In the Clearing
A young girl is witness to a moment in her future, her own teenage downfall. Studying a number of female characters from books, film and photographs (including Scout Finch from Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird and David Lynch's Twin Peaks), Natalie continued to explore her interest in the notion of loss of innocence, teenage longing and the darker side of youth.
In the Clearing was born during studio time derived from an Australia Council space grant awarded to Natalie in 2003. Using Barwon Heads community hall and Chunky Move studios, Natalie developed the basis for this solo as well as the material for her dance film Spinning Yarns. In the Clearing was performed in Melbourne before touring with the Little Asia Dance Exchange.
Little Asia Dance Exchange Network Tour
Taiwan, Taipei. Crown Theatre
October 8, 9, 2004
Hong Kong. Hong Kong Arts Centre
October 28,29,30 2004
Singapore. Esplanade Theatres on the Bay
November 5,6 2004
Australia, Melbourne. North Melbourne Town Hall
November 11,12,13 2004
Also shown in development at:
February 25, 26, 27, 28 2004