The Lost Dance Project is an investigation and comment on the rise of a digital generation, the effects of social media on interpersonal relationships and ability to communicate, and the need to cultivate physical human interactions and connections despite both of these things. It is also an experiment in engagement with live art, which will include contemporary dance, the Internet, street art and pop-up performance.
Leading up to the premiere season, the CBD of Alice Springs/Mparntwe will be activated with offerings of live dance activity and visual street art, enticing the unassuming passersby and art slueths alike to lose themselves in an adventure and be found alongside their fellow townsfolk at a secret location. Here they will witness the premier season of a new dance work brought to you by a team of celebrated national collaborators.
Project Direction/Choreography/Performance: Madeleine Krenek and Frankie Snowdon
Collaborating Choreographers/Performers: Benjamin Hancock and James Andrews
Sound design and arrangement: Darcy Davis, Alisdair Macindoe, James Andrews.
Lighting and spatial design: Jennifer Hector
Visual art design and installation: Bart Michaels
Production Management: Annie Pfeiffer
With thanks and love to the team of TLDP version 1 - Adam Wheeler, Sydney Smith, Matt Adey and Byron Perry - for allowing us to take a great idea and run with it all the way to the desert. x
This project is proudly supported by funding partners the Australia Council for the Arts, The Regional Arts Fund, The NT Department of Education, The NT Office of Youth Affairs, Sadadeen Primary School and Rooster Concept Construction, and through partnering organisations Red Hot Arts Central Australia and Watch This Space ARI.