Quiet Death, Quiet Musical
A COMMISSION FOR THE VICTORIAN COLLEGE OF THE ARTS
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.
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.