Title of work

Nocturnus

Synopsis

The languid quality of sleep is juxtaposed with the entanglement of thought and emotion that forms our dreams. Nocturnus related to Sights and Settings in that it was created with sectional music and movement. The choreographer used the music as a vehicle to express ideas which are outside the immediate sense of the music, but are related to it. The series of sections follow the structure of the music. The idea is the notion that during sleep, and in our dreams we live through and resolve many aspects of our waking experience of life. Neil believes our sub-conscious is often a disregarded aspect of life and yet one vitally important in assisting us to make sense of and resolve stress, conflict and emotional problems.

Choreography

Neil Adams

Music/sound

Steve Reich - Sextet

Dancers

Original cast: Jon Burtt, Jennie Clayton, Callum Cowell, Wendy McPhee, Anna Smith, Cameron Wallace-Mitchell, Sophie Yesberg

Dancers in Remounts: Paul Batey, Cate Handley, Lucia Harkin, Catherine O'Brien, Michael O"Donoghue, Jonathan Rees-Osborne

Designers

Costumes: Jenny Kinder

Premiere

1990

Season/s

Physical Affairs in 1990, Dancelines in 1993

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