‘What good is freedom to those who don’t use it’ is a contemporary portrait created in rural Germany throughout a time of isolation and social distance during Covid-19 2020.
The Things I Should Be Sorry For is an immersive assault on the senses, an intimate experience for today’s audience; it’s online and real-life, it’s worlds colliding, it’s genre defying and immediately gratifying, but the memory will linger long after the last person leaves the party.
‘Izzy D’ is a tribute to one of the most influential figures in contemporary dance, Isadora Duncan. As mother, lover, teacher and revolutionary, Isadora had the desire to restore dance to high art in the early 1900’s, believing it to be the highest expression of life. This work references her ideals, aesthetics and history in the tone of contemporary Australia. ‘Izzy D’ pairs Isadora’s teachings with current Australian political discourse sourced from film, politics and social media.
‘Virginised’ is a 50 minute solo by Chris Scherer which explores dance culture from the perspective of a dance stereotype.
The audience is invited to meet Brandon, a jazz addict who desperately strives to hold onto an identity defined by dance. Through the use of documentary, mocumentary and fiction, the artist Chris Scherer, will deconstruct Brandon to articulate the line between performer and character.
What do you do when you find yourself in a pickle? You cling to self-preservation. ‘Pickled’ presents one performer trying to survive (with dignity) the accident that is waiting to happen (which in this case is many). As one performer attempts to preserve his unique self image, the audience is invited to meet, invest, and to encounter his dilemmas and in doing so, surrender to their own judgments.
Believe it is an experimental work exploring the relationship between Christianity and homosexuality, inspired by the perspectives of queer people living in South Australia. Movement has been generated as a response to the findings of audio interviews and is presented through a hybridisation of film, dance and documentary.
If the shoe fits is a movement-driven film following the life of a 23-year-old male struggling with the constraints of modern stereotypes. Featuring hybrid art forms, including dance, photographic imagery, projection and film, the work tackles society’s expectations of queer identity. Through glimpses of a tormented psyche, the protagonist strives for acceptance of his bent individuality.
In collaboration with Katharina Maschenka Horn, this is a work that dissects traditions surrounding marriage. In their performance prologue, they are twins – brother and sister – at their wedding celebration. They just got married – to each other!