Presented by Performance Space
The Curiosities is a new performance work by Sue Healey, in collaboration with leading scientists, media artists and dancers. Inspired by the processes of biological development and evolution, The Curiosities evokes the feeling of a surreal natural history museum, where the body is presented as a specimen for scrutiny– exquisitely adapted, fragile and flawed, ever-evolving.
Images of the body amplified by digital technology are combined with live dance, probing our perception of reality and sensation. This work is about the body – the curious complexities of form – in particular the intricate structures of the heart and the brain.
The heart historically, has been regarded as an organ of emotion – a physical and symbolic space where experiences and feelings are localised. In contemporary thinking however, it is superseded
by the brain – the site for cognition, memories and emotions – the organ that determines death or life. The Curiosities explores these anatomical and symbolic territories of the body, intent on
engaging the eye and stimulating the mind.
The Curiosities features three of Sydney’s finest dance artists; Lisa Griffiths, Rachelle Hickson and Nalina Wait with cutting-edge collaborators; composer Darrin Verhagen, digital animator
Adnan Lalani and film artist Louise Curham.
DIRECTOR/CHOREOGRAPHER Sue Healey PERFORMER Lisa Griffiths PERFORMER Rachelle Hickson PERFORMER Nalina Wait DIGITAL ARTIST/PERFORMER Adam Synnott ANIMATOR Adnan Lalani COMPOSER Darrin Verhagen LIGHTING DESIGNER Joseph Mercurio
THUR 29 OCT – SAT 31 OCT & WED 4 NOV – SAT 7 NOV 8PM + SAT NOV 7 AT 4PM
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ARTIST TALK THUR 5 NOV
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