Wildebeest and Valley
Address: Corner of Church and Market Streets, Parramatta NSW 2150
Date: 15th February to 17th February
Time: 8pm on 15th February to 17th February; 12:30pm on 16th February
Buy / Ticket: https://riversideparramatta.com.au/show/valley/
A world premiere, Wildebeest examines the artifice of social and gender behaviour through a distillation of human interactions. The piece has been choreographed to an original score by sound composer Kieran Warner-Hunt, and will be performed by Chimene Steele-Prior, Naomi Hibberd, Allie Graham, Mason Peronchik and Sharon Backley-Astrachan.
Following Wildebeest will be the Australian premiere of Valley. Dark and enchanting, Valley is set on a frozen and desolate Arctic island where a small society of four co-exist. Through Backley-Astrachan’s exquisite choreography, Valley explores solitude, vulnerability and sensuality.
Originally created as a solo performance in 2016, Valley has developed into an ensemble piece featuring Backley-Astrachan, Sharon Backley-Astrachan, Allie Graham and Matthew Mizyed. The work premiered at the 2017 Summer Dance Festival in Tel Aviv.
Based in New South Wales, Backley-Astrachan’s works have been invited to venues and festivals across Australia and overseas. Additionally, he has worked with choreographers including Dean Walsh, Kay Armstrong and Joshua Thomson, as well as international artists such as Nick Cave and Marina Abramovic.
Performances:15th February 2018 - 8:00pm
16th February 2018 - 12:30pm
16th February 2018 - 8:00pm
17th February 2018 - 8:00pm