MARTIN DEL AMO
On the theme of Déjà Vu independent dancer Miranda Wheen invites eight seminal Sydney-based artists to remount, reimagine and reinterpret pieces that have been somehow ‘seen before’ – on stage, in the imagination, in the artists’ own or someone else’s repertoire. The program is light and entertaining and a nod towards Sydney’s rich dance scene peppered with homages and references to some of the most iconic artists of our dance history.
THE FRAME IS DARK
An exploration of dance and the cinematic frame
Margie Medlin will be collaborating with Vicki Van Hout and Patrick Lucky Lartey, dancemakers and performers; Fausto Brusamolino, lighting and media designer; Jane Castle, cinematographer, with Neil Simpson and Mark Mitchell, Production Management. The project links incidental spectators and digital projections that explore opportunities to choreograph across multiple screens.
Margie is an artist and curator in the field of dance and Media Arts. She produces and directs cinema and experimental new media art, and across her career has been exhibited extensively throughout Germany, Japan, Finland, India, the USA, Cuba and Australia.
This creative development leads directly into one week of filming at Io Myer Studio, UNSW. Keep your ear to the ground about the future presentation of the work by The Substation, while Margie is in residence at the Altona Gate Shopping Centre, Melbourne.
8 – 18 January 2018
Funded by the Emerging and Experimental fund of the Australia Council for the Arts.
Choreographed by French born Australian multi-disciplinary artist Cloé Fournier, Mea Culpa is a projection into a future not so distant, exploring the human experience and our connection to mechanical cognisance of our surroundings through a narrative drawing from science fiction tropes and themes.
During this development, Cloé will work with seven female dancers to continue investigating the mechanics of the body through her unique practice fusing contemporary and French folk dance vocabulary.
VICKI VAN HOUT
TRAVIS DE VRIES
19 Feb – 10 March 2018
OUT OF THE STUDIO
Out of the studio provides selected choreographers with an opportunity to further develop ideas they have explored with Dirty Feet and to present a raw first draft of the work to audiences at Shopfront Contemporary Arts. FORM Dance Projects continues its partnership on this program by providing studio space for the development of some of these works.
3 – 21 September 2018
Postmodern Zombies, Seet Dance Company, image: Michael Crewdson