Decadance is one of the most popular works of the internationally-acclaimed choreographer Ohad Naharin (Batsheva Dance Company). Naharin has reorganised excerpts from various works into a coherent, new whole. Decadance is constantly evolving and features in a variety of forms in the repertory of major companies around the globe. STRUT Dance presented its own unique version: Decadance Perth 2016 with many of the exceptional dancers that have been researching Gaga: Ohad Naharin's movement language over the past three years.
“Beauty and ugliness, refinement and vulgarity, tribal urgency and individual will, humor and sadness: all are present, sometimes simultaneously, in Decadance.” – New York Times
From the demented mind of Russall S. Beattie (The Empire Strips Back – A Star Wars Burlesque Parody and The Dames Of Throne Burlesque Show) comes something original and mysterious. Breaking free from the themes and characters of familiar franchises, this show is an indication of what happens in his mind when there are no boundaries. Don’t expect any fan dances or feather boas here - this is a burlesque show like no other, evolving the genre, and truly a dark sexual journey of the imagination.
The Empire Strips Back takes the classic characters from the beloved Star Wars film franchise, and drops them into the world of Burlesque, creating a show like no other. Be amazed at Russall S. Beattie’s attention to detail in re-creating the magic and childhood wonder of the original three films, and then be thrilled as the childhood wonder is abolished by good old fashioned adult fun! Combining striptease, song and dance, troupe routines and comedy, this show is truly destined to deliver you to the dark side.
Fusing two beautiful dancers and film - in this moving installation at Caloundra Regional Gallery as part of the Sunshine Coast Art Prize 10th Anniversary. This project is fully supported by RADF and Arts Qld in partnership with Caloundra Regional Gallery.
Artistic Associate: Penelope Mullen
Production Manager: David Mogridge
Dancers: Gareth Belling, Rosetta Cook, Asher Bowen-Saunders, Melissa Tannam
Musicians: Benjamin Greaves, Danielle Bentley, Diana Tolmie, Philip Eames
Four dancers and four musicians create more than a fairy tale, a beautiful and inspiring story of a woman’s search to rebuild her family.Transient Beauty returns to Brisbane for one show only on 11 October, 2014 as part of the Queensland Conservatorium’s Crossbows Music Festival, before performances in Cairns (23 Oct) and Townsville (25 Oct). Collusion Music is joined on stage by dancers Rosetta Cook, Gareth Belling, Melissa Tattam and Asher Bowen-Saunders. Don’t miss this beautiful fusion of dance and music at the Queensland Conservatorium Theatre.
From the opening sequence, Belling’s muscular and fluid choreography creates a striking image of mankind’s desperate yearning for connection and belonging. Original compositions by Susan Hawkins, i read the old dream slowly and a new work for violin and piano, Within the Silent Frame, build a tensely elegant soundscape. Her music is woven between existing pieces by Carl Vine, Nigel Sabin and Tom Green to create an engaging musical language for this evocative chamber ballet.
Performed at the Queensland Conservatorium (Brisbane), Dancenorth (Townsville) and CoCa (Cairns), October 2014.
Dancers: Alex Baden Bryce, Asher Bowen-Saunders, Timothy Brown, Estelle Delalande
Performed at the Judith Wright Centre as part of Dance Creations 2014.
Dancers: Chloe Lanham, Asher Bowen-Saunders, Jacob Williams, Paul Jackson and Michael Smith
Visual artist: Georgina Munton
Imagine, the characters of Lord of the Flies in the pressure pot of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolfe?. Now throw in a pinch of the nonsensical world of Alice in Wonderland and your mind has just conjured something akin to Not Alice. Not Alice presents some of Brisbane’s most exciting young dancers and creators in the presentation of this highly imaginative and physically demanding piece of contemporary dance. Seated in the round, the audience will be sucked into the chess-like contest, sitting close enough to feel the swish of a coat in passing and hear the sound of a desperate inhalation as the characters peel away their opponents pretences and self-respect in a series of detailed interplays. The audience “may even find themselves competing with each other, being more than a fly on the wall over the duration of this work.” said Courtney. Performed at the Old Queensland Museum,July 2014.