JOURNEY TO THE INSIDE
THE INSIDE is an immersive Virtual Reality (VR) experience, a reimagining of Raewyn Hill’s celebrated work THE ZONE from 2017. It recreates Japanese architect Satoshi Okada’s incredible set, merging live performance and digital technologies with legendary composer Eden Mulholland’s score.
A VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY.
Firstly, there was the birth of the idea. This involved intensive concept research and development by Raewyn Hill and the assembly of key creatives and people with specific technical experience who could translate the idea into reality. Many discussions took place, including workshops and consultation that were critical in forming the key set of story and design principles that were taken into development.
The development stage required interrogation of the idea with the dancers. The recruitment of professional dancers that have an innate and natural ability to improvise and express emotions required in the work was critical. Raewyn provided the dancers with concepts and movement references to explore both individually and collectively. The final storyboard of ideas developed into scenes that express a journey in the mind of the maker.
THE INSIDE was funded to a level that enabled it to become a key engagement activity CONNECT 2022, as part of our in-school dance residency and workshop program.
Now Raewyn Hill is in the ideation phase of another new work, that will culminate in a main stage presentation in 2023.
With your ongoing support, we can continue to fuel the presentation of daring and creative new contemporary dance works and programs for our community.
THE INSIDE is supported by City of Perth, Sector Development Partner.