Exploring themes of isolation and dislocation, this dance/theatre/film performance examines an Australian experience of landscape.
Featuring award winning performer Jacqui Claus, standing bird is a mystery story. What crime has been committed? What are the forces that threaten? What do we feel but cannot see?
Referencing the tradition of Australian gothic horror, landscape is cast as a potentially malevolent and hostile character. A place of fearful secrets, unheard voices and the hidden – is this a natural environment inhospitable to freedom?
standing bird is an exciting collaboration between leading independent West Australian artists also featuring (in film/vision/sound): Paea Leach, Shona Erskine, Kyle Morrison, and Sally Richardson. Variations have been presented as part of Dance on Film (Dance Week 2010), Short Cuts (Strut 2009) and Reeldance WA.
Concept/ Text/ Direction Sally Richardson
Choreographer Danielle Micich
Performer Jaqui Claus
Sound Kingsley Reeve
Vision/ Film Ashley de Prazer
Dramaturgy Humphrey Bower