WAAPA’s site-specific season has always been a highlight of its Bachelor of Performing Arts course, and this year’s performance continues to promise heart, dance , music, politics, and fun.
An exciting collaboration between dancer/choreographer Natalie
Allen, Bachelor of Performing Arts Honours coordinator and performance maker Renee Newman, Contemporary Indigenous choreographer Simon Stewart and the 2nd year Performance Making company, Crossings is a fascinating exploration of space, time, and politics, interrogating the tangled history of Boorloo/Perth through one of
its most iconic institutions - Gilkison’s Dance Studio.
By researching historical archives, popular culture, conducting interviews, and delving into choreographic process and theatre devising methods, the Company has created a work that confronts the fraught and complex history of the building. Crossings imagines the myriad of lives that may have danced on these floorboards whilst acknowledging the millennia of rock, water and sand beneath the building which birthed the oldest living continuing civilisation.
The work is brave, queer, fun,
brutal, and spectacular. This is not a
performance to be missed.
Limited access (no lift access) - stair access only, with front of house assistance if required.
Any patrons under 18 years will need to be accompanied by a legal guardian.
Doors open for 7pm pre-show with a 7.30pm start. Come early to enjoy a drink.
Content warning: Strobe, haze, sex and drug references, acts of historical gender and racial violence and Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples should be aware that there are depictions of people who have passed away.
11 Nov - NO PERFORMANCE
No door sales. Bookings essential.
Gilkisons Dance Studio, 45 Murray St,Perth,WA,Australia, Perth, Australia