Playking Productions / Dancenorth Australia / Jun Tian Fang / Beijing Dance Theatre
WORLD PREMIERE SEASON
A hypnotic, cross-cultural music and dance collaboration, where the audience are also performers.
When Australian recorder virtuoso Genevieve Lacey spent time with guqin master Wang Peng at Jun Tian Fang—specialists in the ancient Chinese instrument—neither knew the extraordinary fruit that would flower from their collaboration. Now these unique talents have added director and choreographer Gideon Obarzanek and composer Max de Wardener who together have fashioned a transformative immersion in music and dance.
Birds flock without a leader. A mass of individuals becomes the crowd. Spontaneous order arises from chaos.
Virtuosic choreography and everyday movement, ritual and improvisation, nature and civilisation are all driven into a state of flux in this hypnotic experience. Patterns emerge as sound and music become echoes of one another, while the bodies of the audience themselves become implicit in the dance.
Simultaneously meditative and electrifying, One Infinity is an act of deep listening and profound engagement.
The commissioning of the work is supported by the Australia Council’s Major Festivals initiative with presentations by the Melbourne, Sydney and Perth Festivals and is anticipated to be a new experience for artists and audiences bringing eastern and western traditions together in an immersive performance environment.
We are working to develop an international tour for the work and if you are interested to consider the work it would be great if you could come to see it live in Sydney or Perth (dates below) and we can certainly provide further information in advance on the full technical requirements - still in development, the show is presented to an audience in opposing transverse seating blocks as you can see from the video links.
We look forward to the possibility of working with you to bring ONE INFINIITY to your city/country and would be pleased to assist in providing any further information about the production.
Duration: 60 mins no interval
Melbourne International Arts Festival
12 - 20 October 2018
23 - 27 January 2019
7 - 10 February 2019