WINDOW ON THE WORLD
UNKEMPT Dance are not performing to their usual audience this month, but they will be closer to them.
WA Academy of Performing Arts graduates Jessica Lewis, of Redcliffe, Carly Armstrong and Amy Wiseman are presenting two 45-minute dance installations in the window of the Library Nightclub from 10pm to midnight every Saturday night throughout July.
“They’re not our usual audience… normally we perform in front of an arts audience with an expectation, but these guys are new for us,” Lewis said.
Armstrong said they had direct interaction with the people on the street.
“That’s what’s fun about it,” she said.
Unkempt Dance performed at Fringe World Festival in 2012 and won the City of Perth Dance Award in the Fringe World 2014 Awards for their show Paperland.
“There’s so much energy at Fringe World and it’s good that venues are trying to bring that to Northbridge throughout the year,” Wiseman said.
Library Nightclub spokesman Hugh Brown said the entertainment was for people walking past and lining up for the nightclub.
“The first weekend, people were getting involved, it’s very interactive,” he said.
He said the entertainment was reminiscent of the performance art seen in cities all around the world.
“We’ve all done a lot of travel and liked this concept.”
Unkempt Dance performers Carly Armstrong, Jessica Lewis and Amy Wiseman.