The Space Between Performance Collective brings you
- a shapeshifting journey into a Butoh wonderland.
14 – 17 September 2011 @ Theatre Works www.theatreworks.org.au
Four Shows Only!
The Space Between Performance Collective brings you CREATURE from 14 – 17 September 2011 at Theatreworks in St Kilda. Newly formed, The Space Between Performance Collective is the brainchild of Butoh performance artist Gabrielle New and serves up some of Melbourne’s finest dance artists, designers and photographic works for a limited time only! Audiences are invited to fall down Alice’s Rabbit-hole and step into Dorothy’s Tornado on a journey where everything is unknown, and nothing is as it seems.
CREATURE is a journey from innocence to maturity. Through the art of Butoh (a contemporary Japanese movement theatre aimed at redefining the limits of dance and theatre) be seduced by the surreal worlds of CREATURE, as seven female performers journey inside an ever changing world constructed by artist Paula Van Beek. Supported with original sound scapes from world renowned UK composer Norm Skipp , CREATURE is directed and designed by Gabrielle New and is set to offer Melbourne audiences an exciting, new direction from the world of Butoh.
CREATURE: The Photographic Exhibition by Robert Spillane, will also take place concurrently at Theatre Works.
Gabrielle New is the Artistic Director of The Space Between Performance Collective and is a Butoh Dance Theatre Movement Artist, Director and Choreographer with a profound interest in healing, transformation and the intra-psychic landscapes of the human mind. She uses improvisation and imagery to create a plethora of original movement scores, which encourage audiences to enter and participate in a surreal dream-world.
Gabrielle began work on CREATURE during a residency at Victoria University and furthered the development during an internship in Brisbane with Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre. A Butoh performing artist for over 15 years, she has extensive international experience and returns to her home city for the premiere season of CREATURE at Theatre Works.
Please note: CREATURE contains nudity, haze and strobe effects.
14 – 17 September 2011, 8pm
Thursday 15 August; Student Night (Q&A after show)
Tickets: $27 Full, $22 Concession, $20 Group 10+
Bookings: 03 9534 3388 or online at http://www.theatreworks.org.au
Theatre Works – 14 Acland Street, St Kilda.
All media enquiries, to Eleanor Howlett at Sassy Red PR
e: Eleanor@sassyred.com.au ~ p: 0419 664 108
Cast and crew available for interviews
Large collection of High Res Images available upon request
Director: Gabrielle New
Lighting Design: Paula Van Beek
Composition: Norman Skipp
Production Assistant: Dusk Glass
Costume: Gabrielle New and Llama Kendall
Performers: Gabrielle New, Medea Yoka Jones, Belinda Bailey, Helen Smith, Andrea Jenkins, Kathleen Doyle, Lauren Cruickshank and Nicole Hector.
Photography Exhibition: Robert Spillane.
Publicity: Sassy Red PR