Tammy Zarb is a local Gold Coast movement director and choreographer. She works across many genres in her arts practice and collaborates with dancers, circus performers, acrobats, aerialists, physical theatre, stunt performers as well as visual artists and composers. Her professional career includes 25 years of international success. Recently, Tammy was one of the Creative Directors of the The Circus Corridor a collective supported by the City of Gold Coast through the Accelerate Triennial Fund from 2015 – 2018. Tammy co-directed and co-wrote The Rising presented at Festival 2018 for the Commonwealth Games and was support artist to the director for site-specific work Flock by Force Majeure and Quiet by Nature by Gogi Dance Collective. For the 2017 Bleach* Festival, she was movement director on site specific work, Shifting Sands, conceived by Louise Bezzina and directed by Melbourne based artist Donna Jackson. Other site-specific directed works include, The Playground Project and Hotelling directed by interdisciplinary artist, David Pledger from Not Yet It’s difficult. In 2017, Tammy travelled to Denmark to work with director Kevin Finnan from Motionhouse (UK) creator of Watermusic as part of the European Festival of Culture. Tammy founded Industry Aerial Arts in 2010, specializing in circus arts/physical theatre and in 2014 co-founded Flyworx which is known nation-wide for its bold vertical wall and wire work.
As a performance maker Tammy is interested in how choreography can create new performance contexts, using space, the body and drawing from architecture and site. She creates highly experimental pieces that challenge and engage audiences to re-think, about how live performance can be viewed in unusual and non-theatrical spaces.