Luke John Campbell
Amy Zhang, Billy Keohavong, Jeremy Santos and Reina Takeuchi
LIVE DREAMS: ISLAND - LIVE ON-THE-LINE
What does it mean to be on (or be) and island? Works that interrogate counter-currents of isolation, paradise, protectionism and sovereignty amidst shifting weather patterns and uncertain futures.
Duration: 2 hours
This event will be available on-demand via Live-On-The-Line for 7 days after airing.
Jonny Seymour (Sydney)
Sela Vai (Sydney)
Plastik Island will be an introduction to innovative urban-Pacific storytelling, aimed to speak to the present generation who explore, reinvent and redefine what it means to be Pasifika in 2021. A one-womxn show, this work uses dance, projection and verbatim to investigate the individual rite of passage of a Pacific womxn in Western Society.
Luke John Campbell (Hobart)
is with the island
it is a part of our self
the sound is in our self
it is the bond to our voice
to be with our voice
we must share together
sound sculpture in the space
Amy Zhang, Billy Keohavong, Jeremy Santos and Reina Takeuchi (Sydney)
Holding Lightness is a contemporary dance performance by Amy Zhang, Billy Keohavong, Jeremy Santos, and Reina Takeuchi exploring articulations of cultural lineage and imagination. Reflecting on collective and personal histories, the dancers enact sites of reclamation across three vignettes. They work in collaboration to carve out spaces for one another to be held, to speak, to dance, and to tell their stories.
In 2020, global events created enormous instability and uncertainty for experimental practice. In response, Performance Space created Live Dreams, a new platform for artists to share works-in-progress and ideas in development in a dynamic and responsive environment. Taking place both in physical space and online, Live Dreams enables artists and audiences to continue connecting with each other across borders and geographic space. Live Dreams has offered us an exciting glimpse into current developments in experimental art, and has been a crucible for experimentation and conversation.
Performance Space has expanded this program as part of Liveworks 2021, inviting four Guest Curators from across the Asia-Pacific to theme each stream with powerful provocations as we navigate the turbulence of our current moment.
All LIVE DREAMS events will be live streamed on Vimeo, and embedded on our website. All the events in the LIVE DREAMS Series will be available on demand for 7 days after they air, through our digital experimental art channel LIVE ON-THE-LINE.
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