STRUT Dance presents GROUNDWORKS 2022

A double bill of contemporary dance works by up-and-coming Western Australian choreographers Jo Omodei and Kimberley Parkin.

STRUT Dance invites audiences to witness a double bill that celebrates independent contemporary dance from Western Australia.

2022 marks STRUT Dance’s inaugural season of GROUNDWORKS; a platform that offers unique and essential support for mid-length presentation for independent choreographers, allowing them to present performance works in front of an audience, in a theatre setting.

GROUNDWORKS 2022 incorporates a blend of contemporary dance, sound, light, and set that celebrates live performance in the theatre; a place where an audience can gather and be transported into another realm.

About each performance:


Within the confines of an office space, doom descends upon two workers caught in corporate submission. Time is irrelevant here. Inspired by the Japanese ’salary man’ phenomenon, Killjoy is a cult horror film meets live dance-theatre. CHOREOGRAPHER: Kimberley Parkin of Parkin Projects PERFORMERS: Rhiana Katz & Luther Wilson SET AND COSTUMER DESIGN: Declan Macphail / Object House COMPOSITION / SOUND DESIGN: Feels LIGHTING DESIGN: Peter Young

As the Edges Soften

As the Edges Soften explores the transient moments shared between two people, and the temporality of moving together, even if apart. This cathartic duet navigates the in between spaces of our interactions, and the heightened need for connection in a pandemic world. CHOREOGRAPHER AND PERFORMER: Jo Omodei PERFORMER: Mitch Spadaro UNDERSTUDY: Nadia Priolo MENTOR: Bernadette Lewis LIGHTING DESIGN: Peter Young SOUND DESIGN: Sophia Hansen-Knarhoi

**Please note post-show discussion with artists will be held after performance on 19 Aug, approx 30 mins **Suitable for all ages however please be aware this performance contains mild violence, swearing, adult themes, strobe lighting and smoke/haze.**

About STRUT Dance STRUT Dance, the National Choreographic Centre based in Perth WA, is a global leader in changing the way people create, perform, and consume dance as a celebration of the artists and audiences we grow together. We aim to make Perth a nexus of dance and physical theatre development where local voices are nurtured to thrive in global contexts.

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