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He was born in Albury, New South Wales, Australia.
In 1995 he was included in the Independent's list of 40 influential gay men. The citation said:
- "DV8's artistic director and choreographer, Newson is one of the chief exponents of physical theatre, a massively influential cross between dance and theatre. Newson has made sexuality central to his work which he has toured widely throughout Europe, the USA and Australia. His Enter Achilles, a dance work, will be filmed by the BBC."
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- http://trove.nla.gov.au/people/780059?c=people National Library of Australia