Dance, live music and digital animation collide in Desirelines, the electric chamber ballet by Collusion. The original concept by Benjamin Greaves arrives at Hawthorn Arts Centre on 26 and 27 July, with stainless steel tracks set to transform the historic space for the first Melbourne performance of this award nominated show.
The on-stage performers – three musicians and four dancers – use the tracks to navigate a digitally animated landscape. Striking a new balance between live music and dance, they are placed at the intersection between choice and obligation, with individual desires emerging from all seven performers.
The work is named after the concept of ‘desirelines’ – the improvised tracks created by people who defy the ways designed for them by others. Captivating visuals, including projected musical scores, enable the musicians to interact freely in the space as they perform the virtuosic score made up of original compositions by Susan Hawkins (Light From Below) and masterworks by Sculthorpe and Ibert.
Hawthorn Arts Centre
360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn, VIC 3122