In March 2015 I performed in a second season of OVERWORLD by Sarah Aiken & Rebecca Jensen. The work was a part of Dance Massive Festival 2015 at Arts House, Melbourne and.. it SOLD OUT!
I love love love performing this crazy work. Audiences walk around us, sit in front of us, line up in front of us, sit around us, dress me, watch me getting undressed, lie down and close their eyes, get up and see me on a screen. Lots of exciting challenges.
There are few different reviews this time, I find this one by Jordan Beth Vincent the most interesting.
POTENTIAL had a 6-night season at Northcote Town Hall during Melbourne Fringe Festival in October.
Perhaps some day I will write about the experience but not yet. For now some photos, a video, and other people’s words for you.
If you have seen the work and would like to leave a comment please do! 🙂
“From the shiny gold costumes through to the smattering of pieces of ‘heart’ all over the floor, this is a show of surreal inquisitiveness that is intent on expressing that which we often find inexpressible. To this end, Potential undoubtedly delivers.”
Nithya Iyer (MelbArtFash)
“moves beyond the acrobatic potential of the body and engages in an experience of the body in all its possibilities”
“60 minutes of dance and yoga that will leave you pleasingly puzzled”
“I’m very excited to see what Proost comes up with next and will be first in line to see it.”
Caitlin McGrane (theatrepress)
Check out a 7 min excerpt on Vimeo here
All photos by Pippa Dodds.
OVERWORLD happened in its full glory at the magnificient venue The Substation in May. We performed 8 shows in 10 days as part of Next Wave Festival 2014.
It was definitely one of the craziest shows I have ever performed in but also one of the most rewarding. Three months later some of the moments that have stayed with me most strongly are:
The queues of ‘Earth signs’ lined up in front of me in anticipation for their individual ‘treatment’.
The nerves before hitting the first vocal note of the show.
The pre-show ritual of laying all items in their carefully constructed spatial arrangement.
The audible reactions of audience members in the section dedicated to a mash up of Youtube clips
🙂 🙂 🙂
OVERWORLD will be performed again in Melbourne at Dance Massive, March 2015!!!
Click here to go to the trailer on Vimeo.
Choreographed by Rebecca Jensen and Sarah Aiken
Performers: Janine Proost, Rachel Coulson, Rebecca Jensen, Sarah Aiken
Design: Rose Connors Dance
Sound: Andras Fox
Images: Gregory Lorenzutti
The beginning of 2014 saw a beautiful new thing happen!!! I facilitated the first series of Smooth Moves: morning yoga and raw smoothie at Shoku Iku cafe in Westgarth.
It has been amazingly fulfilling to share yoga with people in a way that feels true to me and inspires me. Shoku Iku is one of my favourite cafes in the world. Yoko’s (the owner) passion for honest, raw, ethical, super tasty nutrient-packed food is contagious! So the idea of running a yoga class there followed by a raw smoothie came naturally. These Monday morning session have been a beautiful, grounding way to start the week with 90min for our internal space and then 30min or so for enjoying the company of the other yogi(ni)s and of course the delicious smoothies.
I am humbled by the beautiful feedback I’ve received and the class being chock-a-block for a couple of the sessions. There will definitely be another series starting soon, most likely in April!
Please ‘like’ the Smooth Moves facebook page to stay up to date.
Our final 3 week development is behind us and Overworld has become a piece. Next time we meet (in April) we’ll be in our performance venue (Substation in Newport) for a few more rehearsals before production week. Very exciting!!!
Opening night is on APRIL 30th for a 9 show season as part of the Next Wave Festival — mark your diaries!
Image by Eliza Dyball