Doughnuts, (un)REALities & GROUPness
Doughnuts, (un)REALITIES & GROUPNESS is a non-linear work exploring the notions of being lost, not knowing, finding comfort in discomfort, exploring performance limits, expanding physical practices and utilizing our dance training to perform REALLY GOOD DANCING (whatever that means).
The work leans into the known theatrical tropes; smoke, lights, sound, ballet and spectacle to create a space where alternatives can be considered. What if you look at the same situation from a different angle? We start with what we know, push into the edges of those things and find out what happens when, instead of reaching up, we let the bottom fall out from underneath us.
We have developed a score that is re-arranged every night in order to create a dynamic frame for the performance to unfold. We are working with risk and instant composition to develop a work that deals with the tensions between falling through an improvised structure for performance and navigating that space as an individual and as part of a group.
COMMISSIONED by the university of Melbourne, Faculty of the VCA (Victorian College of the Arts)
CONCEPT, CHOREOGRAPHY, DIRECTION Natalie Abbott