Don is interested in human experience within particular places. His focus is informed by somatic, movement based improvisation practice and considerations of the body as a multisensory and complex entity interactive with its environment.
He has directed, performed and choreographed projects in Australia, New Zealand, North and South America, Europe, Israel, China, Korea and South East Asia. With Jane Mortiss he runs a studio Naarilla at Kiah on the far south coast of NSW where they support creative arts practices.
Awards include a Churchill Fellowship, and an Australia Council Choreographic Fellowship. He has PHD and Masters in Arts awards from the University of Melbourne. He lectures and supervises postgraduate researchers at the Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts and MCM of the University of Melbourne