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OPEN STUDIO | Session II

Thu 21 March, 12:00pm
(3 hours)

Chunky Move Studio
111 Sturt Street, Southbank

Participating works, artists and companies:

If ONLY I COULD… by Angela Chaplin and Company
If ONLY I COULD… directed by Angela Chaplin and choreographed by Lizzie Vilmanis is a work in development. This groundbreaking collaboration between contemporary dance artists and the elderly residents of two nursing homes is a juggernaut of best practice contemporary dance and community engagement. The work asks profound questions about the way ageing is viewed in our contemporary society.

MOTHER TONGUE by Annalouise Paul Dance Theatre
MOTHER TONGUE explores human adaptation, territories and cultural futures revealing knowledge about how our bodies leave data traces. Six dancers and one musician travel through a maze of geometric patterns and mathematics created by kaleidoscopes of light that play with the dances, rhythms and vocals of Torres Strait Islands, India, West Africa, Brazil and West Sumatra with Flamenco, Capoeira and Contemporary body percussion.

North/South by Australian Dance Theatre
In an extraordinary double bill from two highly acclaimed choreographers, Ina Christel Johannessen and Garry Stewart, Australian Dance Theatre (ADT) dancers traverse the faraway corners of the Arctic Circle and Antarctica. From Norwegian choreographer Johannessen, North explores the intimate and powerful exchange that plays out between humans and their environment. Stewart’s South depicts Sir Douglas Mawson’s fateful and dramatic journey to Antarctica in 1913 as an allegory for our current predicament in the era of rapid global warming.

Transmission Solo: tools for telepathy and conjuring sensation by Patricia Wood
This body is electric. It is a conducive container for a dance to thrive in. In a room filled with luminous and sonic terrain, this body will receive and transmit sensation, tuning into a frequency of multiplicity and electro-magnetic potential. This experimental dance performance incorporates radio transmission as a source of poetics, transmitting dance across time, space and social memory.

Heir Wave by Victoria Chiu
Heir Wave is an international contemporary dance project bringing together the experience and knowledge of three choreographers/performers and a video artist; Victoria Chiu, Jozsef Trefeli, Rudi Van Der Merwe and Hana Miller. Each of the three choreographers focuses on a grandfather to explore their respective Asian, African and European heritage, exploring the themes of history, patriarchy, superstition and epigenetic inheritance by means of personal histories.

 Image: Carme Padró (North/South by Australian Dance Theatre)