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Hatching creativity: WAAPA dancers showcase their choreographic talents

Monday, 22 August 2016

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At the end of every year, WAAPA shines a light on the choreographic talents of its graduating dancers in a series of public performances of their original dance works.

This year’s show, Hatch, features the contemporary dance pieces of ten 3rd Year Dance students, set to original music composed by WAAPA’s Composition and Music Technology students.

Performed by students from across WAAPA’s Dance course in the intimate setting of the Dolphin Theatre, Hatch runs from Tuesday, 23 - Friday, 26 August, with a matinee on Saturday, 27 August.

The students’ evocative, inventive dance works encompass a wide range of themes, providing a fascinating insight into the interests and concerns of these talented young artists.

Opening the show will be Nikki Tarling’s piece The Antisocial Social Club,an exploration of what it is to be an introvert in a noisy world. Lauren Catellani describes her evocatively titled Something Lemon as “a surrealist-inspired work about desire”. Ellen-Hope Thomson’s Bluets explores a passion for colour, while Keshia Ollivierre’s Flux is an exploration of change and flow.

“The journey is universal, the experience is unique’ is how Mitchell Spadaro describes his piece, Her Bones. Anneliese Kirk’s Ligne de Fuite is a whimsical exploration of thoughts and dreams. In Sloth, Mani Mae Gomes compares how laziness can be acceptable in a sloth but not in a human, while Michelle Aitken examines the myth of taming the wild in This is Our First Rodeo. Sarah Sim describes her work 20:50 as ‘a stage full of pink and roses and light’, while Phillipa Mills’ Synapse completes the program.

With such a stimulating diversity of subject material, Hatch promises to be an entertaining evening of contemporary dance from ten exciting young choreographers on the cusp of their professional careers.

For all venue and performance details, please visit the Hatch performance web page.

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