Magic of live performing
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.