OPEN STUDIO | Session I
Fri 15 March, 12:00pm
Chunky Move Studio
111 Sturt Street, Southbank
Participating works, artists and companies:
Wonder Woman by Laura Boynes
A double bill of works choreographed by NSW artists Adelina Larsson and Julie-Anne Long in collaboration with performer Laura Boynes (WA), Wonder Woman responds to contemporary female gender issues past and present. In a world where #metoo and Times Up are empowering women and with international focus on women’s rights, Wonder Woman is an urgent and timely work that proposes feminism as a superhero.
#thatwomanjulia by Natalie Allen
#thatwomanjulia is a solo dance theatre work, performed by Natalie Allen, created from the media and public commentary around the leadership of Australia’s first female Prime Minster, Julia Gillard.
S.P.A.W.N by Rebecca Jensen
S.p.a.w.n is a dance that operates between being and becoming: a morphing system of embodiment and organisation. Dancers search through a swamp of hazy body memories: the learned, the inherited, the implanted, the absorbed. Images with dislocated origins surface briefly and disappear. The flesh-bound body is both a host and vessel, it holds and reroutes energy and information, encompassing cross-sections of history and environments. S.p.a.w.n deflects, duplicates and nests into successive sense realms, each apparition colouring and birthing the next.
GUI SHU by Sally Richardson (produced by Performing Lines WA)
GUI SHU is a new immersive performance experience with accompanying video installation that combines the artistry of sound, vision and dance artists from Taiwan and WA. From the laneways, malls and teeming streets of Taipei to the bushscapes and surburbia of WA, GUI SHU is a journey and insight to these people and places, to reveal how culture shapes us. What is other, isolating and familiar is re-framed and reconnected in a collective space to seek the shared moments where we can all belong.
Image: Emma Fishwick (Wonder Woman by Laura Boynes)
For more detailed show and artist information, download the information pack. Please feel free to get in touch with artists and producers at your convenience using provided contact details.