Of All Things
At a microscopic level, all things: plants, animals, and people, are the same – all of atoms. In an imagined dimension with its own expeditious timeframe for the evolution of new life forms, OF ALL THINGS delves into our inherent relationships and connectivity with the natural world and each other.
With the audience in the round, objects, sound, light and performers simultaneously morph, bubble up, grow and adapt. Large scale organic like objects and captivating lighting elements, with their own performativity, cyclically reveal and conceal the dancers as they perform with, alongside and underneath these elements.
Devised by Australian choreographer, Alison Currie in collaboration with award-winning interior designers Enoki, OF ALL THINGS features an evolving, mesmerising lighting design by Chris Petridis and an immersive, complex, and compelling sound design by Sascha Budimski. The work is performed by the original commission ensemble from the world renown, Australian Dance Theatre, some of the finest dancers in Australia.
“A complex pas de deux ensues. A silver pillow held between the dancers, creaks and rustles, like the rigging of a sailing ship becalmed on a sea of glass. They hunt and escape, like lovers playing a chasing game or perhaps relentless predator and panicked prey in a dance of death.”
“...right up there as visually arresting and richly textural works go.”
“This is a totally compelling work and while, to me, it all seemed to be about the ocean, the relentless power of water, the spawning of coral, the life and death struggles of marine life, I overheard others talking afterward about desert landscapes, or city rat-races, or alien worlds. I think that we were all correct. I urge as many people as possible to experience it for themselves and form their own interpretation”
“Alison’s work is conceptually fascinating but is expressed through a visceral, physical presence. One senses her intense curiosity for bodies and the manifold ways in which they interact with design, leading to an intriguing and playful symbiosis of forms and movement.”
“Immerse yourself in the other worldly beauty Of All Things”