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Six for Gold

2008

Six for Gold is a re-imagined and heavily compressed history of three dancers' journey through the ranks of 80's TV show Solid Gold. It appropriates the many clichéd notions of the dance world: obsession, competition, sacrifice and the quest for fame.

Commissioned for Tasdance and created as part of the One for Sorrow, Two for Joy season

people

Choreography

Natalie Cursio and the dancers

Dancers

Laura Levitus, James Shannon and Malcolm McMillan (with Floeur Alder)
(Dancers in Remounts - Trish Wood, Anthony Trojman)

Lighting Design

Darren Willmott

Music

Janis Joplin, Funkadelic, Monster Magnet

press quotes

“...the work has a fragmented, pacey feel - wonderfully apt given its pop culture context. Beneath the posing, melodrama and wild rock and roll soundtrack, were three technically strong, gutsy dancers who captured the work’s sardonic flavour.”
Jessica Thomson, DANCE AUSTRALIA 2008

“...outrageously hilarious”
Ashley Syne, REAL TIME 2008

season / tour dates

2008 Tasmanian Tour
Launceston March 6
Devonport March 9
Moonah March 12
Hobart March 13
Bagdad March 14
Cygnet March 15
Deloraine March 19
George Town March 20
St Marys March 27
Swansea March 28
Port Arthur March 30
Colac, Victoria April 4
Frankston, Victoria April 9
Portland, Victoria April 12
Flinders Island  10
King Island October 17-18
Devonport October 23

Parramatta, NSW Oct 29 - Nov 1

Victoria 2009 Tour
Swan Hill May12
Dandenong May 16
Kyneton May 19
Warnambool May 22-23
Karralyka Centre May 26-27
Sale May 30
Knox CAC June 4
Upper Yarra Arts Centre June 6
Plenty Ranges June 11
Westside PAC June 13
Echuca June 17
Mildura June 20
Hamilton June 23
Horsham June 26