Ochre Contemporary Dance Company returns to BREC.
‘Kwongkan’ (Sand) is a powerful cross-cultural dance-theatre work from Ochre Contemporary Dance Company (Australia) and Daksha Sheth Dance Company (India) – that picks up on the mood and mysticism of ‘Kaya’ performed in Bunbury two years ago. Indigenous Australian and Indian performers create a contemporary work based on traditional dance, daring physical theatre and aerial acrobatics with live music and extraordinary visuals. Trying to comprehend and negotiate environmental catastrophes threatening the survival of ancient cultures, sacred lands and the planet, they transform into powerful dancer-deities who fight against the tsunami of change.
The production stars WA’s Ian Wilkes with India’s brilliant siblings dancer Isha Sharvani and composer Tao Issaro supported by indigenous dancer Nadia Martich. Directed and lit by Artistic Director Mark Howett, dramaturgy by Phil Thomson. ‘Kwongkan’ (Sand) is visually rich, sonically lush with passionately powerful physical performance at its core.
Warnings: Strobe lighting
Cast & Team
Director Mark Howett
Company Dramaturg Phil Thomson
Choreographers Ian Wilkes, Isha Sharvani
Composer Tao Issaro
Performers Ian Wilkes, Isha Sharvani, Tao Issaro, Nadia Martich, Ratheesh Rajendram
Post Show Q & A
Put your burning questions to Company Director Mark Howett, Dramaturg Phil Thomson and performers in a 30 minute Q & A session after the show Thursday, 18th October. Q & A is free for ticket holders attending the Thursday evening show.