Dance & Circus World Premiere International

Fri 12—Sat 20 October

One Infinity

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$49—$59 | The Coopers Malthouse

★★★★★ - A collaboration of staggering ambition, realised with a level of finesse that makes it a privilege to experience.


Birds flock without a leader. A mass of individuals becomes the crowd. Spontaneous order arises from chaos.

When Australian recorder virtuoso Genevieve Lacey spent time with guqin master Wang Peng at Jun Tian Fang—specialists in the ancient Chinese instrument—neither knew the extraordinary fruit that would flower from their collaboration. Now these unique talents have added director and choreographer Gideon Obarzanek and composer Max de Wardener who together have fashioned a transformative immersion in music and dance.

Masterful choreography and everyday movement, ritual and improvisation, nature and civilisation are all driven into a state of flux in this hypnotic experience. Patterns emerge as sound and music become echoes of one another, while the bodies of the audience themselves become implicit in the dance.

This brave cross-cultural world premiere is both meditative and electric, an experience of deep listening in which the most powerful voice comes from within.

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FEATURING DANCERS FROM
Beijing Dance Theater & Dancenorth Australia

STORIES FROM HOME

GENEVIEVE LACEY & GIDEON OBARZANEK

THE WHEELER CENTRE
MON 15 OCTOBER 6.15PM

Meet the team behind the incredible One Infinity project, which was developed during a Beijing residency by Australian artists in collaboration with local musicians and dancers.

FREE

GUQIN LECTURE & PERFORMANCE

MR WANG PENG

Presented with the Australian Guqin Society Ltd

LEVEL 4, RMIT BUILDING 80
SUN 14 OCTOBER 2—4PM

Hear and learn from one of China's guqin masters, Mr Wang Peng, who is also a creative behind One Infinity. 

★★★★ - The music is wonderfully meditative and layered ... [One Infinity] explores how sound, dance and ritual can create a shared fulfilment.

Producer
Ziyin Wang Gantner
Associate Producer
Jess Zhang
Producer (China)
Wang Peng
Director/Choreographer
Gideon Obarzanek
Associate Choreographer
Amber Haines
Co-Composer
Max de Wardener
Co-Composer/Musician
Genevieve Lacey
Co-Composer/Musician
Wang Peng
Lighting Designer
Damien Cooper
Sound Designer
Jim Atkins
Costume Designer
Harriet Oxley
Set Design
Gideon Obarzanek/Damien Cooper
Jun Tian Fang Music Ensemble
Beijing Dance Theatre
Dancenorth Australia

Partners

  • Presenting Partner
  • With support from

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Major Festivals Initiative, in association with the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals Inc., commissioned by Melbourne International Arts Festival, Sydney Festival and Perth Festival.

 

PHOTO | Sarah Walker

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