World premiere event!
For centuries we have used dance to connect, seduce and play; from the masked ball to the mosh pit. PUNCTURE invites the audience to embrace the risk of intimacy in a crowded room, from the restraint and formality of classical dance through to the sensuality of the tango and the rebellion of youth.
Three leading Sydney based performing arts companies have combined forces with some of Australia’s most renowned dance and theatre makers, under the direction of Patrick Nolan, to explore the rituals of courtship and young love in PUNCTURE.
PUNCTURE explores the nuances of play between a group of young people discovering each other through dance; the preening, the groupings, the fighting and the flirting.
Stefan Gregory’s score is inspired by the some of the great composers from Monteverdi to Madonna, and sung live by the 30 voice choir accompanied by percussionist Bree Van Reyk. They take to the dance floor with 12 young dancers choreographed by Kathryn Puie and led by two of Australia’s finest dance artists, Kristina Chan and Joshua Thomson.
Director: Patrick Nolan
Choreographer: Kathryn Puie
Composer: Stefan Gregory
Musical Director: Elizabeth Scott
Designer: Mel Page
Video Designer: Mic Gruchy
Percussionist: Bree Van Ryk
Dancers/Collaborators: Kristina Chan, Joshua Thomson,
Anna Healey, Jessica Wong, Michael Smith, Cloé Fournier, Jay Bailey, Stephen Williams, Billy Kevohang, Hayley Raw, Kei Ishi, Rob McRedie
Choir: VOX –Sydney Philharmonia Choirs