Ingrid Voorendt is a performance maker and director. Her practice encompasses devising, directing, dramaturgy, choreography and writing, and always begins with the physical body. She has collaborated on more than 30 new Australian works of performance across (and in between) dance, theatre and community engagement, and loves working in interdisciplinary contexts. Ingrid is interested in the forms and functions of empathy, and in the potential blurring and friction between the “real” world and the fictional worlds of performance. She is an experienced workshop facilitator specialising in movement based ensemble work and collaborative devising processes. Ingrid has worked in disability arts for more than 20 years, and is committed to developing inclusive practice. Ingrid is a former artistic director of Restless Dance Theatre, is a regular guest artist with Rawcus, and is currently an artistic associate with Back to Back Theatre. She trained as a dancer, studied choreography as an undergraduate and has a Master of Animateuring (by research) from the Victorian College of the Arts/University of Melbourne. In 2014 Ingrid was a visiting artist at Harrell Fletcher’s Art and Social Practice program at Portland State University, USA. In 2016 she was artist in residence at Darebin Arts’ Museum of Me, creating dance work in collaboration with primary school students and aged care residents. Ingrid is currently thinking about listening, interconnectedness, and about “being” as practice.