IN TWO MINDS
Presented by Dancenorth
21 August 2015 - 23 August 2015
In Two Minds is a double bill showcasing two newly created contemporary dance works created by three highly regarded Australian Choreographers.
A Pre-emptive Requiem for Mother Nature
Alasdair Macindoe's A Pre-emptive Requiem for Mother Nature delves into the magic of the organic world, reflecting on physical phenomena we often take for granted. Driven by inimitable natural forms the performers interact like flocking birds, schools of fish and clouds in the wind.
Kyle Page and Amber Haines rigorously explore 'the duet' in Syncing Feeling. Delving into Theory of Mind, Metacognition and Mirror Neurons, Illuminating cognitive processes and research within the field of neuroscience challenging preconceptions around human interactions and beginning to prove what Eastern philosophy has known for millennia…that the only thing that separates us is our skin.
KYLE PAGE - ARTISTIC DIRECTOR/ DANCER
Kyle began his professional career at Dancenorth in 2004 and in 2014 was appointed Artistic Director of the company. Over the last 11 years he has performed in 17 countries around the world. Kyle has collaborated with internationally renowned choreographers including Meryl Tankard, Garry Stewart, Lucy Guerin, Gavin Webber, Ikuyo Kuroda, Antony Hamilton, Jo Stone and Paulo Castro, Larissa McGowan and Stephanie Lake. In June 2015 Kyle was named as one of the 2015 Australian Institute of Management 30 under 30.
AMBER HAINES - ARTISTIC ASSISTANT/ CHOREOGRAPHER/ DANCER
Amber is an Australian based dancer/choreographer. In 2006 she attained a Bachelor of Dance from the Victorian College of the Arts graduating with the Mary Orloff Prize for Most Outstanding Dancer. Amber has worked with many of Australia's most acclaimed choreographers including Garry Stewart, Stephanie Lake, Tracie Mitchelle, Gideon Obarzanek and Lucy Guerin. In 2015 Amber and Kyle spent three weeks on board a Barquentine Tall Ship sailing around Svalbard as part of the prestigious Arctic Circle Residency.
ALISDAIR MCINDOE – CHOREOGRAPHER
Alisdair is a Melbourne-based dancer, choreographer and sound designer who trained in dance at the Victorian Collage of the Arts secondary and tertiary schools. He has spent the last 5 years focused on sound design and dancing for which he has received three Green Room awards and a Helpmann award. The new work with Dancenorth sees him returning to the role of choreographer for the first time this decade. Alisdair has performed in work by Chunky Move, Lucy Guerin, Antony Hamilton Projects, Stephanie Lake, Leigh Warren and dancers, Nat Cursio Inc, Cobie Orger, Stone/Castro and his own works. Alisdair has also worked with choreographers Phillip Adams, Byron Perry, Carlee Mellow, Lina Limosani, Katrina Lazarof, Kyle Page, Amber Haines and Martin Hansen.
Dates: AUGUST 21 - 23
Time: 8pm / SUNDAY 6pm
Duration: 90 minutes (including interval)
Where: Sylvia Staehli Theatre, Dancehouse (wheelchair accessible)
Cost: $25 Full / $20 Concession
Bookings: Book Here
Choreography: Alisdair Macindoe, Kyle Page, Amber Haines
Performed by: Amber Haines, Kyle Page, Harrison Hall, Jenni Large, Ashley McLellan and Mason Kelly
Dancenorth would like to thank the Queensland Government via Arts Queensland and the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. Dancenorth would also like to thank Townsville City Council for their ongoing support.
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