Legs On The Wall, images: Brett Boardman
VOX Choir, Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, images: Dan Coyne
FORM Dance Projects, Legs On The Wall and VOX, Sydney Philharmonia Choirs’ youth choir (aged 16-24), are collaborating on a cross-disciplinary project, PUNCTURE to be developed in 2013 and presented in a premiere season at Riverside in 2014.
PUNCTURE uses a score drawn from the history of western song from Monteverdi to Radiohead to explore the rituals of courtship and young love. PUNCTURE is set in the present, at a party, a gathering where young people explore the various nuances of social discourse. The preening, the social groupings, the entrances and exits, the dances, the etiquette of flirting. The sound track of the party is provided by the 40 voices of VOX choir singing songs about love penned by some of the great composers from the history of song.
Reimagining forms the core of PUNCTURE. As with the music, the choreography’s starting point will be dances from history that have been created to bring people together in public, from masques, the court dances of Louis XIV, the various modes of ballroom, popular dances of the 20th century and the unbridled energy of the mosh pit.
Ultimately, the experience for the audience will be like watching a party unfold where the physcial language of the world tells a story that traverses time, revealing our deep connection and immense differences with what has gone before.
Director: Patrick Nolan, Legs On The Wall
Music Director: Elizabeth Scott, VOX, Sydney Philharmonia Choirs
Composer: Stefan Gregory
Video Designer: Mic Gruchy
Choreographer: Kathryn Puie
Dancers: Dean Cross, Kathryn Puie, Kristina Chan, Joshua Thomson
Puncture 2013 Trailer – First Creative Development:
- Performance Workshops: 23 – 25 July 10:30AM, Legs On The Wall (FULL)
- Singing Workshops: 29 – 30 July 10:30AM, Lennox Theatre, Riverside
- Workshop Tickets: $25 (Teacher’s Free)
This project has been supported by Parramatta City Council’s Grants Program.