THE ORACLE MAKES A RETURN

Published on 26th Aug, 2010

The Oracle is making a trip to Brisbane’s Powerhouse Theatre in Brisbane this September and DanceLife has a Double Pass to give away!!

This sensual and intense dance work by celebrated choreographer Meryl Tankard, featuring dancer Paul White, explores the conflicting forces of nature and man, masculinity and femininity, violence and nurturing, strength and vulnerability.

Inspired by the sometimes disturbing human forms in Scandinavian artist Odd Nerdrum’s work, The Oracle is set to Stravinsky’s seminal composition for the infamous 1913 ballet The Rite of Spring, which caused riots at its Paris premiere.

The intensity of the subject, the power of the complex, rhythmic musical score and the stark and brooding aesthetic, created by visual and set designer Regis Lansac, deliver an atmosphere of coiled-spring emotions and conflict in this haunting and critically acclaimed work.

Meryl Tankard is an eminent Australian dancer and choreographer with a lengthy career, which has included dancing for the Australian Ballet and the legendary Pina Bausch. Meryl Tankard has created works for several European and USA companies and has returned to Australia to take on a number of company directorship roles before becoming a much sought-after freelance choreographer.
Paul White is one of Australia’s most impressive dance talents and won the 2008 Helpmann Award for Best Male Dancer. Regis Lansac is a freelance international visual artist and set designer who has worked with Meryl Tankard for 25 years.

This performance contains nudity and adult themes. Recommended for ages 16+.

WHEN
Wednesday, 22 September –
Saturday, 25 September

WIN TICKETS
To win a double pass to the show on Friday 24th September please email your name, phone number and suburb to win@dancelife.com.au before Friday 3rd September.

Click here for more information on the show.

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