An ocean of rice covers the floor. Five bodies shape and are shaped by a new and unfamiliar world. Driving sound pushes them further, harder…uniting them and driving them apart. How do you react when you’re in unfamiliar territory?
Dark Matter is a stunning multisensory exploration of human displacement and adaptation. Premiering at the 2016 MoveMe Festival at the State Theatre Centre of WA alongside Batsheva Dance Company and Co3, Dark Matter is a visceral collision of movement, cutting-edge digital projection, pulsating live sound and one metric ton of rice.
Dark Matter is non-linear, rapidly shifting the viewer through time and place. It uses micro and macro societal metaphors to represent our natural need to blend in and form new communities.
There are currently 65.3 million displaced people on the planet, who may have a geographical location but are existing in a no-man’s-land; this is where Dark Matter takes place.
Bringing together award-winning artists: choreographer Laura Boynes, visual artist Alexander Boynes, cellist Tristen Parr and five of WA’s best dancers, DARK MATTER was shortlisted for an Australian Dance Award in Independent Dance 2017.
PRAXIS | TEAM CREDITS
Choreography Laura Boynes
Video/Installation Artist Alexander Boynes
Cellist/Composer Tristen Parr
PRAXIS | ARTISTIC COLLABORATORS
Projection Mapping Roly Skender
Lighting Design Chris Donnelly
Costume Design Imogene Spencer
Performers Imanuel Dado, Harrison Elliot, Storm Helmore, Isabella Stone & Ella-Rose Trew
Producers Performing Lines WA
Video Link https://vimeo.com/193812743
Sous Vide (French: Under Vacuum) created and performed by Laura Boynes and Tony Currie explores preservation and humanities’ attempts to immortalise the world around us. Sous Vide scrutinizes but also laughs at the absurdity of living in the 21st century.
With references to environmental, social and human preservation, Sous Vide is a fast paced, eclectic, and choreographically detailed look at society’s flaws.
Throughout there are absurd, humorous and emotional moments that interrupt the constant drive of the work. Made up of memories, objects, environment and places it is an attempt to immortalize the world around us.
Performers: Tony Currie and Laura Boynes
Sound: Compilation: Tristen Parr
Performance Seasons: WA Ballet Centre, Perth 2014 - Adelaide Fringe Festival 2015
VOTED PEOPLE’S CHOICE, PERTH 2014.
Most Outstanding Dancer – Laura Boynes, Dance Australia Critics Survey 2016
"Laura Boynes, independent in her own Sous Vide. A great little work that deserves a decent tour." Peter Burdon – The Advertiser
http://www.kryztoff.com/RAW/?p=8826 4 1/2 stars