Title of work

She-Oak Sings

Synopsis

A sound dance for three, She-Oak Sings explores the integration of sound, movement and visual aspects with whirly instruments produced from corrugated hosing of different lengths and diameters. Whirlies can be precisely tuned and played in a wide variety of melodic and percussive ways. The basic playing technique involves whirling the instruments through the air at various speeds. As one increases the speed, the pitch rises through the harmonic series providing on average five separate notes.

Choreography

Beth Shelton

Music/sound

Sarah Hopkins

Dancers

Original cast: Neil Adams, Jane Diamond, Felicity MacDonald

Dancers in Remounts: Jon Burtt, Jennie Clayton, Sophie Yesberg, Catherine O'BrienLiesel Zink, Gavin Clarke, Amanda Lever

Designers

Costumes conceived by choreographer

Premiere

1987

Season/s

Tasdance 87, Turning 10 in 1991 and Let's Get it Strait in 2009

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