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Quiet Death, Quiet Musical

2016

A COMMISSION FOR THE VICTORIAN COLLEGE OF THE ARTS

Image Jeff Busby (dancers listed below)

Image Jeff Busby (dancers listed below)

A commission for the Victorian College of the Arts, presented at Space 28, June 2016

Quiet Death, Quiet Musical was created amidst a time of personal de-stabilisation and consideration of how the value of making this dance stacked up with regard to ‘doing good’ for a wider world. It was made under the dark shadow of the things that make me despair, coral bleaching, mangrove die-out, and so many species on the way to obliteration (and all the rest of it). The terms eulogy, good-bye ritual and 'fuck-it let’s dance' come to mind. I am always wondering with my work, is it time to go away, or is this small gesture of making art together a slow-burning, micro-changing vessel for hope.

Direction/Choreography

Nat Cursio

Costume Design

Sarah Hall

Lighting Design

Alex Blackwell

Performance/choreography

Madaleine Armstrong, Sade Brown, Crystle Chin, Ashley Dougan, Luke Fryer, Rachel Gilbert, Gabriel Holton, Tahlia Klugman, Pia Lauritz, Sidney Urban, and guest appearance Connor Hadley.

Image of Tahlia Klugman by Jeff Busby

Image of Tahlia Klugman by Jeff Busby

Image Jeff Busby (dancers listed above)

Image Jeff Busby (dancers listed above)

Image Jeff Busby (dancers listed above)

Image Jeff Busby (dancers listed above)

Image Jeff Busby (dancers listed above)

Image Jeff Busby (dancers listed above)

Image of Sade Brown and Ashley Dougan by Jeff Busby

Image of Sade Brown and Ashley Dougan by Jeff Busby

Image of Pia Lauritz and dancers by Jeff Busby

Image of Pia Lauritz and dancers by Jeff Busby

Image Jeff Busby (dancers listed above)

Image Jeff Busby (dancers listed above)

Image Jeff Busby (dancers listed above)

Image Jeff Busby (dancers listed above)

Image Jeff Busby (dancers listed above)

Image Jeff Busby (dancers listed above)

Image of Rachel Gilbert, Pia Lauritz and dancers by Jeff Busby

Image of Rachel Gilbert, Pia Lauritz and dancers by Jeff Busby

Image Jeff Busby (dancers listed above)

Image Jeff Busby (dancers listed above)