Join us on a Yatra (Journey) as Tasdance and the local Launceston Bhutanese community seek the definition of place and home through stories of living and growing up in refugee camps to resettlement on the Apple Isle. In partnership with the Migrant Resource Centre Northern Tasmania this immersive performance experience uses dance, live music, storytelling and digital moving image to give voice to our newest residents’
DIRECTOR Gabriel Comerford
ARTISTIC LIAISON Adam Wheeler
PRODUCER Alison Copley
MUSIC PRODUCER James Mangohig - Skinnyfish
LIGHTING & MOVING IMAGE Chris Jackson
COSTUME DESIGN Ingrid Reynolds
COLLABORATING ARTISTS Benge Allen, Sofie Burgoyne, Rachel Arianne Ogle & Isabella Stone
BHUTANESE ARTISTS Mon Rai, Obeth Sampang, Bijay Tamang, Binod Biswa, Yadav Mangar, Susmita Pradhan
PRODUCTION MANAGER Chris Jackson
Bodies emerge from the mass. Voyagers and heralds grasp hands as they stride across the dark. Tracing landscapes, leaving footfalls and breathing from the past. Part system and part science-fiction, Thorn creates an evolving landscape for a brave new world. Drawing a wavering line between fantasy and reality, the work is a small study of humans, nature and human nature.
CHOREOGRAPHY Gabrielle Nankivell
MUSIC/SOUND Nick Roux
DESIGNERS Nick Roux
Junjeiri Ballun - Gurul Guareima
Biologically dead yet teeming with life. Five bodies ebbing and flowing to the songlines of the river from the first nations to the locals today. Water splashing, rhythms vibrating, head banging dance that explores how we repair the damage through cultural, classical and contemporary movement, music and magic.
CHOREOGRAPHY Thomas E.S. Kelly
SOUND Thomas E.S. Kelly
COLLABORATING ARTISTS Sofie Burgoyne, Gabriel Comerford, Rachel Arianne Ogle, Isabella Stone
ARTISTIC LIAISONS Adam Wheeler & Carol Wellman
PRODUCER Alison Copley
It has become about the rupture between states of chaos and organisation. On the one hand the dancers rally, galvanise and move in the same direction. On the other they thrash, shatter and collapse. There is domination and there is tenderness as they crystallise into mechanistic parts and fall into the wild.
SOUND Matthew Hindson, Philip Glass, Jonny Greenwood and Arvo Part, performed by the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
…more than machinery we need humanity, more than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness… Charlie Chaplin, The Great Dictator 1940.
CHOREOGRAPHY Christine Gouzelis & Paul Blackman
SOUND Murcof, Ben Frost, Alessandro Scarlatti, Amon Tobin, Jozef Van Wissem, Devo
DANCERS Gabriel Comerford, Robert Flehr, Bec Jones, Olivia McPherson, Jack Riley, Isabella Stone, Nikki Tarling, Robert Tinning
DESIGNERS Lighting: Luca Sirviö Recreated by Darren Wilmott Puppet: Dimitris Nassiakos
Light Entertainment is a physical and theatrical exploration of light. Viewed through a prism of rhythm and repetition this hypnotic work shifts perspective from wave to particle, observed to obscured, animal to abstract, entertainment to architecture and finally from light to a space in its absence.
The structure of this work takes its form from the wave/particle dichotomy inherent in light itself and as the work progresses both the material explored and the method of creation changes dramatically. The first half of the work explores the wave function of light and is therefore loose in structure; it is concerned with improvisations based around repetition and emergent qualities.
CHOREOGRAPHY Byron Perry