Magic of live per­form­ing

Whitsunday Times - - CHILL -

LOSE your­self in the magic of con­tem­po­rary dance in Proser­pine next week.

Townsville com­pany Dan­cenorth has a spe­cial treat for the Whit­sun­day com­mu­nity – a triple bill.

The work is called Thread and com­prises three in­di­vid­ual per­for­mances to hon­our the com­pany’s 30th an­niver­sary.

Dan­cenorth artis­tic direc­tor Kyle Page said the com­pi­la­tion “speaks of lin­eage and con­nec­tion”.

The first piece is named Tor­rent and was choreographed by Lisa Wil­son, who now lives in Bris­bane but was for­merly a dancer with Dan­cenorth about 20 years ago.

Mr Page and his wife Am­ber Haines cre­ated the sec­ond piece, named Synk­ing Feel­ing, which came to fruition dur­ing a three-month res­i­dence in In­dia.

It was re­de­vel­oped for Thread and Mr Page said next week’s per­for­mance at the Proser­pine En­ter­tain­ment Cen­tre would be its first in Australia.

The fi­nal piece, named The Hol­low Men, was choreographed by Jane Pi­rani, a for­mer Dan­cenorth artis­tic direc­tor.

Mr Page said Ms Pi­rani ac- tu­ally gave him his first job when he was 17.

“(So) it’s re­ally ex­cit­ing to be wel­com­ing her back to cre­ate a work for the com­pany,” he said.

“We’re re­ally cel­e­brat­ing the full his­tory of the com­pany and all of the amaz­ing chore­og­ra­phers who have had an as­so­ci­a­tion with Dan­cenorth over the last 30 years.”

Mr Page is invit­ing the whole com­mu­nity to take in the per­for­mance.

“There’s some­thing mag­i­cal about live per­for­mance,” he said, adding Thread was so di­verse it of­fered some­thing for ev­ery­one.

Dan­cenorth will also host a work­shop at Whit­sun­day Dance Con­nec­tion, Com­merce Close, on Mon­day, May 25 be­tween 4.30pm and 5.45pm.

Phone 4946 4555 for more in­for­ma­tion.

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