The workings of the choreographer’s mind are revealed in a bespoke series of ‘dance lecture’ events. Featuring three of Sydney’s most celebrated dance and performance artists, Julie-Anne Long, Bhenji Ra and Ivey Wawn, we get the inside story on the evocative and often daring ways these artists use the body to challenge the way we see the world. Combining storytelling with movement and images, this series traces connections between real-life stories, the big topics of our time – climate change, the female body and social co-operation – and dance.
Ivey Wawn combines knowledge from science, politics and popular culture to reveal how the social choreographies we live within might be something we can also reconfigure. Ivey draws on poetics from observations of microbial and economic processes to develop choreographic blueprints for the human scale. Her current research considers how speculative practices, especially those concerning debt, manipulate the relations between past, present and future.
Late Night Library: Talking Bodies is produced by the City of Sydney, presented in collaboration with co-curators Rhiannon Newton and Katy Green Loughrey, in conjunction with Critical Path’s March Dance Festival.