Next Move Commission
20 – 29 June 2014
Chunky Move Studios, Melbourne
the lines of birds
Direction & Choreography: Paea Leach
Lighting Design: Bosco Shaw
Composition & Sound Design: Madeleine Flynn & Tim Humphrey
Costume Consultant: Shio Otani
Performers: Paea Leach, Gregory Lorenzutti, Michaela Pegum
“Anouk van Dijk’s instincts are sound in her choice of truly interesting choreographers.” ****ArtsHub
“Each contribution is fresh, thoughtful and rigorous in its own distinct way.” ****Herald Sun
“A contrasting and consistently engaging program” Dance Australia
In a first for the Next Move program, It Cannot Be Stopped brought together three of Australia’s rising creative talents – Atlanta Eke, Benjamin Hancock and Paea Leach – each of whom performed in their own work, taking as their starting point their philosophical, personal and conceptual approaches to performance making.
Showcasing three works across three spaces, Atlanta Eke performed Fountain, her philosophical exploration of the ageing body, the passing of time, and its relationship to, and effect on, memory; while Benjamin Hancock presented his beguiling Princess, an intensely personal work examining the role of dynasts and the building of empires.
Rounding out the evening was Paea Leach’s the lines of birds, a choreographic investigation for three dancers, exploring liminal space, pathways and desire lines. the lines of birds was scored live by sound musicians, Madeleine Flynn and Tim Humphrey, who integrated, responded to, and magnified ambient sound, creating a unique score for each performance.
It Cannot Be Stopped found its curatorial thread through each individual’s distinct and driven approach to creating work. From the politically grounded performance art of Atlanta Eke, to the technically rigorous style of Benjamin Hancock, It Cannot Be Stopped showcased three divergent works from three inimitable performance makers.