FRINGE 2016 - IRINA KUZMINSKY - DANCING WITH DARK GODDESSES
29 September 2016 - 01 October 2016
Inspired by the psychological dance of Anna Pavlova and the free flowing movement of Isadora Duncan Irinushka, Irina Kuzminsky has created a dance and poetry fusion show. Irinushka's poetry is at the heart of all of her work and Dancing with Dark Goddesses was created by her to accompany the launch of her first poetry collection at the William Blake Heaven's Gate Festival.
The show creates a web of voice, music and dance, to take us into an intimate encounter with faces of the feminine. Impressionistic but with semi-narrative threads, Dancing with Dark Goddesses speaks of the passion, the rage, the joy and the strength of the feminine. Each of the sections – Ananda, Apocalypsia and Dancing with Dark Goddesses – embodies a different "rasa", colour or feeling, setting the poems in the music and movement of many colours.
Choreography: Irina Kuzminsky
Irina Kuzminsky is Irinushka, Australian born, of White Russian decent; a poet, dancer, composer, singer and performance artist. She combines classical music and dance training with an academic background, which includes a scholarship to Oxford where she wrote her doctorate on the 'Language of Women' and was elected Junior Research Fellow in Humanities at Wolfson College. Irina's performances in the UK, US, Germany and Australia have included recitals, theatre shows, dance-theatre, opera and cross-arts collaborations. She is a published poet who has also released three CDs of her poetry set to music, with "Roads Travelled" making it to #46 on the global ZoneMusicReporter chart. Poetry publications include "Dancing with Dark Goddesses", "light muses", "Into the Silence", poems and articles in the anthologies "Soul of the Earth" and "Diamond Cutters", also Esoteric Quarterly, Caduceus, Acumen and others.
Dates: SEPTEMBER 29 - OCTOBER 1
Cost: $25 Full | $20 Concession | $15 Dancehouse member
DANCEHOUSE YOUR WAY! PROGRAM
Our Your Way! program is a way of offering support to productions outside our curatorial program. In offering the Your Way! program, we aim to contribute to advancing dance practice and performance by giving artists access to professional presenting opportunities in a low cost, nurturing environment.
Presented as a part of Melbourne Fringe Festival 2016