the Australian Premiere of Sue Healey’s stunning video and live dance installation On View: Panoramic Suite at Sydney Town Hall.
On View: Panoramic Suite explores the dimensions of cine-portraiture. It challenges the way we view a dancer’s presence, gaze and gesture. A captivating multi-screen video-installation, paired with intricate thread portraits by artist Jane Theau, activated in the evenings by poetic live dance performance from Martin del Amo, Raghav Handa, Nanette Hassall, Eileen Kramer and Nalina Wait, and featuring the celebrated duo of Mike Nock playing the Sydney Town Hall Organ and percussionist Laurence Pike. A culmination of Sue Healey’s 8 year exploration capturing precise, meditative portraits of 27 dancers aged 28-106, from Australia, Hong Kong and Japan. Creating a panoramic vision of these extraordinary individuals who traverse a breathtaking range of cultures, dance styles and geographies. The result is a moving study of the nuances of the dancing body and its cultural landscape.
Appearing for two days only, Monday 28th and Tuesday 29th June in Sydney’s majestic Town Hall, you can experience On View: Panoramic Suite as a captivating multi-screen video installation during the day from 1-5pm. Then, each evening at 7pm, the installation is activated by live dance performance and the beautiful Town Hall organ.
Both the installation and the performance are FREE with registration.
- Registrations to visit the installation between 1pm - 5pm will require you to select an hour time slot.
- The evening performance, doors open at 6pm, for a 7pm - 8pm performance.
Healey’s previous work has been reviewed as “Exceptional. 5 Stars.” by Jill Sykes, Sydney Morning Herald, July 2015 and was described by ART AND AUSTRALIA as ”Hauntingly beautiful…Healey’s video portraits escape easy definition, blurring distinctions between art, documentary, biography, and performance.”
Sue Healey is the recipient of the Australia Council Award for Dance 2021. She is a Sydney-based choreographer, film-maker and installation artist. Experimenting with form and perception, Healey creates performance and film for diverse spaces and contexts: galleries, theatres and screens. Sue has created many works for Australian companies and as an independent artist, most recently On View series which has toured Australia, Japan and Hong Kong. She was an Australia Council Creative Fellow and is an Honorary Fellow of the University of Melbourne.