Weave Movement Theatre Partner with Yumi Umiumare for Unique Premiere Season
Director and Choreographer, Yumi Umiumare, talks about inspirations and the work, “I started the White Day Dream series to experiment through visual poetries, film work and physical theatre. The series was initially inspired by my personal experience with my brother, who is now in a wheelchair after having a cerebral haemorrhage 10 years ago. Weave Movement Theatre inspires me with their incredible artistic commitment and bold approach within their diverse skills - far beyond their physical limitations. This season in Melbourne is an incredible opportunity for audiences to experience the company, and see this kind of contemporary, hybrid performance.”
Weave Movement Theatre is an ambitious and diverse Melbourne-based hybrid dance and theatre performance company, comprised of people with and without disabilities. The company formed in 1997 through an Arts Access Victoria project and continues today developing high quality performances. Weave Movement Theatre’s work subverts audience’s expectations, and challenges conventional ways of seeing dance and disability. They present a distinctive and progressive model for inclusive dance performance.
Direction and Choreography by Yumi Umiumare ~ Composition and Sound Design by Dan West ~ Stage and Costume Design by Jennifer Tran ~ Lighting Design by Richard Vabre ~ Media Art by Bambang N Karim ~ Performed by - Emma J Hawkins, Willow J Conway, Tim Crafti, David Baker, Trevor Dunn, Janice Florence, Melanie Keely, Greg Muir, Ryan New, Emma Norton, Leisa Prowd and Anthony Riddell ~ Weave Artistic Director - Janice Florence