VALUE FOR MONEY
FORM DANCE PROJECTS and RIVERSIDE THEATRES PRESENT
DANCE BITES 2023
VALUE FOR MONEY
by GUTS Dance//Central Australia
Toured by Artback NT
Value For Money, choreographed by Jasmin Sheppard and Sara Black, interrogates how relationships, community, proximity and place change our perception of a life’s worth.
We all come from a common place- land, dust, molecule. The human journey separates us from other animals by our drive to find our individual worth. What makes us a valuable and unique addition to this place? How do we value human life? Is it the calculable economic value or the intangible emotional and physical value of a person we should be considering? In addition, this human desire to discover our individual and collective value contradicts a human need to control and have dominion over other humans, animals and land; to project collective value onto objects, deities, other individuals: the polarity of power and vulnerability inherent within us all.
“Value for Money is all instinct, muscle, pulse, balance, and pure, transformative performance magic.”- Geoffrey Williams, Stage Whisper
CONCEPT AND CHOREOGRAPHY
ORIGINAL COLLABORATING PERFORMERS
SOUND DESIGN AND COMPOSITION
TOURING LIGHTING TECHNICIAN
COSTUME DESIGN AND CONSULTATION
GUTS DANCE // CENTRAL AUSTRALIA
RIVERSIDE THEATRES PARRAMATTA
4 – 6 MAY, 2023 8PM
5 MAY, 2023 12.30PM and 7PM
Dance Bites Tickets: $25 – $42*
*Booking fees apply
This performance contains nudity.
For professional/pre-professional dancers
Led by GUTS Director Frankie Snowdon and collaborating performer Gabriel Comerford, the workshop will begin with a warm up followed by an introduction to improvisational tools used within the process of creating Value For Money, designed to build trust, consideration and high level listening between bodies. Dancers will learn a portion of repertoire from the work that is concerned with uniformity and masking of the individual, both as movement and conceptual concerns.
SATURDAY 6 MAY 2023 Riverside Theatres, Parramatta
$25 Show Ticket, when booked with workshop