Riverside Theatre, Corner Church and Market Streets, Parramatta
Sydney, New South Wales 2150

Tasdance and Western Sydney Dance Action
in association with Riverside Theatres present
One for Sorrow, Two for Joy
From Wednesday 29 October for four performances only

Tasmania’s acclaimed contemporary dance company Tasdance returns to Sydney with their new production ONE FOR SORROW, TWO FOR JOY, playing exclusively at Riverside Theatres from Wednesday 29 October for four performances only. There will also be a special performance for dance students and schools, with a Question and Answer session afterwards.

ONE SORROW, TWO FOR JOY is an exciting new work which features a series of six physical and inventive works by five renowned choreographers including company members Trisha Dunn and Malcolm McMillan, nationally respected choreographers Anna Smith and Natalie Cursio and internationally renowned New Zealand choreographer Raewyn Hill.

The title has come from the old counting rhyme, with each work taking inspiration from one of the six lines:
One for sorrow
Two for joy
Three for a girl
Four for a boy
Five for silver
Six for gold
Seven for a story never been told

One for Sorrow choreographed by Raewyn Hill is Floeur Alder's solo from Mercy: A Dance for the Forgotten which was featured as part of Ten Days on the Island in 2007. The work explores the universal theme of survival in the face of unimaginable hardship, through Tasmania's convict past to imprisonment under repressive regimes of the present.

Trisha Dunn has been dancing with Tasdance for nearly nine years. She has created a duo for two men from the starting point of Two for Joy. This piece explores the polarities of joy and grief and the fragility of happiness.

Three for a Girl is the choreographic work of Malcolm McMillan who has performed with Tasdance for the past seven years. Malcolm has created a beautiful and lyrical work for three women who indulge in Malcolm's luscious and expressive movement style. This section is Malcolm's tribute to Trisha Dunn.

Four for a Boy has been choreographed by Anna Smith who has a long history with Tasdance, having created several works for the company in recent years. Anna is well known for her detailed and articulate movement style and creates dynamic works which stretch the dancers' abilities.

Anna Smith's Five for Silver features an inventive costume design by Brisbane-based designer Greg Clarke that provides a unique performance environment, as it literally connects the dancers in the one costume. Anna's work is intricate and expressive, and the movement fluid, like mercury: the only metallic element liquid at room temperature.

Six for Gold has been developed in a creative development by Natalie Cursio, an independent choreographer from Melbourne. Natalie creates live dance performances from the contexts of public space, film, photography and fashion.

These beautiful pieces are brought to life by dancers: Floeur Alder, Carlie Angel, Laura Levitus, Malcolm McMillan and James Shannon.

‘Raw beauty… this exceptional Tasmanian company is deserving of far greater exposure on the mainland with its fresh and appealing style’ - The Age

VENUE: Riverside Theatres, Cnr Market and Church Streets, Parramatta
DATES: Wednesday 29 October- Saturday 1 November
TIMES: Wed, Fri & Sat at 8:15pm, Thurs at 6.30pm
SINGLE TICKET PRICES: Adults $32, Conc $27, 30 & Under $22, 16 & Under $17
RIVERSIDESAVER PRICES: Adults $28, Conc $23, 30 & Under $19, 16 & Under $14
BOOKINGS: Riverside Box Office 02 8839 3399 or www.riversideparramatta.com.au

Official Website: http://www.riversideparramatta.com.au

Added by mgm events on September 22, 2008

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