Rennie McDougall is a choreographer, performer, writer and teacher, living and working between New York and Melbourne.
Rennie embraces the playful, personal, rhythmic and energetic liveness of
performance, creating works that highlight the complexity and subjectivity of watching dance. He works in the studio with improvisational and experimental practices
that invest in unlocking the potential of the body, articulating itself through movement and voice.
Rennie's work has been presented with Next Wave festival, Lucy Guerin Inc, Melbourne Fringe and Sydney Fringe.
Rennie is currently based in New York where he is working with choreographer Juliana May. In New York he has previously performed with Wally Cardona and Jennifer Lacey.
In Melbourne, Rennie has worked and
performed with Phillip Adams BalletLab,
Chunky Move, Lucy Guerin Inc, Belvoir Theatre, Luke George and Collaborators, Stephanie Lake, Lee Serle and Brooke Stamp. He has performed in the USA, Scotland, Germany, France, Denmark, Czech Republic, Croatia, Hong Kong and Taiwan as well as nationally around Australia.
He is a sought-after teacher in Australia, teaching at Lucy Guerin Inc. and Chunky Move. He has published articles on choreographic discourse for ArtsHub online and RealTime magazine. He has also had
writing commissioned from Lucy Guerin Inc. and the 2015 Dance Massive Writer's Workshop. In 2014, Rennie was a co-facilitator of First Run with Brooke Stamp, a critical choreographic feedback event, hosted by Lucy Guerin Inc.