I have never seen anything like this. Nobody has.The Courier Mail
Tens of thousands of years ago, a genetic mutation gave rise to the physical manifestation of red hair in humans. Now, like many, they are endangered.
Tens of thousands of years ago, a genetic mutation gave rise to the physical manifestation of red hair in humans. Now, like many, they are endangered. Air is slowly emptying from a large transparent inflatable structure, ultimately sealing its inhabitants in preserved isolation.
Dancenorth uses the plight of its dancers as an allegory for a contracting world. A world where biodiversity is progressively being suffocated and silenced. Epic and intimate, RED illuminates the universal challenge of our survival: sustaining diverse and resilient social and biological ecosystems.
Concept, Direction & Choreography Amber Haines and Kyle Page
Composition/Sound Design Alisdair Macindoe, featuring Music by Ellen Arkbro and Vocals by Sara Black
Lighting Design Niklas Pajanti
Costume Design Harriet Oxley
Inflatable Set Design Consultant David Cross
Dramaturgy Gideon Obarzanek
Performers/Choreographers Marlo Benjamin and Michael Smith
Previous Performers/Choreographers Cast Sarah Black, Georgia Rudd, James O’Hara and Nelson Earl
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Major Festivals Initiative, managed by Creative Australia, its principal arts investment and advisory body, in association with the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals Inc., commissioned by RISING, Brisbane Festival, Darwin Festival, and Ten Days on the Island.
This production contains full frontal nudity and sound pressure effects (loud noises)
Townsville / Gurambilbarra
Melbourne / Naarm
Brisbane / Meanjin
Ten days on the Island
Hobart / Nipaluna
Queensland Performing Arts Centre
Brisbane / Meanjin