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CREATION solstice performance

Deborah Kelly, CREATION (still), 2020–21. Image courtesy and © the artist
When

Sunday 20 June from 5pm to 5:45pm

Art will spill out onto the MCA forecourt as Deborah Kelly leads a special solstice event. Developed by the artist with audiences throughout June, this performance is a joyous collective ritual welcoming you to CREATION – a newly invented queer, science fiction and climate-change focussed religion.

Bringing together dance, projections, iconography and music – this performance is a call to take a stand, a step and a whirl. Audiences are invited to take part in the ceremony and encouraged to wear white. No experience necessary.

This performance may contain strong language. Please note, performance will go ahead, rain or shine.

About the Creation

CREATION offers a sense of sacredness, ritual and connection. Instigated by Australian artist Deborah Kelly in collaboration with a host of artists, musicians, poets and friends, the project is currently presented at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) as part of The National 2021: New Australian Art exhibition.

About the artist

Deborah Kelly is a Melbourne-born, Sydney-based artist. For a decade, she has been working with groups of strangers in cities around the world to make experiential collaborations emphasising process, community and aesthetic intensity.

About Angela Goh

Angela Goh is a dancer and choreographer who lives and works in Sydney. Her work has toured across Australia and to Europe, the UK, the USA and Asia. Her work poses possibilities for disruption and transformation inside the aesthetics and conditions of technocapitalism, planetarity, and the post-Anthropocene. She has won the Keir Choreographic Award 2020; FBi Sydney Music Arts and Culture Best Artist Award 2017; and received the inaugural Sydney Dance Company x Create NSW Fellowship 2020/21.

About SEET Dance

Charemaine Seet founded Seet Dance when she returned to Sydney from New York. SEET Dance is a contemporary dance school that, in the words of Ausdance NSW, has become the “foremost place in Sydney where dance is taught as a contemporary art form”. “As a choreographer and former principal dancer in leading dance companies in London and New York, I had a vision to offer children the same artistic stimulus I encountered working with pioneering dance makers. I was taking a wild leap but I believe the experiment is succeeding and my students are taking flight.”

Covid-safe information

The health and safety of visitors and staff is our main priority at the MCA. We are following government guidelines with regard to Covid-19 to ensure our visitors and staff are safe at all times and follow social distancing guidelines. Please read our visitor safety information.

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