every/nowhere

 

every/nowhere - by Serena ChalkerSynopsis

“a landscape built, and rebuilt, piling one to the other

each place is a location for change”

every/nowhere exists in the in-between spaces – between here and elsewhere, past and present. This performance is an immersive experience for an intimate audience of 10, who are guided into the space one at a time, at 2 minute intervals, via an MP3 player that delivers a mixture of audio description, autobiographical reflections and guided interaction.

every/nowhere re-imagines displacement as an ongoing creative process, which recognises the continual fluctuation between past and present. The in-between place is therefore able to serve as a source of renewal, forging a path between identities, places and states of awareness. You are invited to examine how, through memory, we create our own geography – creating home wherever you are from what is missing in the landscape.

Concept, Performance, Sound and Original Text by: Serena Chalker

Download Chapter 5 of “every/nowhere: displacement as a function of identity and the intersection between the real and remembered site” here

Thanks: To those who contributed collaboratively during the creative development of this piece, in particular to Quindell Orton and Emma Fishwick.

Project Supervisor: Mr Martin Hargreaves

Development Support: Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (UK), Lineage Stories (AU), Process – Space Art Festival (BG), The Chapel Space (AU), Western Australian Government Department of Culture and the Arts, Ars Musica Australis

Press quotes:

WINNER – 2017 Sydney Fringe Critics Pick Award

WA WINNER – 2015 Fringe World Best Dance Award

The West Australian 2015 Critics Highlight

Most Interesting Australian Artist or Group – 2016 Dance Australia Critics Survey

★★★★½ – Review by Nina Levy, The West Australian  Feb 2015

“We have reminisced together and I feel at home with her in this disjointed place. It’s hard to leave. It’s hard not to stand outside the church and stare outwards and up, harder than ever” (Fringe Talk, Sep 2017)

“transporting…Chalker, meanwhile, navigates the space through movement that is as articulate as the text delivered through the headphones” (The West Australian, Feb 2015)

“Hypnotic… this dance show is off the Fringe track but well worth the effort” (Perth Cuture Feb 2015)

A space that could be everywhere, nowhere and so specifically grounded in our emotions and experiences and memories, is created from moment to moment … an intriguing concept that has been executed with care and will transport audiences” (Australian Stage, Feb 2015)

Past Performances

September 28-October 1 2017 – Crack Theatre Festival, Newcastle, Australia

September 12-15 2017 Sydney Fringe, Annandale Creative Arts Centre, 81 Johnston St, Annandale

October 8-11 2015 PSi #21 Performing Mobilities , Roof Pavillion 4, RMIT Design Hub, Building 100 Corner Victoria and Swanston Streets, Carlton

February 4-15 2015 Fringe World Perth, The Chapel Space, 177 Angove St, North Perth

July 23 2014 Trinity Laban Graduate School Showcase, Laurie Grove Old Laban Centre, New Cross, UK

June 10-12 2014 23rd Process – Space Art Festival, Balchik, Bulgaria

April 25-28 2014 One to One: Charting the Personal Terrain – The Rag Factory, Shoreditch, UK

April 23-24 2014 (Research and Development ) Invited audience at Laurie Grove Old Laban Centre, London

 

 

 

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