Address: Corner of Church and Market Streets, Parramatta
Date: 2 to 4 November 2017
Ticket: Adult $35, Conc $28
Buy / Ticket: https://riversideparramatta.com.au/show/common-anomalies/
Vastly different in style, the three works will explore each of the performer’s unique personal histories. The performances adapt breakdance, visual art, contemporary techniques, vogue and folklore styles in dynamic vignettes.
Each performer’s work will have a unique approach however the common thread between the pieces is the anomalies of each artist – the fusing of things rarely seen together, to create something unique and personal for each.
Performer Carl Sciberras said, “Myself, Imanuel and Bhenji all hail from families with diverse Asian and European backgrounds. Our ancestry, our experiences and our communities directly impact our decisions, our views and our approaches to making. Although we are very different artists working in different ways, these solos are all personal expressions. This program is an important and exciting venture for us and we're excited to share it with audiences.”
'Common Anomalies' includes:
'Pink Ranger with a Martha Graham effect'
Creator and Performer: Bhenji Ra
Bhenji Ra explores the feminine body in popular culture, modern dance and the ballroom scene.
'What We Don’t See'
Creator and Performer: Imanuel Dado
Imanuel Dado attempts to journalise some of his questions about life decisions and second-guessing including artistic choices, career pathways and personal relationships.
Creator and Performer: Carl Sciberras
An ode to a soup recipe by Carl Sciberras’ nan. Like Sciberras, the soup has origins in Italy, Malta and Australia, and will be used as a metaphor to explore mixed race heritage. Sciberras will cook the soup and dance (his)tory in-between.