Lion Heart Dance Company to unveil its latest offering
Lion Heart Dance Company is preparing to unveil its latest offering, Clash, at Chapel off Chapel from Sep 6 – 8th, 2019. Established in 2015, the company has produced a number shows in Melbourne, including Table of Eight, Fabricated, The Scarlet Trace and ENVISION as well as the innovative Inhabit Dance Festival under the direction of Benjamin Curé. The company has grown during that time and now boasts a cast of 12 of Melbourne’s finest dancers – and, for the first time in the company’s history, company director Benjamin Curé will be taking to the stage in one of his own works.
The show is divided into two wildly different acts, Clash and Alight, both choreographed by artistic director Benjamin Curé. The first piece features 11 dancers in an energetic collision of jazz and contemporary dance. Curé’s goal with the work was to bring these two diametrically opposed styles together in a coherent way that could both look fantastic, while also speaking to a broader cultural narrative of how we relate to those we don’t agree with in an increasingly polarised society.
The second work, Alight, is a complete shift in tone as we are drawn into a dark and discordant world of haunting music and enchanting lights. The piece is set to a brilliant score by composer, Timothy Coghill, and delves into one of the preeminent health crises of our time – loneliness. This piece aims to challenge and move you.
Alongside this season of work is an accompanying schools program. Offering high school dance students a chance to take class alongside the company artists, view the show and take part in a Q&A, the program has been incredibly well received and is inspiring the next generation of dancers.
With a mission to “create art that moves the heart” and a vision to fuel the industry with “passionate artists and purposeful work”, this dynamic company is rapidly expanding and firmly cementing it’s place as a powerful addition to the Melbourne dance scene.
For tickets go to: chapeloffchapel.com.au
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