Dominique is a lecturer in acting at CSU.
Dominique trained and works as a performer. His education included two years in Paris at L'École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq. His performance work has seen him on stages, screen and other locations throughout Australia. He taught and directed at Sydney Theatre School and worked as an Environmental Education Ranger in Centennial Park, Sydney. In 2012 Dominique devised and applied a drama program for autistic and multiple disability students at Wairoa school in Bondi.
Dominique is a core member and chair of the board of Theatre Kantanka, a company that specialise in site specific performance. He also works with Fine Line, a Lecoq based ensemble.
Dominique teaches first and third year acting classes. The subjects start with an introduction to acting then develop an awareness of various actor training systems which include a performance based on the Commedia dell’arte. Dominique teaches and directs the third years in Stage and Screen Project focusing on a contemporary Australian Theatre production alongside short film productions and a live TV series. Dominique also teaches in Professional Practice in Communication and Creative Practice.
Dominique is currently working together with Dr. Lyndon Ormond-Parker and Professor Aaron Corn on an ARC project from 2018-21 titled Aboriginal remote narrowcast TV and the audio-visual archive.
This project aims to investigate the world’s best practices in community narrowcast digital TV and contemporary methods for the long-term storage of both digital and analogue audio-visual cultural materials. This will assist in the long-term preservation of Indigenous languages and culture and will investigate whether health promotion and other messages in Aboriginal languages community impacts on community well-being.
Dominique has a B.Ed in drama/dance/philosophy from Deakin University (Rusden). Working, directing, devising and performing with masks led to his Ph.D. thesis and film at ANU entitled "masked corroborees of the northwest". The thesis is grounded in northwest Australia looking at a range of corroborees that incorporate the use of masks. It concerns performance objects that connect bodies to country, cultural knowledge and ancestors. Masks also reaffirm the political status of people in their country.
Dominique has been a professional actor, creator and director on stage and screen Internationally. Since commencing at CSU his recent work includes:
Please see here for an extended version of Dominique's CV.
Masked Corroborees of the northwest PhD film screened at: