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Hot Glue Buns (Kady Mansour and Michaela Tancheff) are a duo who love dance, disco, and dancing to disco. Hot Glue Buns was born in 2018 out of a dance on film project as part of Kady’s studies, and the Buns have not looked back since.

Hot Glue Buns have performed alongside CC:DISCO at Strawberry Fields Festival (2018-2019), Gordan Koang at Meredith Music Festival (2019), and made regular appearances at Movement Decor’s event ROFLCOPTA (2021-2022). In 2021, the Buns developed ‘Hot Glueshops’ as part of Moreland City Council’s Festival Development Program. They are now working to deliver Hot Glueshops regularly within communities across Melbourne. In 2022, the Buns performed and ran community engagement workshops for Latrobe City Council, to celebrate the opening of Gippsland Performing Arts Centre. Later this year they will continue their engagement with local councils, running youth dance workshops for the Moreland City Council at Fawkner Festival.

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Kady is an emerging dance artist and choreographer based in Naarm. Her practice encourages connection with broad audiences through creating inclusive and participatory experiences and performances. Her choreographic work interrogates experiences we share in everyday life, often incorporating elements of physical theatre in her choreographic process.


In 2021, Kady was part of Dance House’s Emerging Choreographers Program, where she collaborated with Michaela Tancheff for Michaela and Kady Were Here 2021 (2021). Her other choreographic works include You want the disco? We bring the disco (2018-2021) CNUT (2018), and Tapua (2018). In 2018, Kady was a member of ilYoung dance company in Sweden. Her performance experience includes Stephanie Lake’s Colossus (2018,2019), Israel Aloni’s Ripe (2018), and Lee Brummer’s Time of Our Life (2018). 

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Michaela Tancheff is a dance artist based in Naarm with an interest in performance and community engagement. Her performance experience includes Token Armies (Chunky Move), Colossus (Stephanie Lake Company), as well as works by emerging choreographers, Michaela and Kady Were Here 2021 (Kady Mansour), A Study Of Being (Kayla Douglas) and Human Patterning (Damian Meredith). Throughout 2021 and 2022, Michaela worked on multiple developments for Strange Distributions, a new dance work by Chunky Move. She has an ongoing collaboration process with Kady Mansour creating dance works as well as delivering community engagement projects as their duo Hot Glue Buns. Michaela graduated from Transit Dance in 2018.

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