Brooke Leeder & Dancers
Dancers, space, light and sound collide in Structural Dependency – and you’re invited you to be more than just a bystander.
In this high voltage participatory experience the movement, space, sound and viewer depend on each other. The walls, surrounding structures, even the chairs you are sitting on become involved in the work, closing the gap between viewer and performer. You become a participant, part of the structures the work depends on, as you are immersed in the hypnotic movement and physicality of the dancers.
Set to a driving industrial soundtrack and showcasing the highly physical choreographic style of Brooke Leeder & Dancers, Structural Dependency is a contemporary dance work that is set to explode.
ChoreographerBrooke LeederSound Designer & ComposerLouis Frere-HarveyLighting DesignerNemo Gandossini-PoirierDancersLilly King, Scott Elstermann, May Greenberg, Mitchell Aldridge, Scott Ewen, Sami Smith, Celina Hage
Brooke Leeder – Choreographer
Brooke Leeder is from Perth and a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts. She has performed with Stephanie Lake, Luke George, Phillip Adams Balletlab, Phillippa Clarke, Buzz Dance Theatre, Company Complesso and previously performed in Tenebrae et Lux and Midsummer Nights Dream (As You Like it) with the Perth Festival in 2013 and 2014. She has also danced with companies in Germany, London and the Trisha Brown Dance Company in New York. Her choreographic works include Dancers Speak Volumes, Mechanic, Unravel and three - the experiment series from 2014 to 2017. Brooke has created new works for Taipei’s Kandu International Arts Festival in Taiwan, Co3 Australia, Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts and John Curtin College of the Arts.
Brooke set up her Perth-based collective, Brooke Leeder & Dancers, in 2018 to take contemporary dance into unconventional performance spaces - from car parks to hotel foyers and even inside a sea container. Structural Dependency was the first work performed in the large gallery space of PSAS in Fremantle and her second work, RADAR, was performed inside the B Shed in Fremantle, with the open working port a stunning live backdrop to the experience, presented by the Fremantle Biennale, 2019.
Louis Frere-Harvey – Sound Designer & Composer
After completing studies at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Louis Frere-Harvey began his career writing, performing and educating as a percussionist. After half a decade touring as a DJ/Producer/Performer under internationally acclaimed ‘Command Q’, Louis began collaborating as a composer with contemporary dance fusing movement and Electronic scores.
After multiple National and International residencies, several full-length works presented in Perth, and awards such as Best Dance Work (Fringe World 2020), Louis is finding his niche in combining his training in percussion, his passion for electronic dance music and his understanding of movement, to create energetically percussive compositions, uncovering the origins of rhythm within the body and its relationship to the music.
Brooke Leeder & Dancers
Brooke Leeder & Dancers are a small, independent Perth-based company of dancers and collaborators with an intent to take contemporary dance out of the theatre and into unconventional performance spaces. They want to connect with audiences in new ways, to be at eye level, to play with proximity, a sense of expanse and intimacy, set within grand and unusual spaces. The company has performed in the foyer of Crown Ballroom, to a car park and sea container, to the B Shed in Fremantle, with the stunning harbour and working port as the backdrop.
Brooke Leeder & Dancers are a group of core creatives making new and exciting contemporary dance works, with a drive and rigour to work together on projects around connection and significant live experiences, in more unique performance spaces.
|Time & Location||
Thu 18 - Sun 21 Feb
Thu - Sat 8.30pm | Sun 7pm
Eligible for package discount
Contains smoke effects
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With thanks to
- Matthew Thorley and Tom Mùller, PS Art Space