Dancehouse

The weight of the thing left its mark

The weight of the thing left its mark is a new work with Choreography/Direction by Shaun McLeod.


The weight of the thing left its mark imagines and abstracts a domestic situation where the relationships are under constant negotiation and held by what has been left unsaid.

Framed by the uses of a range of kitchen cutlery the performance has a loosely knit structure that makes the dancing immediate and the quality of attention very alive.

Shaun McLeod has collaborated with dancers Paul Romano, Olivia Millard, Luke Hickmott and Sophia Cowen to produce a work through and about improvisation.

With a sound environment sculpted by Madeleine Flynn and Tim Humphrey the performance space becomes tuned to the dancing.

The weight of the thing left its mark is in turn austere, uncertain or comic but the final impression is one of having connected with the strength and frailty of human purpose.

Shaun McLeod
As a dancer Shaun McLeod danced with Australian Dance Theatre, Danceworks, One Extra and Company in Space, as well as dancing in various independent projects. He has also choreographed in Melbourne over many years creating or collaborating on works such as In Visible Ink (1995 Green Room award nomination), Cowboy Songs (1997), Fallow (for Danceworks in 1997) and Chamber (2002 winner of Green Room award for best video). Recent work has focused on improvisation and he has maintained a performance improvisation practice as a regular performer at events such as The Little Con, Conundrum and The Dance Card. He is interested in the ways in which performance improvisation intersects with choreography and particularly enjoys the qualities of attention and the presence that manifest in improvisation. He is a lecturer in dance at Deakin University.

When: April  23 - 25 at 8pm and Sun. 26 at 5pm
Where:
Dancehouse 150 Princes St Carlton North 3054
Cost:
At the door $16 (inc conc. all non dancehouse members) and $14 for members
          Online          $14 (inc conc. all non dancehouse members) and $12 for members

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