Whispering limbs: cross-cultural collaboration in a hybrid of contemporary dance, media, sound and improvisation

Campbell, Steven, Milledge, Russell, and Youdell, Rebecca (2009) Whispering limbs: cross-cultural collaboration in a hybrid of contemporary dance, media, sound and improvisation. In: UNSPECIFIED. From: Tropics of the Imagination Conference, 2 - 3 November 2009, Cairns, QLD, Australia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Whispering Limbs was a performance collaboration between Cairns-based duo Bonemap, Brisbane-based dance trio Polytoxic, Indigenous Cairns-based dancer Earl Rosas and Townsville-based sound artist Steven Campbell. The collaboration was facilitated by Bonemap's principal artists, Rebecca Youdell and Russell Milledge. Through the lens of cross-cultural collaboration, the work places the dancers in a sweep of surreal landscapes, exploring a range of contemporary cultural and cross-cultural themes within a highly integrated, immersive and improvised performance arena. Devised within two weeks and presented over three nights during the 2009 Cairns On Edge Contemporary Media and Performance Festival, Whispering Limbs presents a cultural mix of Indigenous, Polynesian and Caucasian performance. This paper details the development process, the performance environment, the main themes of the work and the manner in which these themes were realised through a focus on the choreography, video projections and sound design in four of the work's twelve scenes.

Item ID: 18916
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
Keywords: bonemap, creative arts, contemporary arts, dance, performance, cross-cultural, interdisciplinary
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2014 04:03
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