The Big Bounce was an evening mini-festival held as part of PACT’s Salon Series in 2017.

Matt Cornell was invited to curate the event and his hope became that participants could “learn some dancing, watch some dancing, talk about some dancing and just do some dancing.”


notes from Matt:

Dancing really does something; to us, between us, and in the world.

It gives our bodies back to us; doing it together empowers us beyond individualism, sharing space and time.

Dancing is cellular and global, dancing is a thinking and an act of zooming all the way into nothing and all the way out to everything


you can read reviews and responses here

listen to interviews here

watch video of the night here

see images here

read the program here


And read about the artists as follows:

The Big Bounce featured:

As well as installed works by:


PACT Salon: The Big Bounce

was held at:

  • PACT107 Railway Parade, Erskineville, NSW, 2043 Australia


Matt Cornell is based in the AustralAsia-Pacific region and grew up in Darwin, on Larrakia land. He works through dance, choreography, sound, photography, and discussion to craft beautiful ways to subvert dominant cultural narratives. Matt believes in the power of non-spoken experience and the far reaching affects of love. He has also toured internationally and won awards, grants, residencies and scholarships.

feynman vid referred to in forum


program of the evening: