Through dance, physical theatre and immersive design, we journey deep into the promise of spring. Interiors are revealed; the wishful linings of pockets, secrets stained on petticoats, histories and landscapes tattooed on the heart. Our hopes, expectations, and choices. Our rights and dreams. Rite of Spring is a grand procession: audience and performers traveling together. On a journey with friends, strangers and neighbors, we move at the same pace and in the same rhythm. We feel geography and celebrate moving and being moved. Directed by Kelly Drummond Cawthon.
Contested Land is conceived and directed by Charlie Smith. A founding member of SEE, Charlie is working with ideas that are both quietly political and socially evocative. Investigating the history of nations, conflicts both embodied and landscaped, and lines drawn in the sand, Contested Land explores our sense of connection and what it means to us to take, give, share and fight over our contested lands.
Ensemble member Luke Campbell is making his directorial debut with By My Hand. Luke began is work while in a beyond technique residency workshop with Philip Channels at Bundanon Trust in NSW. He presented a work in progress showing at Salamanca Moves in 2016 and was selected by the Festival adjudicators to present a second showing in the AWARD show. Luke was also selected to attend a practice development lab at critical path February 2017 and will continue to develop the work with the ensemble this spring.
SEE artists David Motgomery and Alma Faludi take to the water in this new project in development for the 2018 MOVES Festival.
the ocean is filled with tears
And the sea turns into a mirror
There's a whale in the moon when it's clear
And a bird on the tide- Tom Waits
SEE is about knocking down the barriers to participation in performance. It is about offering a creative experience to everyone and bringing all of those dancing bodies onto public stages of their own design. It is about bringing exceptions, exclusions, the outsiders, gaps in thinking, and gaps in moving out into the open. It is about creating exceptions to the rules. It is about exceptional acts and exceptional encounters, and most importantly it's about exceptional people: people who defy norms, who don't fit neatly and who challenge our expectations of dance and the dancing body.
Produced by Kickstart Arts, The Beauty Project explores difference, beauty and self-perception, challenges stereotypes and ask us to consider what is truly beautiful. Directed by Elise Romazsko with creative design by Roz Wren, Music by Max Bladel and Michael Fortescue, producing and dramaturgy by Jami Bladel.