Daniel Newell is dancer, maker, performance artist, educator and graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts. Cat-walking the fine-eyeliner of the pop cultural and political, Daniel’s work can be defined as creatively chaotic and cathartic, often outing itself as homo-erratic.
Having performed in over twenty countries, highlights include working with ABC’s - You Can’t Ask That, Melbourne Festival, Melbourne Museum, Dance Massive, Arts House, Sydney Opera House, Bollywood Film, Strange Fruit Productions, Shelley Lasica, Deanne Butterworth, Joel Bray, Rafael Bonachela and Kylie Minogue. Through dance and experimental performance art, Daniel has created solid prominence within so-called Australia’s queer ecology with character
‘Drodge’ at their core, playfully calls us to notice the performed nature of hyper masculinity and its toxic implications. Daniel is currently creating NED KYLIE a theatrical slur exploring Aussie iconography, queering national treasures and exploring “Australian” fragilities through Performance Art.
A creative resident at Footscray City College ( Creative Workers in Schools ) and Abbotsford Convent ( Pivot 2 ), Daniel is also currently teaching drama & embodiment at St Martins Youth Theatre and Physical Theatre at The University of Melbourne - Victorian College of the Arts.