By Nat Cursio Co. // Presented by Arts House for Dance Massive 2017

A choreography of actions and problems, of fantasy and reality, Tiny Slopes riffs off the challenge of learning to skateboard. Four professional dancers navigate this new skill live, in a performed extrapolation of what it is to face risk and embrace your own fears and short-comings. Infiltrating the work are four skate-savvy tweens, at once guiding spirits and apparitions of former selves, or perhaps just much-needed mentors. Continuing director/choreographer Nat Cursio’s ongoing interest in vulnerability and resilience, Tiny Slopes playfully considers how we change as we age, asking “What else can we do, what else can we be?”

collaborating performers
Alice Dixon, Melissa Jones, Caroline Meaden, Francesca Meale
Rae Franco, Amelie Mansfield, Pyper Prosen, Pixel Willison-Allen.

set & costume designer
Sarah Hall

sound designer
Byron Scullin

lighting designer
Travis Hodgson

voice/text consultant
Tamara Saulwick

stage management
Harriet Gregory

understudy & assistant stage manager
Jacqueline Aylward

videographer
Takeshi Kondo

Tiny Slopes was presented by Arts House as part of Dance Massive and was supported by Creative Victoria and the City of Melbourne through Arts House.

Premiere season March 21-25, 2017.

natcursio.com/project/tiny-slopes

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