Australian Dance Theatre’s New Double Bill
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Australian Dance Theatre will present a new double bill work in September 2019.
Responding to the polar regions of our planet – the Arctic Circle and Antarctica – North/South is an extraordinary double bill from two highly acclaimed choreographers, Ina Christel Johannessen and Garry Stewart.
Norwegian choreographer Ina Christel Johannessen’s North sees a collection of characters trapped in a shelter amidst an Arctic blizzard. As an artist living and working in the Arctic Circle, Johannessen has witnessed first-hand the rapid changes wrought by global warming and it’s emotional and psychological impacts on the people that live there. North explores the intimate and powerful exchange that plays out between humans and their environment.
Garry Stewart’s South depicts Sir Douglas Mawson’s fateful and dramatic journey to Antarctica as an allegory for our current predicament in the era of rapid global warming. Travelling from Adelaide to the Southern Continent in 1913, Mawson’s story is one of loss and vulnerability in an alien and forbidding landscape.
Performed by the phenomenal dancers of ADT, this is a unique collaboration that sees two legendary contemporary choreographers united to create a powerful new work of tragedy, loss and emotion.