In the Clearing


Image of Natalie Cursio by Pete Brundle

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:
Dancecard Re-mix
Dancehouse, Melbourne
February 25, 26, 27, 28 2004


Choreographer / performer

Natalie Cursio

Sound Design

Pete Brundle

Costume Design

Shio Otani

Image of Natalie Cursio by Pete Brundle