This explosive dance production tests the mettle of personal relationships when communities are besieged with intense experiences such as natural disasters. Created in 2011 by Dancenorth Artistic Director Raewyn Hill after an unprecedented year of natural disasters in Queensland and abroad, Mass explores the notion of community in extraordinary circumstances. Profound yet playful, with dancers scaling walls, the performance looks at multiple meanings of mass and showcases the extraordinary talents of the dancers.
Mass features the work of two acclaimed Spanish talents, with a powerful soundtrack from composer Mika Luna with vocal from Jocelyn West ( David Lynch) and intriguing digital imagery by Mariona Omedes (2011 winner of the Spanish National Award for Culture) and chronicles the rollercoaster ride to recovery with brutal honesty and painfully beautiful choreography.2013 performance dates
“One of the finest contemporary dance pieces I’ve seen.” - Denise Carter, Cairns Post
“MASS deserves a sell-out season.” - Bernadette Ashley, Townsville Bulletin Arts Critic
“Mass is underpinned with an intellectual rigour, giving it a richness and depth that demands a second look” - Denise Richardson, Dance Australia
“A provocative, surprising work with the human body taxed to capacity as a varied tool of expression.” - Gillian Wills, Arts Hub for Brisbane Festival. Read full review here.Production information