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DANCE TERRITORIES - Sarah-Jane Norman (AUS) & Nacera Belaza (FR)

BY Dancehouse | 23-Sep-2016
The 2016 edition of Dance Territories, BORDER LINES, focuses on the relationship of 'body' to 'border', explicitly exploring the impact migration, circulation, invasion and dis-location has had, and continues to have, on personal and cultural identity. Dance Territories is Dancehouse's biennial program presented in association with Melbourne Festival. The innovative premise of Dance Territories, now in its third edition, is to pair an independent Australian artist with an international artist in a double-bill, creating a multi-disciplinary, cross-cultural dialogue in relation to a shared theme.
Venue: Dancehouse
Address: 150 Princes Street, Carlton North 3054
Date: 14-16 October
Time: 7pm
Ticket: COST: $40 F | $35 C | $30 DH Member | $25 Student | $12 Installation Only
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Nacera Belaza, Photo: Agathe Poupeney
PLACE - the places we come from, the places we find ourselves, the places we dream of and the borders between them, shape and define our identity. The 2016 edition of Dance Territories, BORDER LINES, focuses on the relationship of 'body' to 'border', explicitly exploring the impact migration, circulation, invasion and dis-location has had, and continues to have, on personal and cultural identity.

Dance Territories is Dancehouse's biennial program presented in association with Melbourne Festival. The innovative premise of Dance Territories, now in its third edition, is to pair an independent Australian with an international artist in a double-bill, creating a multi-disciplinary, cross-cultural dialogue in relation to a shared theme.

THE RIVER'S CHILDREN & TAKE THIS FOR IT IS MY BODY - SARAH-JANE NORMAN

In 'The River's Children' and 'Take this for it is my body', Sarah-Jane Norman collapses the personal into the political, exploring the impact Australia's brutal colonial history has had on their particular body - the body of the artist, their 'performing' body, in front of the spectator's 'watching' body.

These two works dissolve the borders between dance, live art and sculpture to examine the affects of first contact and the ongoing conflict between Australia's Indigenous and people and their colonisers.

THE SHOUT - NACERA BELAZA

"A movement that goes from the intimate to the surface, until it disappears. A path that constantly uses each one of my pieces, but maybe this one will not go further, it stands there, it contains the shout and ends with it […] The shout is when the anchor does not let go." - Nacera Belaza

The repetition of the gesture, its infinite slowness, the stretching out of time: Nacera Belaza's pieces all explore the movement as one would explore a calm, a profound and continuous breath, one that would mix with "the deafening row of our existences".

DATE : 14-16 OCTOBER
TIME: 7pm
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RUNTIME: 2hrs 15 min with interval

5pm-7pm - installation only

WHERE: All spaces, Dancehouse – partially wheelchair accessible
COST: $40 F | $35 C | $30 DH Member | $25 Student | $12 Installation Only