Great line-up for 'Move Me' Dance Festival
The Australian Dance Awards are being held for the first time in Perth this year, and the organisers, Ausdance WA, have assembled an extensive dance program around the event.
The program comprises many highlights, involving local and international artists. Included are overseas guests Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion in an exclusive Australian premiere of Cheap Lecture and The Cow Piece, while James O’Hara (WA) and Daisy Phillips (USA) will present the Australian premiere of Faun, an examination of the creature conjured up by Debussy and Nijinsky. Faun was originally choreographed for the duo by Belgian/Moroccan artist, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, as part of Sadler’s Wells’ 2009 collective evening In the spirit of Diaghilev.
Anything is Valid Dance Theatre, a local project company inspired by the flashmobbing phenomenon, will present Life in Miniature, set and performed inside a caravan to an intimate audience of five people at a time. In addition, the best of Perth’s contemporary dancers will team up for choreographer Alice Lee Holland’s Tiny Little Tragedies and for Didier Theron’s Harakiri, “a highly physical and emotional work addressing the Japanese notion of self-sacrifice”.
The MoveMe dance festival will run from August 28 to September 2, with the awards on Saturday September 1 at the Heath Ledger Theatre.
Events during the MoveMe dance festival will take place in the various venues in the Perth Cultural Centre. Visit www.moveme.org.au for more information