On Roommates, House and ‘Home’
CONCEPT, CHOREOGRAPHY, COSTUME:
Madeline Edwards (funded by the Helpmann Academy), Jessie McKinlay & Daniel Jaber.
Created at the Rimbun Dahan Artist Residency Centre, Malaysia through an Asialink residency.
Funded by Arts SA, Australia Malaysia Institute and the Helpmann Academy
WG-Spiel premiered on November 26, 2010 at the Fonteyn Studio, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
(WG-Wohngemeinschaft) Translated from german Language; Communal living of more than 2 persons in a house hold, (Spiel) = game/play.
A work of detailed choreographic sophistication, 50 minutes of abstract choreographic movement vocabulary inspired by a narrative pertaining to everyday coordinations of roommates within in a system of synchronistic detailing. WG Spiel embodies the spectrum of relationships and themes that come into play when dealing with home, belongings and the array of emotions felt when trying to live these matters communally.
Inspired by 116 Reichenburger Straße, Berlin.
Excerpt created for Ausdance SA choreolab 2009.
Original excerpt created with Alison Currie, Madeline Edwards and Daniel Jaber.