FRAMED – illuminating our inner life

"Complex and rich facial expression, body positions and moments of tension were held together with compelling and transcending grace and you could not help but be in awe. A beautifully executed piece by two performers of superb skill."

(Erica J. Brennan, Theatre Junkies, 10 August 2012)

Two women are literally framed, at the intersection of visual art, theatre, dance, music and installation. In this spellbinding and intensely intimate, intercultural work, Tess de Quincey and Maori dancer Victoria Hunt explore paradoxes in miniscule yet immense changes of relationship as they traverse the eight emotional states of the Natyasastra, the cornerstone of traditional Indian arts as part of the ‘embrace’ series of performances. The two BodyWeather dancers cross over from their Japanese training origins into Indian sensibilities as Australian and Pacific ancestries are exposed.



“An intriguing work that challenges our perception of ‘dance’ and ‘theatre’.” (Lynne Lancaster, artsHub, 10 August 2012)

“a collector’s item.” (Jill Sykes, Sydney Morning Herald, 10 August 2012)

“…profound and poignant… Simple. Elegant. Ingenious.” (Lloyd Bradford Syke, Curtain Call, 23 August 2012)



Curtain Call – 23 August 2012
Theatre Junkies – 10 August 2012
artsHub – 10 August 2012
SMH – 10 August 2012
Stage Whispers – Aug 2012
Whats on Sydney – 10 August 2012


FRAMED premiered as part of DANCE BITES 2012 presented by FORM DANCE PROJECTS and RIVERSIDE THEATRES –

8-11 AUGUST, 2012