Information

  • EVENT TYPE /

    Dance

  • PLAYING /

    12 - 20 Oct 

  • WHERE /

    Merlyn Theatre

  • DURATION /

    65 minutes (no interval)

  • WARNING /

    Contains blinder lights, loud and dynamic sound, and smoke/haze

Hosted Events

One Infinity

12 - 20 Oct 2018

Information

  • EVENT TYPE /

    Dance

  • PLAYING /

    12 - 20 Oct 

  • WHERE /

    Merlyn Theatre

  • DURATION /

    65 minutes (no interval)

  • WARNING /

    Contains blinder lights, loud and dynamic sound, and smoke/haze

Presented as part of Melbourne International Arts Festival

Birds flock without a leader. A mass of individuals becomes the crowd.  Spontaneous order arises from chaos.

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.

Masterful 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.

COMPOSITION / Max de Wardener
CHOREOGRAPHY / Gideon Obarzanek