Skeleton

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Education

Suitable For: Years 4-11 and VCE

Best fit: Year 9 and 10

Curriculum Prompts: VET Dance; VCE Drama: Solo and Ensemble; Dance and Physical Theatre; Sculpture

Themes and Motifs: Choreography; Object transformation; Pop Iconography; Muscle Memory and brain

Language: A dance performance with no spoken language.

Warnings: Nothing, great for everyone.

 

Media

Download the Season 2013 Media Release or contact Media Manager Maria O’Dwyer.

Skeleton

14 March - 23 March
Beckett Theatre

A puzzle of countless pieces.

A set of characters discovers the hidden stories of pop-cultural icons from the high heel to the BMX bike. Meeting surprising and violent ends, bodies and objects collide via a sinister vanishing screen. From rigor mortis to The Karate Kid, Larissa McGowan’s (Australian Dance Theatre, So You Think You Can Dance) long-running fascination with the skeletal form has resulted in a work that cuts to the quick with sharp angles, acute physical strength and a choreographic pace that has the dancers’ very bones popping, locking and pulsing in place.

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Credits

SKELETON
Choreographed by Larissa McGowan

Directed by Sam Haren & Larissa McGowan
Set & Costume Design Jonathon Oxlade
Lighting Design Bosco Shaw / Bluebottle 3
Composer Jethro Woodward
Rehearsal Director Carol Wellman Kelly
Producer Insite Arts

Performers Tobiah Booth-Remmers, Lisa Griffiths, Marcus Louend, Larissa McGowan, Lewis Rankin

Photography: Chris Herzfeld/Camlight Productions,
Art Direction: Matthew Angel

Run Time 45 minutes, no interval

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Magnify Your Experience

 [Gu:t]
Thursday 21 March
Through the Korean shamanistic ritual of Gut, Soo Yeun You and senior Torres Strait Island man Albert David serenade the living memory of two much-loved ancestors—their grandmothers.

TTT: Time to Talk
Tuesday 19 March, following the 8pm performance of Skeleton.

Read the Skeleton program

 

 

 

Production photos: Chris Herzfeld/Camlight Productions

... the imaginative choreography is inextricably linked to Jethro Woodward's ingenious industrial soundscape and McGowan herself leads the cast of five in a full-on, highly charged performance.
— The Australian
... a resounding success ... Skeleton is an ingenious work, meticulously executed.
Intense, dark and wildly creative, this celestial dance of body contortionist masochism is not one to miss.
— Crikey