1 Aug 2019, 9am
1 Aug 2019, 10am
Forward Shift is a new platform focused on new creations by Asian dancemakers who are pushing dance forward in their respective forms or communities. Each choreographer will perform a complete scene from a work they are currently creating, which aims to eventually become a full-length production in the future. As an audience member you will be able to watch these performances which are fresh from the rehearsal studio, and experience a range of artistic practices and ideas from the strongest dance artists in our region in one evening, as well as offer support or feedback.
What She Said
Raka Maitra and Dharma
This is the premiere pairing of Raka Maitra, a choreographer bridging classical Indian and contemporary dance, and Dharma, an experimental musician from the band The Observatory. This dialogue of movement and sound is based on the classical Tamil poetry from the book The Interior Landscape by AK Ramanujan and examines the fundamental distinction between the intense interior subjectivity of the soul and the vast visible exterior objectivity of nature. Performed by Sandhya Suresh and Dharma.
The Intervention of Loneliness
The work is a response to the loneliness and human disconnection we are experiencing today. Developed from the work Dance with Me where Ming Poon travelled around the world asking strangers on the streets to slow dance with him, this new stage work is a collaborative piece that invites the audience to enter into a serendipitous moment of intimacy with each other. In this work, Ming explores the potential of vulnerability and intimacy as tools of empowerment. Dancing becomes a shared act between two bodies as they reach out, make contact, listen to and hold each other. And from it, a spontaneous choreography emerges.
The impulse of Pichet Klunchun’s choreographic practice is searching and negotiating freedom from the regime of tradition. In the new duet No. 60, Pichet astutely examines and illuminates upon the classic Thai dance canon of Theppanom which consists of 59 core poses and movements that all Thai dancers need to master. Pichet speculates on what could come after: not a tangible dance movement or physical routine but a set of new philosophy and principles that undergird the classical dance system. Such a critical toolbox enables every ordinary dancer the liberty of thought and body to create his/her own individual movements. Accompanied by live music from DJ Rory from Australia, Pichet and dancer Kornkarn bring us on an exuberant journey that hails the moving body freed of ideological impositions and reveals its corporeal passage from court culture to folk vernacular, and the global present.
Approximately 2 hours, with two 20 minutes intermissions
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