And All Things Return to Nature
Direction and Choreography: Brooke Stamp
Performed by: Brooke Stamp with Deanne Butterworth, Rennie McDougall and Matthew Day
Composer: Garth Paine;
Set Design: Matthew Bird (Architect):
Fashion & Design: Susan Dimasi (Materialbyproduct);
Lighting Design: Robin Fox;
Production Management: Tom Webster;
Producer: Amelia Bartak
Film & Edit: Matthew Gingold
'And All Things Return To Nature Tomorrow' celebrates the long-term artistic relationship between Adams and Stamp, and their common interest in hybrid forms of performance. Each artist's work sits as complementary aspects of a continuum across form and narrative. Audiences are enveloped in dynamic sound from the very beginning and by the end, transformed from spectators to participants, active in the artists’ utopian vision.
Part 1: "And All Things Return to Nature" by Brooke Stamp
Dance has long possessed an eloquent affinity with nature that Stamp finds compelling and pertinent, and is the fundamental starting point for this work. The piece aligns two years of studio research that examines the poetic concepts of nature and materiality, including the notion that there is an inherent sound or rhythmic hum that permeates the universe beyond the realm of human hearing. And All Things Return To Nature manifests these concepts as an omnipotent field of sound vibration and frequency through motion.