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Public Spaces Trilogy

1999-2000

Image of Megan Rowland, Felicity Pearson and Gina-Marie Hufton by Jim Hooper

Image of Megan Rowland, Felicity Pearson and Gina-Marie Hufton by Jim Hooper

New Episode in Outdoor Living, 2000

Amid the chaos of the lunchtime crowd, New Episode in Outdoor Living travels the length of Little Collins St, Melbourne (between Swanston and Elizabeth). As the dancers undergo their journey they highlight the contrasts and similarities between their own spatial patterning and the line of action traversed by the general public. Dancers and non-dancers fall in and out of step, making the public as much a part of the piece as the performers.

season

Melbourne International Festival of the Arts, Laneway Vignettes
Little Collins St, Melbourne CBD
Oct 20 - Nov 3, 2000

people

Choreographer

Natalie Cursio

Dancers

Natalie Cursio, Jade Duffy, Kimberley Lawrence, Nicole Steven

Space Engravers, 2000

A movement study made for the pavement... no front, no music, no set. Just eleven dancers carving up the space. This was the final work that Natalie made under the title of Dance Elixir.

season

Southgate promenade and Southbank promenade, Melbourne
Feb 23-26, 2000
A Dance Elixir project

people

Choreography + Costume Design

Natalie Cursio

Dancers

Shona Erskine, Felicity Pearson, Megan Rowland
Danika Barnett, Anna Burgess, Sheridan Davy, Gina-Marie Hufton, Elise Nelson, Leana Rack, Julia Robinson, Tanya Walker

supporters

The City of Melbourne
Deakin University

Image of Felicity Pearson, Gina-Marie Hufton and Megan Rowland by Jim Hooper

Image of Felicity Pearson, Gina-Marie Hufton and Megan Rowland by Jim Hooper

Small Study for Large Rectangle, 1999

A small trio in a large space.

There was once a large unused concrete 'rectangle' on the corner of Exhibition St and Flinders Lane - the perfect environment for an investigation of the body in space, dance for multiple viewpoints and simply taking it to the streets.

season

Cnr Exhibition St and Flinders Lane, Melbourne CBD
April 22-23, 1999

SSLR was a Dance Elixir project and part of Ausdance's DanceStorm initiative, curated by Alison Halit

people

Choreographer

Natalie Cursio

Dancers

Natalie Cursio, Shona Erskine, Megan Rowland

Image of Natalie Cursio and Megan Rowland by Jim Hooper

Image of Natalie Cursio and Megan Rowland by Jim Hooper