How do you stand when the ground around you is moving, what forces push and pull and how do you find what unites us all Chunky Move’s world premiere of Common Ground by Artistic Director Anouk van Dijk is a choreographic game of chess where engrained rules are upturned by unexpected moves.
van Dijk’s new work brings together two of Australia’s leading contemporary dancers, Tara Jade Samaya (ANTI-GRAVITY, Chunky Move) and Richard Cilli (CounterMove, Sydney Dance Company), Common Ground is an intricate encounter between two dance giants whose evocative duet ignites dualism, equality and betrayal.
van Dijk explores the universality of our shared experiences, the common ground that unites us and sometimes can cause rupture and disturbance. “There is an incredible sense of instability in the world – social, political, economic and environmental, this affects us on a visceral level, and in this new full-length work, I’m exploring this and how we can stand together,” says van Dijk.
Common Ground is a journey inside the multi-faceted relationships we build with the world around us, the relationships we build with each other and where we find common ground to stand on.
Choreographer: Anouk van Dijk Dancers: Richard Cilli, Tara Jade Samaya Set & Costume Design: Marg Horwell Lighting Design: Paul Jackson Sound Design: Jethro Woodward
Chunky Move Studios, 111 Sturt Street, Southbank
Season: 26 April – 5 May 2018
Information and Bookings: www.chunkymove.com
Image: Richard Cilli and Tara Jade Samaya feature in Common Ground (supplied)