Abbreviated Bio

Dan Goronszy creates unusual arts experiences that provoke big conversations about humanity and the world. She is a multi-disciplinary artist drawing on participatory installation, puppetry and physical theatre to connect with audiences who may not seek out the arts. With Sharyn Brand she has created The Grand Caravan, a purpose-built portable performance venue.  

Dan’s iterative public interventions invite people to reveal themselves as seen in The Launching Board, Fawkner and MoreArt (2015) and Darebin (2016) and Blood.Sex.Tears. Women Of The World (2017), Geelong After Dark (2016), La Mama (2016). Recent work The Care Taker Is In deepens her development of intimacy between participant and performer, Charles St( 2017), Carlisle St (2016), Falls Festival Marion Bay (2016/17).

Other highlights include: Future Postal Service, RAV tour (2016), Perth International Festival (2015) Federation Square(2015) and Arts Centre Melbourne (2015); Food Security Training at Alice Desert Festival (2014), When Claude Met Roxytri-state tour and sell out season Brisbane Festival (2013), Pigeonhole at White Night (2013)  And My Strange Pet for ABC3 (2009). She is a longtime company member of Polyglot Theatre touring extensively internationally.

CACD residencies include Maningrida Arnhem Land (2015), and Minami Sanriku Japan (2015), Parkville Youth Justice Centre (2007 – 12).





Abbreviated CV

DAN GORONSZY (b. 1974)

Abbreviated C.V. highlights post 2012                                                                                                                  


2017               Current Candidate Masters Art in Public Space RMIT

Installations, Puppetry, Performance

2017              The Care Taker Is In, Charles St Balaclava, Commissioned by City Of Port Philip, VIC

                      Blood. Sex. Tears, Women Of the World, Presented by Arts and Culture Maribyrnong, VIC

2016/17         Shed, Falls Festival Marion Bay, Tas.

2016             Bedsheet Ghost Party, Abbotsford Convent, Open Spaces Festival, VIC

                     Future Postal Service, RAV tour VIC and WOMADelaide, SA.

                     Destination Home, La Mama, VIC and Adelaide Fringe Festival, SA

                     Gutzy!, Castlemaine Winter Festival in The Grand Caravan, VIC

                     Blood. Sex. Tears, Geelong After Dark, VIC

2015/16        Blood. Sex. Tears, Marion Bay Falls Festival NYE, TAS

                     The Launching Board, Coburg Mall, MoreArt, VIC

                     Destination Home, The Grand Caravan, Melbourne Fringe Festival, VIC

                     Inside The Walls, Dramaturg with Theresa O’Connor, The State Library Residency, VIC 

2014             Future Postal Service, Perth International Festival, WA and Arts Centre Melbourne, VIC     

                     I Am Brunswick, Better Block, City Of Moreland Commision. VIC                                                                      

                     Food Security Training, Alice Desert Festival Alice Springs, NT and ArtPlay VIC

2013            When Claude Met Roxy, Brisbane Festival, QLD and Canberra Centenary, ACT

                     Pigeonhole, Visual Theatre Installation,  White Night Melbourne, VIC and Union Lane, VIC Supported by City Of Melbourne,

                     Besen Foundation and Polyglot Theatre

                     Unconditioned Heart, Backyard Theatre. La Mama, Melbourne. VIC

                     Arabella. Carlton Courthouse, Melbourne. Dir, Malia Walsh, VIC

2012             Memory Of Flight: Tarrengower Puppet Festival, VIC

                     What’s In My Suitcase, Sidney Myer Music Bowl, VIC


2012             The Last Time, Puppet Direction and performance, Music Video, Matt Glass Band

2009            My Strange Pet, 3D Films, Dir. Anthony Lucas,  ABC3


2016               Asia Pacific Symposium, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore

2016               Art + City + Children =?  ArtPlay, VIC



2017               Projection Alley, Public Art Commission, City of Whittlesea          

2016               Songs of Diversity, Residency supported by The Village Festival and Seniors Week

2015               The Launching Board, Creative Development residency, supported by City Of Moreland

                       Maningrida Arnhem Land

                       I Am Moreland, Residency across City of Moreland, supported by City of Moreland

2013               INHEPI Studio Residency, ArtPlay


Polyglot Theatre, Company member since 2007.

Touring including London, Korea, Taiwan, Japan, U.S.A, Brazil, U.K., Abu Dhabi. Community development residencies include 2015 & 2011Minami Sanriku, Japan intergenerational arts residency



2017               Casey Bennetto, interview, Evenings, ABC, Melbourne, VIC, April 25, 2017

2017               Christine Anu, interview, Evenings, ABC, Sydney, VIC, April 4, 2017

2017               Michael MacKenzie, Life Matters, ABC, Melbourne, VIC, Mar 24, 2017