Title of work

Momentary

Synopsis

"Wisdom can see the red, the rose the stained and sculpture curve of grey, the charcoal scars of fire, and see around that living tower of a tree the hermit tatters of old bark split down and strip to end the season, and can be quiet and not look for reasons past the edge of reason." Excerpt from Gum Trees Stripping by Judith Wright. Employing Judith Wright's poem Gum Trees Stripping as a point of departure Momentary makes reference to the wisdom of age and utilises the analogy of bark on a eucalyptus tree, a skin that reveals a history that often outlives our own.

Choreography

Anna Smith

Music/sound

Ben Walsh

Dancers

Original cast: Craig Bary, Trisha Dunn, Melody Lutwyche, Malcolm McMillan, Tanya Voges

Dancers in Remounts: Jason Northam, James Shannon, Carol Wellman

Designers

Costume: Greg Clarke, Big Dress: Nevada Duffy, Lighting: Darren Willmott

Premiere

2005

Season/s

Divine Harmonies in 2005 and 2007 tour.  Download the program

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