Exploring the process and history of dance making in the age of narcissism, a new dance work from choreographer Alisdair Macindoe, Reference Material debuts as a part of Darebin Arts Speakeasy season at the Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre this April.
Sitting somewhere between a lecture, a stand-up show, a guided tour and a dance recital, Reference Material is a chaotic and humorous performance that reflects a world saturated by media technology.
In an effort to salute the historical figures and social icons who have paved the way toward our current privileged performance culture, Reference Material takes on the impossible task of acknowledging and referencing its own cultural context, unashamedly exposing its own creative process in doing so.
Alisdair Macindoe is an Australian dancer, sound designer and choreographer. His experience in these fields has taken his work to many countries worldwide, earning critical acclaim in the media and receiving local and international awards including five Green Room awards, a Helpmann and a New York Bessie award.
Notable collaborations include his work as a dancer for Lucy Guerin, Chunky Move, Antony Hamilton, Stephanie Lake and DanceNorth, and his work as a sound designer for Chunky Move, Antony Hamilton, STOMPIN and DanceNorth.
His choreographic work includes commissions for DanceNorth, Lucy Guerin, Next Wave, Performance Space, and STOMPIN. Reference Material is based on ideas Macindoe began exploring during a commission on the graduating year of dance students at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2017.
Alisdair is a recipient of the Peggy van Praagh and Sidney Myer Fellowships, and a board member of Ausdance Victoria.
Choreographer / Director / Sound Designer: Alisdair Macindoe Dancers: Rachel Coulson, Harrison Ritchie-Jones, Geoffrey Watson Visual Designer: Andrew Treloar Lighting Designer and Production Manager: Thomas Roach Producer: Freya Waterson
Main Hall – Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre, 189 High Street, Northcote
Season: 15 – 24 April 2021 (preview: 14 April)
Information and Bookings: www.darebinarts.com.au
Image: Reference Material – photo by Pia Johnson