Spectacular – Double screening
Inspired by the choreographic work of Penelope Mullen’s Danse Noir, which premiered in Brisbane 2014, GRAVITAS was born.
While observing Penelope rehearse the live dance work, renowned author Stephen Schofield spontaneously penned evocative words in which he described the spirit and articulation of the dancers as they traversed the space with a sense of gravitas.
And so it emerged ‘GRAVITAS’, a film featuring extraordinary dancers captured by film makers Richard Keenan and Guy Calaf.
Co-Produced by Louise Howden-Smith and conceived and choreographed by Penelope Mullen.
Filmed in the crystal caves at Yanchep, WA, the film explores the reverence one feels when immersed within the grandeur of nature’s architecture.
Special ‘live’ solo dance performance by Tyrel Dulvarie (who features in GRAVITAS) and is a member of Bangarra Dance Theatre.
A young man reconciles ancient tradition with the modern, urban world in this debut feature from Stephen Page, artistic director of Australia’s renowned Bangarra Dance Theatre.
This visually arresting ﬁlm may be Stephen Page’s directorial debut, but Page is no stranger to the telling of stories through movement and images.
As artistic director of the world-renowned Bangarra Dance Theatre, he has spent over twenty years interpreting the stories of Indigenous Australians for global stages. Now Page brings Bangarra’s outstanding dance work SPEAR to the screen.
GRAVITAS and SPEAR
Sunday 17 July - 12.30pm
$22.50 Adult (Includes booking fee)
$17.50 Concessions (Includes booking fee)
The J Theatre, 60 Noosa Drive, Noosa Heads
DURATION: 2.5 hours with intermission
Dance solo – Tyrel Dulvarie
Screening – Gravitas
In conversation with Penelope Mullen + Q & A
Screening – Spear (feature film)
Celebrating our 15th Anniversary.
Ten incredible days and nights, presenting the best of the best in terms of artists, performers, authors, visual arts, film food and fun!
Ian Mackellar, Festival Director: "We are ecstatic on how exciting our 2016 festival event program is, and truly there is something for all ages, tastes and price ranges on offer in this year’s program."
The J Theatre, Noosa Heads
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