INNER GARDEN

SECRETGARDEN_23 sml

A HAUNTED PAST DANCES INTO THE FUTURE

Few places in Sydney have as intriguing history as Rozelle’s Callan Park. From the foreshore middens of the Eora peoples to Australia’s first purpose-built “enlightened” lunatic asylum; from an overcrowded place of incarceration to a future of creativity and possibilities.

A performance installation by acclaimed dance company De Quincey Co, INNER GARDEN draws on the history of the site to delve into the imagination. Curled up in a high window or inhabiting nooks and crannies, the dancers fold in and around the site exploring the crevices of the mind and the shape of our obsessions.

Combining an all-encompassing sculptural choreography and an enveloping sound design, INNER GARDEN builds on a series of site specific works created by De Quincey Co that draw deeply on layers of history including Box of Birds and The Stirring (Carriageworks) and Dictionary of Atmospheres (Alice Springs).

Concept & Direction Tess de Quincey
Performers
Victoria Hunt, Linda Luke, Ellen Rijs, Kirsten Packham, Lian Loke & Garth Knight, Weizen Ho, Latai Taumoepeau, Yoka Jones and Dale Thorburn
Installation Design
Tom Rivard
Costume Design
Katja Handt
Sound
Jim Denley, Kraig Grady and Robbie Avenaim
Lighting
Sian James-Holland
Photography Wendy Kimpton

Reviews

De Quincey Co: drawn into a fantastical hour of magic (SHM) HERE

 

DeQuinceyCo_InnerGarden_edit

 

Season Details

Sydney College of the Arts
6 – 8 February 2014 @ 8pm

DOWNLOAD PROGRAM HERE

DeQuinceyCo_InnerGarden_140crp15w72dpi_wk

 

INNER GARDEN show LOGO STRIP with partridge

Comments are closed.