Rhythmic genius/drum-kit soloist Grant Collins and Queensland tap-dance wizard Bill Simpson will create bold new territory in both music and dance in Three: Tap Into Topology. The five-show season features new original compositions for drums and tap, and Topology’s saxophone, strings and piano.
Grant pushes all the artists to the edge of rhythmic possibility, never compromising groove. He performs with his one of a kind custom drum-set (valued at over $75,000), which takes his team two hours to assemble, and consists of almost 80 pieces with 26 drums, 34 cymbals, and 18 foot pedals.
Throughout the production, local dance-juggernaut Bill Simpson balances on the precipice, creating new space with his body and resounding shoes.
Topology is famous for the breadth and depth of their collaborations. The quintet, comprised of strings, saxophone and piano, has created stunning new and original work over 16 years with collaborators such as Geoffrey Rush, Neil Armfield, the Brodsky Quartet, the Southern Cross Soloists, Terry Riley, TaikOz, Queensland Ballet, Full Fathom Five, Clocked Out, Kate Miller-Heidke, Katie Noonan, the Kransky Sisters, Gerry Connolly, and William Barton, to name a few.
Three: Tap Into Topology
Visy Theatre – Brisbane Powerhouse, 119 Lamington Street, New Farm
Season: 11 – 14 December 2013
Bookings: (07) 3358 8600 or online at: www.brisbanepowerhouse.org
For more information, visit: www.brisbanepowerhouse.org for details.
Image: Bill Simpson and Grant Collins