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HERE AFTER : A MASTERPIECE OF MODERN DANCE

HERE AFTER  is a finely woven tapestry of contemporary dance. It asks a lot of its ensemble of six dancers, who are on stage continuously for its hour length. Jennifer Horvath, Georgia Sekulla, Bree Timms, Abi Gasson and Karina Cruickshank were all accomplished and precise, with Maddie Tratt providing an additional and impressive solo.

The show however is a lot more than abstract patterns such as seems the case with much experimental dance. Various admirable elements – of lighting (Peter Rubie), sound, costume (Sally Andrews) and choreography – are tautly integrated around a cohesive sequence of life and death, bonded in an epic narrative of humanity responding to a life field beyond itself. The fluid variegated mix of innovative sometime original dance states range from the tribal and repetitive repetition of self-becoming or prostration of the start, to the ethereal operatic lyricism of the ending. The complex sound track by Paul Tinsley, consistently matched expressed emotions – even at maximum volume with human drama of “inner demons and angles” (program notes) it enhances, and does not substitute for, substance. Continue reading HERE AFTER : A MASTERPIECE OF MODERN DANCE

LIMITLESS DANCE COMPANY PRESENTS BOTH SIDES @ NIDA PLAYHOUSE THEATRE KENSINGTON

Featured photo – Jennifer Horvath and Chris Mifsud. Pic by Seshanka Samarajwa.

Imogen Tapara, Olivia Kingston, Vanessa Ghazal, Maddie Tratt, Rowan Rossi and Raegan Williams. Pic by Seshanka Samarajwa Photography.
Imogen Tapara, Olivia Kingston, Vanessa Ghazal, Maddie Tratt, Rowan Rossi and Raegan Williams. Pic by Seshanka Samarajwa Photography.
Jennifer Horvath and Chris Mifsud. Pic by Seshanks Samarajwa.

With BOTH SIDES, dance lovers  were treated to a memorable evening of cutting edge contemporary dance.

Directed and choreographed by the very talented Limitless Dance Company Artistic Director Mitchell Turnbull,  an excellent troupe of twelve versatile and athletic dancers  performed seven pieces in each half exploring the nature of relationships, the comings and goings, alliances and fallouts, and how these experiences help shape our existence.

The show’s title refers to a very contemporary theory that in every relationship there are two sides, the side that the couple let the world see, and the world that they keep to themselves.

The performance featured the combined talents of dancers Vanessa Ghazal, Jennifer Horvath, Olivia Kingston, Maddison McKenzie, Chris Mifsud, Genevieve Morris, Tahlia Roccazzella, Rowan Rossi, Megan Scheffers, Imogen Tapara, Maddie Tratt and Raegan Williams.

Mitchell Turnbull formed the Limitless Dance Company, an independent dance company, with the aim of pushing the boundaries of dance both artistically and conceptually, as well as making available more paid work for Australian contemporary dancers.

BOTH SIDES played the NIDA Playhouse Theatre  Kensington for three performances, on Friday 20 May at 7.30pm, and Saturday 21 May at 2.30pm and 7.30pm.

For more information about this exciting and adventurous new dance company visit their website-

http://www.limitlessdance.com.au

Chris Mifsud and Jennifer Horvath. Pic Michelle Grace Hunter Photography
Rowan Rossi and Imogen Tapara. Pic by Michelle Grace Hunter Photography