Wintering, the latest dance work by choreographer Aimee Smith, asks the question what is it to live in a changing and disintegrating world? How do we sit with the tension between beauty and destruction, hope and fear?

Inspired by the fragility and strength of an iced landscape Wintering uses imagery and sounds collected by the artist from the Arctic environment together with the moving, dancing body to explore this complex relationship between humans and the natural world.

About the Artist

Aimee is a West Australian-based choreographer and dance artist who’s work has been performed in Japan, Taiwan, India and Australia. She is an active member of STRUT; has been commissioned to create works for BUZZ Dance Theatre and WAAPA; has independently choreographed numerous performance and installation works including Borderlines (2012), Accidental Monsters of Meaning (2011), and Breakings (2010); and continues to expand her interdisciplinary practice through an ongoing residency at CIA Studios.
Jenni graduated from WAAPA in 2010, receiving the award for ‘most outstanding student’. In 2011 Jenni understudied for Narelle Benjamin’s The Dark Room, Frances Ring’s Debris and Anton’s Beautiful Noise with Legs on the Wall. In 2012 Jenni works with Sue Peacock on Reflect, and joins Tasdance to work with Larissa McGowan, Anna Smith, Anton and Frances Rings.
Rhiannon completed her BA Dance Honours at WAAPA in 2007. She developed The Check Point Solo with Jo Pollitt, performing it at Under The Radar, Brisbane; First Run, Lucy Guerin Inc; and Judson Church, New York (2011). As a dancer Rhiannon has worked with artists such as Jan Fabre (Belgium), Odelya Kupperberg (Israel) and Chrissie Parrott (Australia).
An avid collector of sound and music, Ben’s diverse practice includes sound design for choreographers Aimee Smith and Sue Peacock, music programmer for Artrage’s Bakery Arts Venue, hosting The Underground Solution radio program on RTRFM, DJ and music promoter. Ben is currently undertaking a PhD in sociology, investigating the intersections of music, social change and politics.
Trent Suidgeest is an dynamic, emerging Australian Theatrical Lighting Designer and graduate of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. Noted as a "young gun lighting designer" by Queensland Theatre Company's newly appointed Artistic Director, Wesley Enoch.
Mike has 20 years experience in the Performing Arts with Lighting Design and Production Management his forte. He has worked throughout Australia and Internationally during his career.
Kane Ikin is an Australian musician based in Melbourne. With his musical beginnings principally as a self-taught guitarist, early exposure to post punk/rock and electronic music sparked a desire for exploration beyond standard sounds, into synthesis, field recordings, found sound and heavily treated signal paths. Kane is most well know as one half of Solo Andata alongside Paul Fiocco. His debut solo release Contrail is forthcoming on 12K records.
  • Image: Eva Fernandez
  • Image: Eva Fernandez
  • Image: Eva Fernandez

Dates: 19-23 May, 25-27 May

Location: Arts House, Meat Market, 5 Blackwood St, North Melbourne (tram route 55 & 59, stop 14)

Times: 7pm (except Friday 25 May 6pm)

Duration: 1 hr

Ticket Prices: Full $20, Conc $16

Bookings: Venue Tix 1300 30 40 72 or online (credit card only)

This event is also part of Day Pass 2

Wheelchair accesible: Yes

Warnings: Smoke effects




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