Title of work

West

Synopsis

The initial inspiration for this work was the sunset, which is both personal and universal in that the sun always sets in the west. I connected with this idea in a number of different ways. Obviously there is the beauty; sunsets over the ocean are easily the most inspiring and beautiful moments of living in Western australia. These are also the only times when we are likely to stop, observe and absorb something very beautiful. Also, there is a sense of honesty in the swiftness of a sunset. From the time that the sun hits the horizon it takes just 70 seconds before it has completely disappeared. Even though the build up and the residue last much longer, the ending (like any other) is swift and direct.

Choreography

Alice Lee Holland

Music/sound

Bonobo - Prelude, John Butler Trio - Damned to Hell, Mimetic Mute - Feig, Filter Me, Clark - Absence, Julian Day - Beginning to Collapse

Dancers

Sofie Burgoyne, Trisha Dunn, Sarah Fiddaman, Malcolm McMillan

Designers

Lighting: Darren Willmott

Premiere

2011

Season/s

Artery in 2011.  Download the program

Images