Dust, Dancenorth Australia, Chaillot – Théâtre national de la Danse
- Performing arts
Dancenorth Australia creates walls then reduces them to dust, allowing new architectural forms to emerge, designing a communal space for the future. It’s a danced utopia.
For this new work Dust, the company Dancenorth Australia has united the creative forces of artistic director, Kyle Page and associate director Amber Haines with the Liminal studio, famous for their architectural proposals. On stage, walls define spaces for each dancer to inhabit.
Imagine the Berlin Wall and a thousand other borders, the everyday urban arrangements that determine our movements, our relationships, our time. But the energetic and acrobatic dance of the company, as well as the music created notably by the Canadian Jessica Moss, are able to overcome these obstacles.
Thanks to a skilful scenography, the stage that involves the spectator’s gaze is itself the stake of this transformation of space. Dust becomes what links the past to the present and the future and becomes the very material of our personal architectures.