Sense and Sensibility
What is the most that can be achieved with the least? This is the question posed by Dance Territories, a sequence of four solo dances from Switzerland and Australia that explore the possibilities afforded by a minimalist choreographic language. Sparsely rendered, precisely performed and possessed of an undeniable elegance, these performances are at once both commanding and graceful, decisive arguments in favour of a stripped-back gestural aesthetic.
In the first instalment of a new biennial event, Melbourne’s own Dancehouse brings together two choreographers of international renown and two of Australian dance’s brightest stars in an intercontinental journey to the frontiers of modern movement. Over the course of two shared programs, Swiss masters Cindy Van Acker and Perrine Valli find themselves paired with Australia’s Matthew Day and Sandra Parker to create new and unexpected dialogues between two very different cultures of dance. United by their interest in restraint and minimalist movement, these four choreographers together build a space of artistic exchange and resonance – a captivating treatise on the universal nature of dance.
Perrine Valli Ma Cabane au Canada & Série
Sandra Parker Transit
Cindy Van Acker Fractie *
Matthew Day Thousands
* Australian Premiere
View the show program here.
Choreographed by Matthew Day, Sandra Parker, Perrine Valli, Cindy Van Acker
Performed by Phoebe Robinson (Transit), Tamara Bacci (Fractie)
Programmed by Angela Conquet
Program Assistant Natalie Cursio
Dancehouse is assisted by the Commonwealth Government through the Australian Arts Council, its arts funding advisory body, and is supported but the Victorian Government through Arts Victoria, Department of Premier & Cabinet; and by the City of Yarra through the use of the Dancehouse facility. Dance Territories is supported by the Consulate General of Switzerland.
Wed 24 & Thu 25 Oct at 8pm
|General Admission Full||$35.00|
|General Admission Group (8+)||$31.00|
|General Admission Concession||$30.00|
|General Admission Senior||$30.00|
|General Admission Student||$25.00|
150 Princes St
CARLTON NORTH 3054