Bold New work by Dancenorth Explores Identity through the Luck of Birth
Brisbane Festival 2018 | 19-22 September
Created by Dancenorth’s Artistic Director Kyle Page and Associate Artistic Director Amber Haines, their audacious new work Dust takes a deep and daring dive into how – through the lottery of birth – we inherit the architecture of restriction and opportunity.
Premiering at this year’s Brisbane Festival in September, Dust explores whether we question, challenge, resist, build upon or transcend the social, cultural, political and personal inheritance systems and structures created by those that came before us.
“The concept was actually initiated during my wife’s pregnancy, which was a really fascinating time,” Page said. “We were thinking deeply about the world our baby was about to enter into… The seed of an idea was planted – upon birth, we arrive into a world in which those who precede us determine everything.”
Emerging as the new powerhouse of Australian contemporary dance, Brisbane Festival has played a vital role in Dancenorth’s meteoric rise. Having presented Helpmann award winning work Attractor at Brisbane Festival 2017, Dancenorth are thrilled to be once again part of such an incredible program of performances.
Brisbane Festival Artistic Director David Berthold said Brisbane Festival was proud to commission the work and to continue its history of collaboration with Dancenorth.
“You would be on pretty safe ground if you said that Dancenorth was the most exciting contemporary dance company in the country right now,” Berthold said. “Following multi-award-winning Attractor at last year’s Brisbane Festival, which has enjoyed international success as well as acclaimed home seasons in Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth, we’re confident that we’ve got something really special on our hands with Dust.”