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  • WHEN /

    15- 20 Mar

  • WHERE /

    Beckett Theatre

Season 2011

In Glass

// Looking at a mirror is looking into a mirror.

Information

  • WHEN /

    15- 20 Mar

  • WHERE /

    Beckett Theatre

The mystery of reflection, and our relationship to it, has inspired as often as it has confounded the human imagination: from the myth of Narcissus to those, like Alice, who stepped through the polished surface to enter a world reversed. When we gaze into the mirror, do we merely stare at the mute image of our body?

Or at something else - someone else?

Two of Australia's finest contemporary dancers, Paul White and Kristina Chan, have united with acclaimed choreographer Narelle Benjamin, to discover what it is when reason is confounded, when one person ends and another begins - what it is to be In Glass.

Haunting shapes and hovering spectres overlap and intersect in Benjamin's kaleidoscopic choreography. In exquisitely realised images, dances are doubled or made incorporeal; motion travels from one form to another.

Following a sold-out season for Sydney Opera House, Malthouse Theatre is delighted to be presenting In Glass as part of our Dance Massive program.

'This delicate essay in movement is beautifully conceived, choreographed, composed, designed and danced… it is a form of poetry in dance and music.'

-SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

'There are few things more satisfying than seeing performer and work completely at one with each other, and you get it here.'

- THE AUSTRALIAN

Choreographer / Narelle Benjamin
Composer / Huey Benjamin
Visual Designer / Samuel James
Costume Designer / Tess Schofield

Lighting Designer / Karen Norris 
Producer / Rosalind Richards
Performed by / Kristina Chan & Paul White

Key image photography / Regis Lansac