Bek Berger is a creative producer, curator and contemporary performance artist from Melbourne, Australia. Her practice is focused on elevating contemporary artworks that sit in-between art forms, providing dramaturgical integrity and cultural continuity.
She is currently collaborates and producers with James Batchelor and Collaborators. The team are currently touring their work DEEPSPACE throughout Europe and Australia and in 2018 they premiered their new work HYPERSPACE. In 2019 the team will relocate to Berlin and continue to tour both the words as Aerowaves19 artists.
Over the last four years Bek has worked extensively throughout the Europe, New York and Australia with positions - Associate Producer, 2016 & 2017 - American Realness Festival (NYC, USA), Live Programming Intern, 2016 - MoMA PS1 (NYC, USA), Associate Producer, 2015 - Fierce Festival (Birmingham, UK), Assistant Producer, 2015- Forest Fringe (UK), Program Producer, 2016 - Darwin Festival (AUS) and Delegate Coordinator, 2017 & Marketing Manager, 2015 - Dance Massive (AUS).
Earlier in 2018, Bek was awarded a Australia Council Skills development grant to travel to Berlin and Croatia to work with Tanzfabrik Potsdam, Fragment 31 and attended IETM Campus to research alternative festival models. During this time she curated a festival party for Tanz Im August, Prance in August featuring artists Nick Power, Natalie Abbott, James Batchelor, Aaron Wright, Rachel Porter and Daniel Hengst.
In 2016 Bek was invited to attend the Next Generation Curating for Performance Symposium in Chicago and attended IETM in Budapest and Amsterdam in order to create a wide network of peers overseas.In 2014 Bek was the producer-in-residence at Arts House, throughout a 12 month period she assisted with international collaborations and successfully curated three Supper Club events. In addition to this she established La Discorso, a discussion series about cultural identity in Australia in which she worked with a group of recently arrived refugees to deliver. In collaboration with Dan Koop and Kieran Swann, Bek established Convergence, a day for independent artists to gather and talk about the importance of independence.
Bek is one half of LAAP with Morgan Hickinbotham. The duo design contemporary compositional environments and are currently developing a composition for Prahran Pool with Stonnington Symphony in Melbourne, Australia. She also is currently developing an international project with artists Pankaj Tiwari (India), Daniel Hengst (Germany) and Xavier De Sousa (UK/Portugal) that will launch in November 2019.
Bek s previous positions include Delegate Coordinator at Dance Massive (2017) Special Events Producer at Darwin Festival (2016), Associate Producer at Aphids (2011-2015) , Greenie in Residence at Lucy Guerin Inc (2015), Development Manager at La Mama (2014) and Marketing Manager at Dance Massive (2015).
As an independent producer Bek has worked with Lucy Guerin Inc, Phillip Adams Balletlab, La Mama, Aphids, TNA, City Of Melbourne, Natalie Abbott, Sisters Grimm, The Hayloft Project, Little Ones Theatre, Chamber Made Opera, I m Trying To Kiss You, Samara Hersch and No Show.
Bek currently sits on the Contemporary and Experimental Performance panel of the Greenroom Awards in Australia
mobile: +61 403 911 527 (AUS) / +44 7943 606 832 (UK)