POTENTIAL at Melbourne Fringe Festival

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”
Vivienne Rogis

“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.

Potential (photo by Pippa Dodds)

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ELEVATE

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Together with two of my favourite friends/colleagues Natalie Abbott and Amelia McQueen I presented new interdisciplinary dance performance ELEVATE at You Are Here Festival in Canberra.

This is our program note:
Elevate lifts you up, shakes you up a little, and leaves you wondering whether yesterday’s normal could be tomorrow’s insane. This interactive dance performance stretches the space of social expectations through tactile exchange and shifting modes of interaction. The three performers meet you with their toolkit of subtle – and if you’re up for it, less subtle – methods to unlock physical boundaries, expand your perception of reality, and create a greater sense of connection.

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It was an exciting and heartwarming experience with lots of ‘being in the moment’ and tuning in to what the work needed to stay engaging. I like this paragraph in Kelly Beneforti’s review:

As each new relationship between audience and performers is negotiated, the boundaries of exchange become elastic, as no one holds complete control over the performance. All are invested and vulnerable in the same moment. Abbott, Proost and McQueen use their bodies, voices, costumes, the space, and each other to deal with this fluid territory, encompassing everything from literal to theatrical to inexplicable physicalised translations of the experience at hand.”

“For one night only Elevate was like being inside a live and non-repeatable experiment where together we were simultaneously the content and the results.”

For full review follow this link:
http://scissorspaperpen.wordpress.com/2014/03/22/review-elevate/

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All photos by Lorna Sim
Full album: https://www.facebook.com/sim.camera.art/media_set?set=a.10151964800197097.1073741826.680417096&type=3

 

Fantasy Light Yoga – Deep Soulful Sweats

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To celebrate this year’s winter solstice Sarah Aiken and Rebecca Jensen organised a ‘dark yogic disco’. Facilitated by Rebecca, Sarah, Natalie Abbott and myself, we each led a group of people through an hour of yogic postures, chants and some good old interpretative dance disco moves. The groups were divided based on our star signs and corresponding elements: Air, Fire, Water and Earth. I was leading all the Earth-lings in the room and, what can I say, we rocked!