DANCERS FLIP OUT ON BEACH BALLS
BURIED fit balls have set the stage for a world- first collaboration a Townsville dance group will bring to life on The Strand.
Contemporary dance company Dancenorth has chosen Strand Ephemera, the city’s biennial public art festival to showcase Tectonic – a show uniting sculpture, movement and sound in a dazzling site- specific performance.
The beachfront stage has been set up with 180 fit balls buried with their tops exposed for seven dancers as they run, bounce, flip, soar and ricochet across the stage.
Dancenorth artistic director Kyle Page came up with the idea after a community engagement program with the Urab dancers and the community on Poruma Island in the Torres Strait.
“It’s the first show of this kind that we’ve ever made,” he said.
“It’s a great concept for Townsville to be able to engage in.”
The fit balls will remain buried during Strand Ephemera with dance workshops scheduled, including with the Urab dancers.
Strand Ephemera will be held from July 28- August 6.