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Beckwith, Megan and Hutchison, Steph 2011, Closer, in Melbourne Fringe Festival, Federation Square, 30 Sep-20 Oct. 2011.

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Performance name Closer
Creator(s) Beckwith, Megan
Hutchison, Steph
Year presented/published 2011
Publisher Melbourne Fringe Festival
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Event name Melbourne Fringe Festival
Performance venue Federation Square
Performance dates 30 Sep-20 Oct. 2011
Description of performance 1 live dance performance
Summary Contemporary dance has only recently gained the capability of mapping imagery into 3D theatre environments that appear to move towards and away from the audiences. This capability radically expands the metaphoric content possible in dance work. This work was animated by Megan Beckwith, performed and choreographed by Stephanie Hutchison with the sound designed by Jacques Soddell. The performance combines contemporary dance with stereoscopic illusions and video imagery. The work is based on the Walter Benjamin’s Ninth Thesis on the Philosophy of History, 1938. Benjamin describes the angel of history being ‘caught in a storm’ from Paradise and being ‘propelled into the future to which his back is turned’. This performance comments on how we invariably move into the future by taking our past with us.
Keyword(s) dance
stereoscopic projection
Notes This live performance was performed at the No Vacancy Project Space, Federation Square, Melbourne.
Language eng
Field of Research 190403 - Dance
Socio Economic Objective 950105 - The Performing Arts (incl. Theatre and Dance)
HERDC Research category J2 Minor original creative work
ERA Research output type JL3 Live performance - Dance
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Document type: Performance
Collection: School of Communication and Creative Arts
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