Dancenorth Announces New Major Work to Premiere at North Australian Festival of Arts
After capitvating Adelaide audiences with their critically acclaimed run of NOISE at WOMADelaide 2022, internationally acclaimed Townsville-based dance company Dancenorth will wow local audiences when their brand new work Wayfinder premieres at the Townsville Civic Theatre as part of NAFA from 24 – 25 June.
Exploding onto the Townsville Civic Theatre stage in a kaleidoscopic fusion of dance, music, and visual art, the local premiere of Wayfinder promises to be one of the great theatrical events of the year.
A summoning of collective awe and wonder, Dancenorth have gathered an all-star artistic hive mind to create this new work from their studios at Dancenorth Theatre in Townsville.
Dancenorth joins forces with three-time Grammy nominated Australian band Hiatus Kaiyote and sound artist Byron J. Scullin to create a soaring composition evoking pleasure and possibility. An immersive, undulating sound sculpture condenses and expands this scintillating score. Japanese-Australian visual artist Hiromi Tango offers her joyful, heart expanding artwork to both the stage design and costumes for this sublime new performance, featuring lighting design by Niklas Pajanti.
“Wayfinder is a moment of celebration, positivity, and togetherness – an antidote to the fear and anxiety permeating all corners of the globe. Speaking to our sensorial nature, Wayfinder recognizes connection as the central axis of the universe. Wayfinder is an exhilarating explosion of heart,” said Dancenorth Artistic Director Kyle Page.
With a national reputation for consistently producing works of the highest quality, Wayfinder has been commissioned by Brisbane Festival and the North Australian Festival of the Arts.
Townsville City Council Community and Cultural Development Committee chairperson Cr Ann-Maree Greaney said this announcement highlighted Dancenorth’s position as an important cultural ambassador for Townsville.
“Dancenorth is Townsville’s greatest cultural export and Council is incredibly proud to invest in one of Australia’s major performing arts companies and commission this new Australian work. We are delighted to have secured the local premiere of Wayfinder for the North Australian Festival of Arts so Townsville audiences can see this work before anyone else in the country,” Cr Greaney said.
Set to be one of the great theatrical events of the year, tickets and more information are available via dancenorth.com.au