‘Still Point Turning’ premieres in Sydney
FORM Dance Projects will present the Sydney premiere of the contemporary dance production Still Point Turning at Riverside Theatres on November 27-29. Direct from its sell-out Melbourne Festival season at Dancehouse, Still Point Turning will see choreographer Linda Luke in a solo performance that combines dance, video, sound and installation to reflect on the fragmented and transient nature of contemporary culture.
Inspired by T.S. Eliot’s Burnt Norton, the production is a “danced poem” exploring time, stillness and turbulence. Juxtaposing our obsession with “clock time” against the nature of cosmic time, Still Point Turning explores the profane world of schedules, alarms and itineraries and the grand arc that is our life – birth, death, growth and decay.
Known to Sydney dance audiences as a core member of De Quincey Company since 2004, Linda Luke’s independent dance practice aims to reveal the hidden nuances of poetry, to deepen sensitivity and excavate the subtle undercurrents we experience in relation to self, each other and our external environment.
Still Point Turning is produced in collaboration with composer Vic McEwan (inaugural Arts NSW Regional Fellow), video artist Martin Fox (director of William Yang’s film My Generation), costume designer Justine Shih Pearson and lighting designer Clytie Smith.
FORM Dance Projects is a unique organisation that aims to foster and develop contemporary dance culture in Western Sydney. The company delivers a vibrant artistic program while also providing access to dance education, appreciation and participation opportunities for the Western Sydney community.
For further information on Still Point Turning and the FORM Dance BITES 2014 program, visit Form.org.au.
Photo by Mayu Kanamori.