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Agile

CHOREOGRAPHED BY:

Daniel Jaber

ORIGINAL SOUND BY:

Thomas Jeker

COSTUME DESIGN BY:

Ruby and Prankstar (Kristy Morgan)

LIGHTING DESIGN BY:

Daniel Barber

RESEARCH ASSISTANCE:

Frances d’Ath

PERFORMED BY:

Alexander Bryce, Madeline Edwards, Kialea-Nadine Williams and Kimball Wong (guest dancer from Australian Dance Theatre)

NOTES:

What happens when a choreographer obsessed by provokation decides to find a link between the famous, virtuosic classical ballet – the Grande Pas Classique (a pas de deux by Gsovsky/Auber created in 1949) and the 2005 hit “Kick It” by indie-rock-pop icons Iggy Pop and Peaches? The outcome is Agile – a duet that unveils perversion used on stage over a century long time-line. Philosophical texts demonstrate the deviant and perverse aesthetic of classical ballet in the 1900’s while Daniel Jaber creates significant and poetic images and questions of how that is reflective in modern day chart busting pop music and video clips. Gritty, grungy, poignant and unapologetic, Agile features codified classical movement material stretched to the very edge of its limits by 4 incredible dancers.

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Images © Chris Herzfeld – Camlight Productions

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SUPPORTED BY:

The Government of South Australia through Arts SA, the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts – its arts funding advisory body, Camlight productions, Aviddesign, Tutu and Twirl, Ausdance SA, Ruby and Prankstar, Leigh Warren Dance, Australian Dance Theatre, Restless Dance Theatre and Gravity Studio.

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