Parallax

WHEN
Thursday 1 March at 7.30pm
Friday 2 March at 7.30pm
Saturday 3 March at 7.30pm

WHERE
Gasworks Theatre

RUNNING TIME
Approx 60 minutes (no interval)

SUBSCRIPTIONS
Full $30 per show (min 3 shows)
Concession $25 per show (min 3 shows)

SINGLE TICKET PRICES
Full $45
Concession $40
Under 30 $40
Group (6+) $30

FULL 2018 MOVING PARTS SEASON
Parallax
Megan Beckwith MARCH
Elements Collective
APRIL
Hotel Sorrento
by Hannie Rayson MAY-JUNE
Which Way Home
Ilbijerri Theatre Company JUNE
Letters to Lindy
Alana Valentine JULY
Cockfight
The Farm SEPTEMBER

ACCESS
Wheelchair Accessible

Gasworks Arts Park Presents

Parallax

A NEW WORLD OF DANCE AND 3D ANIMATION

Parallax is triple bill of contemporary dance that integrates human movement, animation and 3D illusions. The first two works, Torso and Arm, pose the question: If you could buy a body part, what would it be and how would it behave? Then, in the final work Parallax, experience the intersection of 3D imaginary worlds with live performance

Torso and Arm look to a post-human future where the ability to buy new body parts would be an option. In Torso a dancer tries on for size many different types of torsos, some in the form of the Venus de Milo and others that are not so traditional. In Arm the limb snaps to the dancer’s body but has a mind of it’s own.

In the final work Parralax, the audience wears 3D glasses that give the illusion that the animation is in the same space as the dancer. They watch as woman drinks a green liquid and the hallway she is standing in becomes a portal to new other worlds. She is transported through a series of abstract environments where 3D animations appear to interact with her and the audience. Each world she enters is different, sometimes foreboding, sometimes wondrous.

Parallax, Torso and Arm have been created by Melbourne based choreographer and animator Megan Beckwith. Described by the Melbourne Age as “a trailblazer”, her work has also been featured on the uber-cool UK based blog Prosthetic Knowledge, and picked up by the Tumblr Radar. The computer game culture magazine KILLSCREEN noted that her work ‘opens a rabbit hole of accelerating conceptual possibilities’. In 2016 she won the Australia Post Art Prize for the animated dance, Torso.

“The projections are manifestations of desires and nightmares that leap inot the audience” – The Age

CREDITS

Choreography, animation and performer Megan Beckwith
Audio Design Jacques Soddel
Lighting Design Scott Allan

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