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At the heart of this series is a curiosity for form. As a collection of works The Curiosities looks at the architecture of the human body - its intricate structure and evolution, and physical and emotional complexities.
Disc 1. The Curiosities
A full length performance in collaboration with leading scientists, new media artists and dancers. Inspired by the processes of biological development and evolution, The Curiosities evokes the feeling of a surreal natural history museum, where the body is presented as a specimen for scrutiny - homo sapiens, exquisitely adapted but curious at it fringes, fragile and flawed, ever-evolving. 2008/09, 60 mins
Performed IO Myers Studio 2008 Performance Space, Carriageworks 2009 Excerpts Dancehouse Melbourne and International Festival Media and Arts, Yokohama Japan 2009
Disc 2. Short Dance Films
Alma & Ena
video, duration: 5 mins
2 sisters. 2 variations, premiered in 2011.
video, duration 14 mins. A cabinet of moving curiosities
(a distillation and reinterpretation of the live work The Curiosities) premiered 2012.
Reading the Body
video, duration: 6.30 mins
A duet for dancer and animated anatomical imagery, based on a poem by Jenny Bornholdt (NZ Poet Laureate) Screened Manchester, Hong Kong, Tokyo, China, Germany, New Zealand 2010 Finalist Reeldance Australia/NZ competition 2010. Glasshouse Gallery, Port Macquarie 2011