BANG! BANG!
DanceTheatre
14 October 2022 at 7:30pm
Albany Entertainment Centre, Princess Royal Theatre

BANG! BANG!

14 October 2022 at 7:30pm Albany Entertainment Centre, Princess Royal Theatre Buy tickets

Presented by Albany Entertainment Centre

Murder, melodrama and Wes Anderson combine in this theatrical dance doubleheader.

‘Act 2, Scenes 1-4’ is a mischievous take on Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel by Pina Bausch fellow Scott Elstermann. A visually striking crime caper, we are swept into a world of saturated colour, playful movement and sinister murder. An ensemble piece for four performers, this work plays with form by reimagining Anderson’s film conventions through contemporary dance. Techniques such as stop-motion, symmetry and whip pans are skillfully inhabited by the dancers, as you are swept into the melodrama of mischief and mayhem. Featuring slapstick, big characters and precise dance, this is a hilarious dance work that is easy for audiences to access.

Gunshots at a ball, evil stepmothers and town gossip feed into a melodrama of three Australian women doing what they had to do. ‘Love You, Stranger’ is a deliciously fascinating exploration of true crimes and true love by Shona Erskine. ‘Love You, Stranger’ is performed by a trio of dancers, each representing a woman from Australia’s history that was tried for murder in the name of love. Consisting of solos and ensemble dancing, the work witnesses the consequences for three women brought to trial for murder. It takes us into a world where the women’s fates are played out through gossip and judgment, the consequences they face and the similarities across their stories.

Two short works that will have you reconsidering what you thought about contemporary dance.

"...a wonderfully entertaining way to spend a unique evening... a definite must-see" X-Press Magazine

"Boynes, Helmore, King and Lewis are superb. It’s not just the crisp perfection of their many slapstick scenes of physical comedy, but their wildly mobile faces that move, plasticine-like, into ever more comical configurations... You gotta see it. I don’t care whether you’re a contemporary dance aficionado, a newbie or indifferent." Seesaw Magazine

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