Commissioned By Nanette Hassell at Western Australian Academy Of Performing Arts. (WAAPA)
This 1st Stage Development premiered in the annual graduate season in 2010.
Choreographed by Anton
Production Design: Sheridan Elphick
Lighting: Karen Kristensen
Sound Design: Walter Maguire
Production Manager: Edwin Chee
‘Capacity’ is inspired by overpopulation, human sprawl and crowed living environments, the work will explore a dense physical dance landscape that takes 18 dancers and compresses them into a small space. As space becomes more and more compressed, the dancers become forced together into a human tapestry that engulfs it’s participants into one community where individuals appear and disappear in the search for personal identity.
Cast: Brandon Welch, Georgia Pisconeri, Hemavathi Sivanesan, Jack Ziesing, Jeanine Lui, Jenni Large, Jessica Press, Kirsty Richards, Olivia Fyfe, Rebecca Frasca, Rebecca Taylor, Roy Berkin, Ruth Louise, Sophia Ndaba
Music: Timothy Hecker, Robert Scott Morgan of Loscil, Taylor Deupree and Florance + The Machine
“Thank you to Nanette Hassell and all at WAAPA for the opportunity to create this work and a special thank you to all the dancers for their tireless work.” - Anton
This looks extremely simple but in order to make this look effortless it took co-ordinating almost 30 people in every shot. Under each model there were 7 dancers to help support and lift the model and 20 dancers held and moved the cards.
It was a great experience in nailing timing and co-ordination.
Dancers: Floeur Alder, Sofie Burgoyne, Joel Corpuz, Trisha Dunn, Sarah Fiddaman, Malcolm McMillan
Music:Loscil - Motoc, Gymnote, Argonaut I, Mute, Les Fleurs - La digitale pourpre, Utah Saints - Something Good 08, Haunt Me - City In Flames (In 3 Parts) Pt.1
Set and Costumes:Anton, Darren Willmott and Tracie Leslie
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