Beauty, ferocity, spectacle and rejuvenation.
Festival of Contemporary Dance is back in 2019 with a jam-packed program celebrating bodies in motion. From 30 March – 7 April 2019 at Brisbane Powerhouse and city surrounds, Supercell presents a stellar line-up of internationally-acclaimed artists using contemporary dance to spark critical dialogue and social change.
LUCY GUERIN INC.
WED 03 APR
This is a square, a stage, a world, a life. Space is getting tighter and time is getting shorter. In Split, the dancers Melanie Lane and Lilian Steiner, one clothed and one naked, are framed by ever-diminishing dimensions of space and time with escalating intensity, reveling in Lucy Guerin’s sharp, elegant choreography. Split received a prestigious Helpmann Award for Best Dancer (Lilian Steiner) and four Green Room Awards among other nominations.
HK STORIES: AN EVENING OF SHORT WORKS
THU 04 APR
An evening of short works from three of Hong Kong’s acclaimed independent dance artists. Unpacking 21st century themes of urbanisation, censorship and transcultural communication, this triple bill is a snapshot into hot topics from this global new-world city. Works presented: in,visible(cities) by Wayson Poon, Nook by Rebecca Pik-Kei Wong and Folding Echoes by Joseph Lee.
FRI 05 APR
Jupiter Orbiting is an immersive exploration of personal identity through a science fiction narrative. As fact and fiction collide within a highly sensorial environment, the performer and audience form a shared bond which explores perceptions of mental health, our relationship to trauma and our ability for empathy.
FORECAST 2.0: THE SINGAPORE PROJECT
SAT 06 APR
Following a sell-out season in 2018, Supercell Festival of Contemporary Dance presents Forecast 2.0: The Singapore Project, featuring Singapore’s finest independent artists alongside T.H.E Dance Company. Three captivating works invite us on a journey of self-contemplation that questions our identity as citizens of this fast-paced and constantly changing world. Works presented: NAMUH by Amelia Chong, Double by Albert Tiong and Un-form by T.H.E Company.
INDEX: THE INDEPENDENT DANCE EXCHANGE
THU 04 APR – SAT 06 APR
Supercell proudly presents the 2019 Independent Dance Exchange, or as it’s more fondly known, INDEX. A series of short performative showings, INDEX profiles three Queensland indie dance artists with robust ideas and developing works. This fundamental festival offering provides a platform for home grown artists to work on new material, and, seek input from peers and audience members into the ongoing creation and construction of their work. Each INDEX showing includes a post-performance Q&A facilitated by a Supercell guest artist.
THU 4 APR – Quantum Entanglement
Choreographed by Lauren Sherlock in collaboration with dancers.
FRI 5 APR – Plastic Belly
Choreographed by Courtney Scheu in collaboration with Itamar Freed.
SAT 6 APR – Explain Normal
Created by Daniele Constance in collaboration with Nerida Matthaei, Phluxus2 Dance Collective and Aha Ensemble.
THU 04 APR
They Gather explores and creates states of being and people coming together: in vulnerability, in celebration, to be heard, to survive, to find meaning. Blending visceral and sensitive movement with original soundscapes and voice, They Gather asks us to engage with our peers, our environment and our humanity.
FRI 05 APR + SAT 06 APR
Angel-monster is a contemporary dance installation created by Phluxus2 Dance Collective. As a vehicle for confession and protest, the work reveals experiences of what it is to be female in the face of juxtaposing campaigns such as the #idontneedfeminismbecause and #metoo. Driven from personal narratives, angel-monster is a contribution to the important social commentary around gender equality and the growing public stand against predators. Phluxus2 Dance Collective is an award-winning Brisbane company known for creating boundary bashing contemporary work. Angel-monster is their latest creation set to tour in 2019. Presented by Supercell Festival of Contemporary Dance and Phluxus2 Dance Collective.