Articulating Landscapes II
Articulating Landscapes, the contemporary dance performance inspired by the words of renowned WA authors Stephen Scourfield and Kim Scott, was such a success in July that Ochre restaged this highly acclaimed performance in October. Included in the programme were four new works, also based on the writers’ words about our country here in Western Australia.
Performed at the Masonic Contemporary Studio Nedlands, Articulating Landscapes II showed the unique interplay between Australian prose and movement, while exploring our identity, our place, and our connections with the land. As well as the original works, new works were presented by highly acclaimed choreographer Penny Mullen and choreographer/dancers Floeur Alder, Jesse Martin and Matthew Tupper.
We received some wonderful accolades from our patrons and supporters, describing the performance as"truly memorable" and "exquisite". Rita Clarke from The Australian wrote in her review of the Opening Night,"Performance, in fact, was the hallmark of Ochre - the dancers' impeccable execution and interpretation was at times sheer perfection."
There were 9 performances in October before the Ochre dancers flew to Melbourne to perform Jesse Martin's piece "Ghost Gum" at the Coopers Malthouse as part of the AICD's choreographic competition, Dance Creation 2014. Martin was the WA/NT winner and was the first Indigenous man to have received this award. They ended the gala night with "Ghost Gum" to an audience who were completely blown away.
Creative Director: Louise Howden-Smith OAM
Artistic Associate: Penelope Mullen
Studio Manager: Simon Stewart
Production Manager: David Mogridge
Stage Manager: Rhianne Perrie