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Workshop with Gideon Obarzanek (One Infinity)

Workshop

Join choreographer and director Gideon Obarzanek, accompanied by members of Dancenorth, in this workshop exploring the language of movement behind One Infinity.

Gideon returns to Perth Festival with One Infinity, a cross-cultural music and dance work he directed. One Infinity came from a collaboration between Australia’s recorder virtuoso Geneveive Lacey and China’s Jun Tian Fang Ensemble, with dancers from Dancenorth and Bejing Dance Theatre.

Inspired by a Chinese ancient take of “Zhi Yin – ⾳音” (“knowing the tune”), music and movement are integrated to shape each other. In what begins as a concert, dancers echo the sounds with their gently shifting bodies. Masterful choreography and everyday movement, ritual and improvisation, nature and civilisation are all driven into a state of flux in this stunning immersive experience.

Co-hosted with STRUT Dance.

About Gideon Obzarzanek

Gideon Obarzanek is a director, choreographer and performing arts curator. He was recently Artistic Associate with the Melbourne Festival and co-curator for XO State at the inaugural Asia Pacific Triennial of Performing Arts (Asia TOPA).

Gideon founded dance company Chunky Move in 1995 and was CEO and Artistic Director until 2012. His works have been diverse in form and content including stage productions, installations, site-specific works, participatory events and film. These have been performed in many festivals and theatres around the world including Edinburgh International, BAM Next Wave NY, Venice Dance Biennale, Southbank London and all major Australian performing arts festivals.

More recent works include Two Jews walk into a theatre… co-written and performed with actor/writer Brian Lipson, Attractor co-created with fellow choreographer Lucy Guerin for Asia TOPA, WOMADelaide and Brisbane Festival, ‘Bangsokol – A requiem for Cambodia’ which premiered at the 2017 Melbourne Festival and later at BAM Next Wave Festival, New York.

One Infinity is on at His Majesty’s Theatre from 7-10 February.

About this opportunity

Date and Time: Sun 10 Feb, 1pm – 2.30pm
Venue: King Street Arts Centre
Cost: Free

Expressions of interest have now closed.
Successful candidates will be notified by Fri 25 January 2019
Read the terms and conditions of participation here.