Experience this stunning theatrical masterpiece combining the exceptional talents of award-winning choreographer Natalie Weir with Queensland’s premier contemporary dance company, Expressions Dance Company and featuring Iain Grandage’s Helpmann Award winning score performed live on stage by Queensland’s chamber orchestra, Camerata of St John’s.
In her final moments, a woman’s life flashes before her eyes, opening the floodgates on those achingly personal yet intensely dramatic life-defining events: loss, new love, tragedy and longing.
This haunting journey of life-changing moments shines a light on how we deal with moments in our life when time stops: a first kiss cherished, an accident avoided, a tragedy endured. With 8 dancers and 12 musicians sharing the stage, don’t miss the passion, exhilaration and creative excellence of this incredible collaboration that brings to life this highly celebrated work.
“It has been exciting to revisit this work, which is the result of significant collaboration with many talented artists contributing to its vision,” says Natalie Weir. The work was very successful in its original incarnation in 2013, being nominated for Australian Dance Awards and Helpmann Awards.”
“The incredible score by the magical Iain Grandage won Best Original Score at the Helpmann Awards, and coming back to this achingly beautiful music has been wonderful.”
“A reassuring fantasy that helps us believe our lives matter… An exhilarating experience… A dazzling event.” – The Guardian
Choreography: Natalie Weir Performers: Michelle Barnett, Benjamin Chapman, Cloudia Elder, Rebecca Hall, Elise May, Thomas Gundry Greenfield, Xiao Zhiren, Jake McLarnon, Camerata of St John’s New composition: Iain Grandage Design: Bill Haycock Lighting: David Walters Musical direction: Brendan Joyce
When Time Stops
Playhouse – QPAC, Cultural Precinct, Southbank (Brisbane)
Season: 20 – 28 May 2016
For more information, visit: www.expressionsdancecompany.org.au for details.
Image: When Time Stops – photo by Dylan Evans