TOMORROW MAKERS

  Photograph: Amber Haines

Photograph: Amber Haines

CREATED BY DANCENORTH ENSEMBLE

featuring five SHORT WORKS AND FIVE Dancers

Tomorrow Makers is an evening of short contemporary dance works created by Dancenorth's award-winning ensemble - Jenni Large, Ashley McLellan, Mason Kelly, Georgia Rudd and Harrison Hall, featuring a new work by Melbourne based choreographer Paea Leach.

With an eye to supporting the next generation of choreographers, Tomorrow Makers provides Dancernorth's full-time ensemble the opportunity to create short works with full production values in a nurturing and supported environment.

Premiered in Townsville in May 2017 and curated by Artistic Director Kyle Page, Tomorrow Makers invites the company's dancers to investigate the potential of 'tomorrow'.

What  do we expect of ourselves and what do we think we are expected to do?

What do we want to see?

The program is diverse, the choreographers investigate improvisation as performance, subculture, composition, movement as information and energy.

In the currency of a world driven by immediacy and speed what can dance offer that is ‘other’?

Tomorrow Makers is a unique exploration of tomorrow and beyond, through the lens of those that will be living there.

60 MINUTES

*Please note this show includes some nudity


IF ___ WAS ___

  Photograph: Amber Haines

Photograph: Amber Haines

CREATED BY STEPHANIE LAKE AND ROSS MCCORMACK                                                      Featuring five dancers

Delve into the fanciful and illusory worlds of two extraordinary choreographers, Stephanie Lake and Ross McCormack as they fall down the rabbit hole of imagination and fill in the blanks.

If _ Was _ is both an investigation into choreographic practice and sensory representation of each artist's personal library of lived experience generated in response to a strict framework and equal limitations.

Artistic Director Kyle Page set the challenge for each artist to select sound from the one sound score, create costumes from one pattern, utilise lighting from one design and work to a set duration.  It is within these parameters that If _ Was _ comes to life.  Audiences are invited to experience this double bill that celebrates our difference and questions what is unique to us.

Premiered in June 2016, If _ Was _is a bold new work, raw pared back, alive.

80MINS INC INTERVAL

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THE THREE DANCERS

WORLD PREMIERE
CREATED BY LEE SERLE

Internationally celebrated choreographer, Lee Serle returns from New York to create a new contemporary dance work, The Three Dancers. Composed by world-renowned composer, Elena Kats-Chernin, and inspired by Picasso’s painting of the same name, The Three Dancers was originally presented in 2015 as a chamber music concert. Dancenorth’s re-imagining of the score is a unique collision of sound, light and movement. Score co-commissioned by Wimbledon International Music Festival, Dancenorth, Australian Festival of Chamber Music, Sitka Summer Music Festival, El Paso Pro Musica, Northwest Bach Festival and the Rambert Dance Company.

Love, desire and betrayal are the ingredients of the shocking true story which inspired Picasso’s masterpiece, Lee Searle’s rendition reveals the intricacy within one of the 20th century’s greatest artworks.  

25 MINS PRESENTED AS PART OF THE AFCM CONCERT CRAWL

DANCENORTH // 31 JULY


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Alisdair Macindoe’s A Pre-emptive Requiem For Mother Nature delves into the magic of the organic world, reflecting on physical phenomena we often take for granted.

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THREAD: PAGE/HAINES: PIRANI: WILSON

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As Dancenorth celebrates its 30th year, in May 2015 the company presented three incredibly diverse new works, all linked by the thread of lineage and connection to the company.

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