FORM Dance Projects and Performing Lines WA will bring Sue Peacock – one of West Australia’s most renowned choreographer’s and her work, REFLECT to Parramatta’s Riverside Theatres for a limited season opening on 26 February.
A white road that goes nowhere. Five people in their underwear. Hawaiian shirts are back in fashion and a girl in a blue dress twirls in the distance. Sounds of the 70s morph to the 30s. Suddenly everyone is well dressed and behaving badly.
Caught in a slippage between present and past, they dance in a luminous infinite space. Their movement is precise but their relationship to each other is not. With no horizon to determine the vertical, how do they maintain stability, stay together, move forward? What we know is shaped by what we remember. Perception defines reality.
Choreographer Sue Peacock’s work mines the interior landscapes of our human existence. What it is to be vulnerable, compassionate, to relate to others, to be alone, to recognise, to compete, to argue, to love etc. Her ability to do this using both humour and pathos invites a personal response from both performers and audience. Her choreographic output ranges from pure movement works to those which include text, image, dancing and not dancing.
Sue Peacock premiered Questions Without Notice at the Playhouse Theatre in February 2009. Questions Without Notice was the first work produced by Performing Lines WA under the MAPS initiative and won the 2009 WA Dance Award for Outstanding Achievement in Choreography and the 2010 Australian Dance Award for Outstanding Achievement in Independent Dance. In June 2010, Peacock in collaboration with Stefan Karlsson, performed Sprung at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts.
Choreographer: Sue Peacock Performers: Storm Helmore, Kynan Hughes, Jenni Large, Bernadette Lewis & Tyrone Robinson Production Design: Andrew Lake Sound Design: Ben Taaffe Producer: Performing Lines WA
Lennox Theatre – Riverside Theatres, Corner Church and Market Streets, Parramatta
Season: 26 February – 1 March 2014
Bookings: or online at: www.riversideparramatta.com.au
For more information, visit: www.riversideparramatta.com.au for details.
Image: by Christophe Canato