BIG WEIR FOR SOUTH COAST WATER SUPPLY pURLEIGH HEADS, Friday.— The Upper Tallebudgera Creek 13 weir ... . The cost of the weir, which 'will supplv water tc South Coast towns from Miami to Tweed Heads, wHI be ... 204 words
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  1. The ugly duckling / written by Hans Christian Andersen ; retold and illustrated by Rachel Isadora
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    [ Book : 1851-2012 ]
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  2. A Woman's Part in a Revolution
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  3. The Red Seal
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  4. The winemaker's hand : Conversations on talent, technique, and terroir
    Berkowitz, Natalie
    [ Book : 2014 ]
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  1. The snow job [Choreographer Natalie Weir has based her new work on a fairy tale]
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    Australian. Magazine
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  2. Natalie MacMaster, Live, (Rounder 7048)
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    Sing Out!
    [ Article : 2002 ]
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  3. Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas: Fire and Grace.(Brief Article)
    Weir, Rob
    Sing Out!
    [ Article : 2004 ]
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  4. Alisdair Fraser and Natalie Haas: In the Moment.(Sound recording review)(Brief article)
    Weir, Rob
    Sing Out!
    [ Article : 2008 ]
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  1. Website: Australia dancing
    www.australiadancing.org
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  2. Website: Bleach* (Bleach Festival)
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  3. Website: Dancelines.com.au
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