As you know, KAGE recently premiered Flesh and Bone in Melbourne and Sundowner is currently touring Australia. It’s now time for FORKLIFT to take centre stage as they work towards the world premiere season planned for early 2014.
This is a major new dance-circus work combining the skills of three remarkable women and a forklift!
FORKLIFT is an international collaboration between Australia and Finland. They began developing the work in Brisbane last year and are delighted to have received support to continue making the work in Helsinki later this month. One of Their performers, Henna Kaikula, was born and raised in Finland and moved to Melbourne in 2009 which is when they first met. They have been trying to find the perfect project on which to collaborate and are over the moon that they are finally creating a new work together.
To date they have been successful in securing some great project partners such as the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts in Brisbane, Cirko – Center for New Circus in Helsinki, and Arts Centre Melbourne, but as the end of the financial year draws closer, they are seeking your support to raise $10,000 to complete the creative development of the work in Melbourne and to realise the vision of the final presentation.
Featuring contortion, aerial acrobatics, striking lighting effects and original musical composition, FORKLIFT looks at the connection between humankind and machinery and their conflicting relationship. This is your chance to be part of something completely new and exciting from KAGE – their first ever outdoor work.
They would be delighted and very grateful if you would consider continuing your support for KAGE. To make a fully tax-deductible gift towards FORKLIFT please fill in the donation form or donate online at www.givenow.com.au/KAGE.
They look forward to welcoming you to the world premiere of FORKLIFT next year.
Kate Denborough and Gerard Van Dyck