SUPERTONE is a performance of re-sensitisation, choreographed by Rennie McDougall. Working from a visually rich cornucopia of celluloid images, from The Wizard of Oz to David LaChapelle, five dancers reclaim the performance space by manifesting these technicolor imagined environments in the physical space, while all other visual stimulants are stripped away. The audience, usually on the periphery of experience, is left only with the performers to share in an energetic exchange – to reawaken a more visceral presence and to question their roles as observers.
Fresh Produce is the closing event of the 2012 Next Wave Festival and a celebratory survey of contemporary experimental practice incorporating live art, installation, dance, video, music and performance. The first event of its kind to be staged at the iconic Queen Victoria Markets, Fresh Produce is an all-out ‘art party’ driven by one of the Festival’s central provocations: what makes people gather? And what better way for people to gather than around food?