This is a work in development for Underbelly Arts Festival and Lab in September/October 2017.
Greyness and Infinity uses microbial relations as a blueprint for developing a durational choreography for seven dancers, a musician, some microbes and the audience. It embraces groupness, towards a radically new whole that is contingent upon the sum of its parts, but made better by their willingness to be together. The work will be self organising, with a focus on true cooperation, challenging the notion of the rational self interested individual. In a room softened by felt, Greyness and Infinity invites audiences to peer into the vessels of microbial growth, bathe in the gurgling sound of the growth, only amplified, and to participate in a dialogue with the environment both through conversation with the performers, and through a relaxed gaze over the unfolding dancing actions.
Ivey Wawn in collaboration with Angela Goh, Lucien Alperstein (performer and microbial consultant), Mark Mailler, Megan Payne, Patricia Wood, Paul Walker, and Shota Matsumura (sound)
Dramaturge: Lizzie Thomson
Greyness and Infinity is supported by Underbelly Arts, Bundanon Trust, ReadyMade Works and AusDance NSW.
Images from early-stage research at Bundanon, through Underbelly Arts (December 2016)
Development (May) at Readymade Works, supported by AusDance NSW DAIR 2017
Development (September) ReadyMade Works Moving Ideas Residency 2017
Development and Presentation (September-October) Underbelly Arts Festival and Lab