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Nightly Pass: SPIRIT OF THINGS + A Faint Existence
Immerse yourself in the Liveworks Festival with these nightly passes, which enable you to see two performances in one evening. Your nightly pass will also give you access to all of the free performances and exhibitions happening that evening: a night at the edge of experimental practice!
Performance Space and Carriageworks present
SPIRIT OF THINGS: The Sound of Objects
Thursday 27 October, 7.30pm SOLD OUT
Friday 28 October, 7.30pm SOLD OUT
Saturday 29 October, 2pm (Audio Described Performance*) and 7.30pm
Sunday 30 October, 5.30pm LIMITED
‘The Stiff Gins are becoming synonymous with excellence.’ ABC Online
A moving sonic response to Indigenous objects and artefacts held in museum collections globally, Spirit of Things is a new music-based performance work by Nardi Simpson and Kaleena Briggs, members of the award-winning musical duo, the Stiff Gins, in collaboration with renowned British director Felix Cross.
Simpson and Briggs became concerned by the disconnection and distance between Indigenous cultural objects in numerous museum collections and their ancestral country. To them, objects such as these are more than mere shadows of the past, they are living entities, buzzing with life. Spirit of Things will awaken these objects, unlocking them through music, stories and performance to reconnect them with their communities and creators once more.
Created and Performed by Nardi Simpson and Kaleena Briggs (Stiff Gins)
Director: Felix Cross
Designer: Lucy Simpson
Lighting Designer: Fausto Brusamolino
Video Media Designer: Mic Gruchy
Music Director, Drums and Percussion: Syd Green
Electric and Acoustic Guitar: Kane Dennelly
Drums and Percussion: Tim Powles
Upright Bass: Jonathan Zwartz
Performance Space and Force Majeure present
A FAINT EXISTENCE
Kristina Chan and Force Majeure
Thursday 27 October, 9pm
Friday 28 October, 9pm (Tactile Tour* and Audio Described Performance**)
Saturday 29 October, 1pm and 9pm
Sunday 30 October, 7pm
“A Faint Existence captures one of Australia's most beguiling contemporary dancers at the peak of her abilities as a performer and the point of recognition of her formidable creative capacities” Kate Champion
The stunning full-length solo debut from acclaimed Australian dancer-choreographer Kristina Chan, A Faint Existence is a powerful physical meditation on impermanence, fragility and mortality in the age of climate change. Chan’s performance explores our complex connection to the environment, our desire to make a change and the feelings of helplessness that derail our best intentions.
Kristina Chan is one of Australia’s foremost dance artists—a dancer of great precision, intuition and exceptional physical virtuosity. Acclaimed composer James Brown has created a live electronic score that connects to the intricacies of Chan’s choreography in a shifting environment created by Clare Britton.
Creator and Choreographer: Kristina Chan
Composer: James Brown
Designer: Clare Britton
Lighting Designer: Benjamin Cisterne
Dramaturg: Victoria Hunt
Production Manager: Mark Haslam
Produced by: Force Majeure
* Tactile tour starts at 8pm. This presentation will explore both tactile and kinaesthetic elements of the work, as well as providing patrons with an opportunity for active participation with artist Kristina Chan. This tour will be followed by an audio described performance at 9pm.
** Audio Description is available for this performance. Please let us know in advance and we will make sure to reserve a headset for you. Written pre-show notes will also be available from our website prior to the performance.
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