A collaboration with well known and highly respected artist Yumi Umiumare, Weave Movement Theatre present their latest dance theatre work, White Day Dream for a limited season at fortyfivedownstairs from 27 October to 6 November 2016.
A unique fusion between Butoh and physical theatre, White Day Dream is visual poetry supported by digital im-ages, and is performed by dancers with and without disability. It moves between the surreal and the absurd; exploring universal human themes of memory and dreams – their fragility, transience, and power.
“I started the White Day Dream series to experiment through visual poetries, film work and physical theatre. The series was initially inspired by my personal experience with my brother, who is now in a wheelchair after having a cerebral haemorrhage 10 years ago,” said Director and Choreographer, Yumi Umiumare.
“Weave Movement Theatre inspires me with their incredible artistic commitment and bold approach within their diverse skills – far beyond their physical limitations. This season in Melbourne is an incredible opportunity for audiences to experience the company, and see this kind of contemporary, hybrid performance.”
Weave Movement Theatre is an ambitious and diverse Melbourne-based hybrid dance and theatre performance company, comprised of people with and without disabilities. Their work subverts audience’s expectations, and challenges conventional ways of seeing dance and disability. They present a distinctive and progressive model for inclusive dance performance.
Direction and Choreography: Yumi Umiumare Featuring: Emma J Hawkins, Willow J Conway, Tim Crafti, David Baker, Trevor Dunn, Janice Florence, Melanie Keely, Greg Muir, Ryan New, Emma Norton, Leisa Prowd, Anthony Riddell Composition and Sound Design: Dan West Stage and Costume Design: Jennifer Tran Lighting Design: Richard Vabre Media Art: Bambang N Karim Weave Artistic Director: Janice Florence
White Day Dream
fortyfivedownstairs, 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
Season: 28 October – 6 November 2016 (preview: 27 October)
For more information, visit: www.weavemovementtheatre.com.au for details.
Image: David Baker, Melanie Keely, Leisa Prowd feature in White Day Dream – photo by Paul Dunn