The Island is a conversation about circumnavigation. This participatory experimental dance work explores themes of place, identity and how our experiences are shaped by our location; where the content of the work is inspired by the place of presentation. The work invites the audience to assist in imagining and creating the narrative. Each performance is bespoke, created with and for the audience in attendance.
The “body” is the performance space, the force is the audience. I draw upon improvisational tools to direct and to re-direct the audience’s energy to facilitate an undulating sharing of this “performance”. The structure is adaptable in order to meet the demands of the work. Each performance will be slightly different, underpinning the confluence between performer and audience to achieve parity.
The Island is a journey within the mind, asking questions, in a tangential way, about the health of the mind, and body, and the manifestions of it’s thoughts.
The Island was developed in Perth, Western Australia; Toronto, Canada; and Launceston, Tasmania. It was presented at Dancehouse, Melbourne, Australia.