Title of work

The Fragile Garden

Synopsis

The Fragile Garden is set in an autumnal and chilly place at a time of change before winter stillness and the new life of spring. The abstraction of lover, mother , father, brother and sister are layered over this. The work is not narrative or linear but a picture book of emotional landscapes. The human condition is what I like to explore in my work. Love, death, dreams and desire are constantly revisited themes.

Choreography

Chrissie Koltai

Music/sound

Jeff Buckley, Gounod, Faure, David Hykes, The Harmonic Choir, B. Britten, J. Shelton

Dancers

Wendy McPhee, Michael O'Donoghue, Larissa O'Brien, Jay Watson

Designers

Costume and Set: Odette Arietta-Shadbolt, Lighting: Jan Wawrzynczak

Premiere

1998

Season/s

Vital Expression in 1998

Images