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Matt Shilcock – Make **it Happen Producer Podcast

One of our latest Access2Arts projects, the ‘Making **it Happen’ Producer Podcasts, has seen us interviewing some fantastic South Australian disability arts producers about their experiences to gain a better understanding of what the industry currently looks like.

You can learn more about our ‘Making **it Happen’ Producer Podcasts project on our projects page here, alongside other producers we have interviewed.

In this first episode, South Australian disabled music producer Tyson Hopprich (a.k.a DJ TR!P) speaks with producer Matt Shilcock. Matt Shilcock is a South Australian contemporary dance theatre artist with Osteogenesis Imperfecta. After spending much of his youth in a wheelchair, he learned to walk at fifteen and now practices dance, fitness, and martial arts. He has performed professionally since 2009, working with companies across Australia and internationally.

You can listen to Matt’s interview on Access2Art’s ‘Make **it Happen’ Producer Podcast here:

Transcript Matt Shilcock Make **it Happen Podcast

About Matt: 

Matt has a Certificate III & IV in Fitness and Personal Training and is a 2nd Kyu in Budo Taijutsu and specialised weaponry, with a strength in adapting mobility aids to weaponised use. His passion for fitness and health extends from his own accomplishments in transitioning from a fulltime wheelchair user to his current practices in dance, fitness and martial arts.

Matt began performing professionally in 2009 and has since engaged with companies across Australia including Murmuration Dance Theatre, No Strings Attached Theatre for Disability, Restless Dance Theatre, Kaldor Public Arts, and internationally with Mass Box (China), Touch Compass (NZ), Full Radius (USA), Candoco (UK), Independence (UK), FreeWill Theatre (HK) and the Van L Dance Company (UK).

Matt is a current ensemble member with Murmuration Dance Theatre and continues to develop his independent practice with experienced professionals like Dean Walsh, Vangelis Legakis, Leigh Warren, Janet Bridgman and others, studying the anatomy and physics of dance and cross applying it to his studies in holistic remedies and alchemy.

Matt is a recipient of a 2017 artist exchange program with Critical Path (NSW) and Dance4 (UK), taking a month residency at the International Centre for Choreography in Nottingham (UK).

This podcast was funded by Arts South Australia and produced by Access2Arts.