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DANCE: A DOUBLE BILL

Title:DANCE: A DOUBLE BILL

Artist/s:SARAH AIKEN & REBECCA JENSEN

SYNOPSIS/ABOUT

Two of Australia’s most daring contemporary artists push the boundaries of movement, blending form and investigating hot topics. In a night of dance, Aiken and Jensen explore the body in space and the politics of technology.

SARAH AIKEN (TOOLS FOR PERSONAL EXPANSION) //
SARAH AIKEN (tools for personal expansion) is a study into social, digital and physical means of expanding the self. Existing simultaneously across mediums, in memory, in self-perception and as perceived by others, acting between digital & physical formats; her body and identity expand into the space, transcending the theatre.

In an age of social media, personal branding, progress and continual growth, our constant attempts to expand beyond the self can work to diminish physically and emotionally. This work is about personal power, attempts to be heard and seen, about taking up space and allowing identity and voice to expand beyond physical limitation.

EXPLORER BY REBECCA JENSEN //
Explorer investigates the ever‐expanding potential offered by the rapidly shifting digital world and how this has informed perceived limitations of body and environment.

The explorer embarks on an expedition through the known with no discernable destination. She is a tourist in and beyond her body in a self-­constructed wilderness. The landscape is the theatre is a simulation is disappearing. The material does not demarcate the boundaries in a mutual flow of multiple realities. New encounters between surfaces are invented, edges are smudged. Within this trajectory a ‘mystical post-­human’ emerges -­‐ boundless, fluid and partially present.

Explorer flies precariously toward the sun.

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ABOUT THE WORK

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Metro Arts Performance Season // 6 – 9 December 2017 – Presented by Sarah Aiken, Rebecca Jensen & Metro Arts

This work was initially commissioned by Carriageworks, Dancehouse and The Keir Foundation for the Keir Choreographic Award 2016.

 

SARAH AIKEN (TOOLS FOR PERSONAL EXPANSION) //

CONCEPT & CHOREOGRAPHY // Sarah Aiken with collaborators
PERFORMERS // Claire Leske, Emily Robinson and Sarah Aiken
SOUND CONCEPT, DESIGN & PERFORMANCE // Daniel Arnott
LIGHTING DESIGN // Amelia Lever-Davidson
COSTUME DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION // Sarah and Cary Aiken
AV DESIGN // Robert Jordan and Daniel Arnott

Images by Gregory Lorenzutti for Dancehouse

 


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SARAH AIKEN & REBECCA JENSEN

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