Danny Harley and Australasian Dance Collective reunite for ‘Aftermath’ 

Australasian Dance Collective in 'Aftermath'. Photo by David Kelly.
Australasian Dance Collective in 'Aftermath'. Photo by David Kelly.

The Kite String Tangle’s Danny Harley and Australasian Dance Collective (ADC) reunite in the high-octane collaboration, Aftermath, at South Bank Piazza during Brisbane Festival 2022.

Premiering at the Brisbane Powerhouse in 2021, Aftermath’s sell out season received rave reviews. Visceral physicality and a stirring soundscape will again collide in this bold work co-created by Amy Hollingsworth and Jack Lister, as the formidable ADC dancers are joined live on stage by Harley performing his original composition.

Harley, AKA The Kite String Tangle, is a prolific two-time Aria Music Award-nominated producer, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and label owner hailing from Brisbane.

Under his moniker The Kite String Tangle, Harley has achieved a string of awards, Gold-certified releases Given The Chance and Arcadia and is a prolific collaborator, having worked with Fat Boy Slim (UK), Clozee (France), Dustin Tebbutt, Lastlings, Woodes and Queensland Symphony Orchestra.

Set to a searing score, performed live by Harley, Aftermath opens into a haunting world of disquiet, both familiar and unfamiliar. Through a landscape of fragmented memories and imperfect recollection, we slowly piece together the events that have transpired, accelerating toward total recall.

A rousing aural, visual and sensory trip, audiences are hurtled through a cascade of events – arriving at a stunning climax. Part-gig, part-performance, it is an experience like no other.

ADC Artistic Director Amy Hollingsworth, and co-creator of Aftermath, said the work celebrated local artists while branching into new directions. “Aftermath has an entirely local creative team and cast, and we’re absolutely thrilled to be a part of Brisbane Festival. It feels like a perfect fit,” she said.

Australasian Dance Collective will present Aftermath from 7 – 9 September. Tickets start at $45. For bookings, visit www.brisbanefestival.com.au.

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