NAT CURSIO CO.
September 29 - October 1, 2017
presented by ARTS CENTRE MELBOURNE
Adopting movement actioned by young children as source material, LOOP explores empathy through a process of transposing a child’s instinctual improvised danced-movement onto adult performers, and from this creating an intricate visual experience and participatory choreography for children and adults. Through a residency at Arts Centre Melbourne, Nat Cursio Co will continue to work with children, through a series of workshops, adding more kids moves to LOOP as it progresses.
Set in the round without a barrier between audience and performer, LOOP works on a three part structure. The first third exclusively uses dance material captured and learned from previous workshops with children. The second third is a playful and rhythmic arrangement of ball-play. The final third invites the children onto the performance area so that they can (if desired) become an essential part of the physical action alongside the dancers.
Presented by Arts Centre Melbourne during the September School holidays, 2017. LOOP is for ages 2+
Director/Choreographer: Nat Cursio
Dancers: Alice Dixon, Leif Helland, Francesca Meale and Harrison Ritchie-Jones.
Lighting Design: Jen Hector
Costume Design: Sarah Hall
Stage and workshop assistants: Pia Lauritz, Luke Fryer
Commissioned by: Arts Centre Melbourne
Supporter: Maxmised by Chunky Move
Custom software design for workshop playback: Studio PDA
Thanks: Caroline Meaden for her contribution to initial development, Ebony Bott for programming us, Melissa Battersby for producing, and all the extraordinary kids who contributed their moves!