MoveMe Festival

Posted by Thom Smyth, March 24th, 2016

Five days of new Australian dance, right here in Perth.

MoveMe Festival lets you experience an arts festival in a radically new way. One pass gets you into all the main events as the Festival transforms the State Theatre Centre of Western Australia for a week of big new shows and big new ideas.

Ausdance WA, Co3 Australia, Performing Lines WA, PRAXIS and STRUT Dance have teamed up to bring you the best new dance shows right here in Perth.

Performing Lines WA are very excited to present Dark Matter by PRAXIS – a stunning multisensory dance installation featuring 5 dancers in a constantly shifting world of digital projection mapping, a pulsating live score and over 1000kg of rice!!Snapseed_1

Check out these snaps from the Dark Matter photo shoot. We had an awesome day with these super talented dancers and the amazing photographer Matt Sav, along with plenty of other helping hands including Laura, Tristen, Alexander, Ian, Thom, Charley and myself (Rachel).

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Grab a Festival Pass to gain access to all the main shows, plus special events before and after each show and a sweet discount at the festival bars.

It’s your festival – get your seats now an exclusive early bird price. Full program of events released July 2016.

Don’t miss out! Get your early bird tickets here.

Filed under Dance, PRAXIS, Uncategorized


Dark Matter now in development

Posted by Thom Smyth, March 13th, 2015

We’re pretty gosh darn excited to announce we’ll be working with PRAXIS on their development of new show Dark Matter. PRAXIS are collective featuring choreographer and dancer Laura Boynes, composer and cellist Tristen Parr and visual artist and curator Alexander Boynes. They work across a range of genres and media, including dance, installation, projection and visual art.

DM headerCurrently in development, Dark Matter is an exploration of our ability to adapt to changing physical and social environments. A metric tonne of rice is piled on stage, from which the six dancers emerge. It acts as floor, a prop and a projection surface, creating a constantly shifting environment for the performers.

It’s also the staple food for about half the planet. Dark Matter abstractly explores how humans are able to adapt to new surroundings, nodding to the current hot button political issues of immigration, isolation and integration.

You can follow the progress of the development here on the blog.

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