A showcase of WA independent dance makers curated by Raewyn Hill
24 – 26 NOVEMBER 2022
State Theatre Centre of WA
A season of new ideas that resonate through time and space, from Western Australia’s artists and dance makers, curated by Raewyn Hill.
This year's studio season showcase will feature the ideas of three WA artists and dance makers – Mark Haslam, David Mack and Russell Thorpe. Themes explored revolve around boundaries, the multiplicity of our existence, and the meaning and lessons we take from them.
Artists will reflect on, expand and interrogate their practice with the mentorship and support of a professional dance company. This opportunity is a valuable platform for artistic connection and exchange in the independent dance sector that is fresh, raw and honest. We are proud to present these deeply layered and textured ideas as part of this studio season in our Pathways Program.
This is pioneering contemporary dance by new makers in the State of Western Australia.
Content Warning: Some of the works presented contain haze, strobe lighting FX, violent imagery, dynamic sound levels and/ or partial nudity.
BETA - explores the intersection of analogue and digital in our messy everyday lives.
Created by: Mark Haslam
Performers: Jessica Pettitt and Mark Haslam
Music: Idiot by James Holden; Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God) by Kate Bush; Auto Erotic by Orphx.
IF, THEN… - Looks at what is concealed and reveals the subjectivity of perceptions and biases.
Choreographer/ Sound Designer: David Mack
Performers/ Dramaturgs: Olivia Hendry and David Mack
Collaborators: James O’Hara, Oscar Mack
Music: Gypsy Melodies, Op. 55: No. 4, Kdyz mne stara matka (Orchestrated by Jiri Teml) by Dvořák, performed by Anna Netrebko, Prague Philharmonic and Emmanuel Villaume. Sparrow by Mira Calix, Hospital Chapel by Burial.
THAT WAS AWKWARD - Connects and defends our innate awkwardness and our right to eccentricity.
Choreographers: Russell Thorpe and collaborators
Performer/ Collaborators: Tao Issaro, Matthew Morris, Luci Young
Dramaturg: Russell Thorpe
Sound Designer: Tao Issaro