Jul
08
2012

Tasdance production is high voltage entertainment

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If you are keen to see some of the country’s best dancers put their years of training, skill and determination to the test, you will want to book tickets to Voltage.

High-energy, electric and at times provocative, the two new dance works from young Australian choreographers Larissa McGowan and Anna Smith are sure to take you on an unforgettable journey through time.

According to Tasdance artistic director Annie Grieg, Voltage explores the themes of rupture, shock and rapid change in a way that will leave you feeling optimistic about the future and reflective about years past.

“Energy and the increasing impact of technology on our lives concern and challenge us all. Larissa, Anna and the dancers meet this challenge head-on and have created two breath-taking and compelling dance works that are not to be missed,” she said.

Sydney-based composer Charlie Chan makes sure that the score does not just accompany or respond to the dancers’ movements, but adds a new level of depth which underpins a slightly more complex and almost confronting story about the rising impact of technology on our lives.

Cutting-edge costumes from Lexi George come to life under the direction of lighting expert Frog Peck of Bluebottle.

However, it is up to the dancers to connect the audience with these two realities, namely electricity currents that can’t be seen or controlled and the impact harnessing this energy in the form of technology has on the world around us.

The result is a compelling narrative that balances the seemingly unbounded energy that drives technological innovation alongside the more thoughtful reflections on society and us.

Voltage is, as the name suggests, high energy featuring two dance works that explore the themes transducer and singularity.

It will be showing at Launceston’s Princess Theatre from 26 to 28 July and Hobart’s Theatre Royal from 2 to 3 August. Tickets are on sale now and you can visit the Tasdance website for more information.

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