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profiler may 25, 2016

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The appalling news of the defunding of Australia’s premiere national festival for emerging artists—alongside other crucially innovative organisations—did not prevent Next Wave Festival from excelling nor dimmed its spirits. It played to full houses, delighting audiences and triggering invaluable conversations about mutating artforms and key cultural issues. With five emerging arts writers and mentors Andrew Fuhrmann and Jana Perkovic in our DanceWrite workshop, we experienced the pleasures and provocations Next Wave engenders, all working day and night for each participant to produce a set of reviews. This involved intensive group discussions, shared reading and close editing. We thank our participants and mentors for their energy, commitment and company, and Hannah Matthews of Sharing Space for inviting RealTime and Next Wave to collaborate on this venture.

DESERT BODY CREEP
DESERT BODY CREEP

In Angela Goh’s conceptual choreography Maximilian perceives a shedding of cultural conditioning and an appreciation of pure, naked motion.

ADMISSION INTO THE EVERYDAY SUBLIME
ADMISSION INTO THE EVERYDAY SUBLIME

To reveal the work’s patterning, its sense of ritual and potential for transcendence, Alison Finn focuses on Lilian Steiner’s choreography which eventually gives way to a possibly sublime visual experience.

[MIS]CONCEIVE
[MIS]CONCEIVE

In his “clear and measured” challenge to cultural stereotyping, writes Alison Finn, Thomas ES Kelly “deploys humour and political optimism to counterpoint sequences of stormy movement.”

PASSING
PASSING

In a work that is both sensual and violent, Miriam Kelly sees Amrita Hepi and Jahra Wasasala as boldly owning but also challenging their heritage while dealing with cultural stereotyping.

ADMISSION INTO THE EVERYDAY SUBLIME
ADMISSION INTO THE EVERYDAY SUBLIME

Although left with questions about the experience, Chloe Chignell lets herself go with Lilian Steiner’s offer of transcendence via dance, sound and a very large painting.

DESERT BODY CREEP
DESERT BODY CREEP

Beyond vivid images of abduction, possession and reanimation, Elyssia Bugg experiences a “cool and unflinching emptiness” in Angela Goh’s “post post-everything” creation.

PASSING
PASSING

Maximilian witnesses intimate movement, powerful dance and expressive language as testifying to the strengths of Indigenous women addressing their relationship to each other and women of the past.

[MIS]CONCEIVE
[MIS]CONCEIVE

A classroom motif is central to Thomas ES Kelly’s engaging dance theatre challenge to audiences to go back and unlearn preconceptions about Aboriginal people, writes Elyssia Bugg.

DESERT BODY CREEP
DESERT BODY CREEP

Chloe Chignell applauds Angela Goh’s anti-illusionist performance for its embrace of the actual, creating “real affect” with “absurd images in real space and real time.”

ADMISSION INTO THE EVERYDAY SUBLIME
ADMISSION INTO THE EVERYDAY SUBLIME

Miriam Kelly relishes “the subtlety and power” given to abstraction by Lilian Steiner’s slowing of time with which she deepens her audience’s attentiveness.

MORE NEXT WAVE PERFORMANCES
MORE NEXT WAVE PERFORMANCES

Simon Eales takes in a bizarrely humorous dance work, CAMEL, a witty, sensorial music performance-cum-installation, The Horse, and two passionate performances by Indigenous artists in [MIS]CONCEIVE and BlaaQ Catt.

GIVEAWAY: CAROL DVD
GIVEAWAY: CAROL DVD

Just released by Trasmission on DVD, this much lauded film from director Todd Haynes—adapted from the Patricia Highsmith novel about a lesbian relationship in 1950s New York—features fine performances from Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara.

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realtime 132 april-may 2016

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realtimedance : RealTime's new portal to Australian dance opens our extensive dance archive back to 1994, profiles 12 leading Australian choreographers, features dance on screen and Realtime onsite at dance events.

dance highlights


gideon obarzanek: after glow
keith gallasch, chunky move’s gideon obarzanek, rt81
garry stewart: dance evolution in the age of robotics
erin brannigan, adt's devolution, rt71
lucy guerin: between temperature & temperament
jonathan marshall, rt52
rosalind crisp: a european future
erin brannigan, rt48
helen herbertson: the place where things slip
philipa rothfield, delirium, rt36
tess de quincey & stuart lynch: dancing the city
keith gallasch, compression 100, de quincey lynch, rt11

Cover image (detail): Camel, photo by Sarah Walker