Posted May 7, 2013
Where - State Theatre Centre, Perth, WA
Time - 20:00
I am contributing visuals to the re-staging of Wintering, the amazing dance work by choreographer Aimee Smith. I will be re-imagining the footage shot by Aimee during a trip to the Arctic, combined with some generated imagery using the topographical data of those locations – this will combine with Craig McElhinney’s live sound performance to form the first act of the work. The show will run from the 12th to 15th June at The State Theatre Centre in Perth, followed by a Western Australia regional tour.
Wintering is a new contemporary dance work inspired by the fragility and strength of an iced landscape. Created by West Australian choreographer Aimee Smith, Wintering uses dance along with imagery and sounds collected from the Arctic environment to explore the complex relationship between humans and the natural world. This meditative and immersive work asks audiences to consider what it is to live in a changing and disintegrating world, to sit with the tension of beauty and destruction, hope and fear. Wintering opens a conversation about climate change not by facing the familiar politics of the issue but instead bravely attempting to reveal the subtle, emotional and disquieting nature within.
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