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Video still from 'Make Your Life Count' (2023) by Sarah Aiken
Location
On-site
The Substation, 1 Market Street, Newport, Victoria 3015, Australia
Dates
1 March–1 April 2023
Times
Wed–Sat 12–6pm
Format
Substation Program/​Exhibition/​Free
Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible

Admission

Free

PRESENTED BY THE SUBSTATION AND FRAME: A BIENNIAL OF DANCE

REALREEL
is an exhibition curated by Jo Lloyd and Melanie Lane bringing together a nation-wide selection of artists that centre the body [dance] on screen with a focus on experimental, contemporary performance making and varied, Australian choreographic voices.

Spanning from cultural storytelling to speculative fiction, the exhibition reflects on the language of dance on film as an archive of memory, ephemerality and imagination.

Traditionally a live art form, these films shift dance beyond the limits of the body and into a space that captures time, movement and human experience in extraordinary ways.



ACCESS

This exhibition is wheelchair accessible and gender-neutral accessible toilets are available.

Download wall labels (descriptions of the works)


CURATED BY

Melanie Lane
Jo Lloyd


FEATURED ARTISTS

Dalisa Pigram (Marrugeku)
Vernon Ah Kee (Marrugeku)
Deanne Butterworth
Harrison Ritchie-Jones
Yolanda Lowatta and Cass Mortimer
Margie Medlin
Angela Goh
Sarah Aiken
Tony Yap
Jo Lloyd
Prue Lang and Mathieu Briand

Presented as part of FRAME: A biennial of Dance by The Substation with Melanie Lane and Jo Lloyd. The Substation is a proud festival partner of FRAME.

The Substation thanks RISING for their support with gallery furniture loans.

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2 July 2021
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Drawing from the relationship between music and dance, DaS is a celebration of this deep history. Imagined as an experience of 'choreography and sound', DaS exists as a form of training for dance artists and musicians to practice live performance at a time where these opportunities are becoming increasingly hard to find. The first iterations will be closed to audiences with a view to work towards public viewings once the practice is established and COVID regulations allow.

Open and free to all professional dance artists, each session will focus on listening; to sound, to the body, to space and will consider this as a frame to transport, transform, share and rupture. It is a supportive space where dance artists can practice both roles of performer and audience, with the option to freely oscillate between these. The practice is open to including writing and notating.

You are invited to participate in the third iteration of DaS event on Friday 2 July facilitated by Substation resident artists Melanie Lane and Jo Lloyd, and soundtracked by a live set from Marco Cher-Gibard.

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DaS #4
17 December 2021
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Drawing from the relationship between music and dance, DaS is a celebration of this deep history. Imagined as an experience of 'choreography and sound', DaS exists as a form of training for dance artists and musicians to practice live performance at a time where these opportunities are becoming increasingly hard to find. The first iterations will be closed to audiences with a view to work towards public viewings once the practice is established and COVID regulations allow.

Open and free to all professional dance artists, each session will focus on listening; to sound, to the body, to space and will consider this as a frame to transport, transform, share and rupture. It is a supportive space where dance artists can practice both roles of performer and audience, with the option to freely oscillate between these. The practice is open to including writing and notating.

DaS #4 is facilitated by The Substation resident artists Melanie Lane and Jo Lloyd, and soundtracked by a live set from sound artist Jannah Quill.

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DaS #5
11 March 2022
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Drawing from the relationship between music and dance, DaS is a celebration of this deep history. Imagined as an experience of 'choreography and sound', DaS exists as a form of training for dance artists and musicians to practice live performance at a time where these opportunities are becoming increasingly hard to find.

Open and free to all professional dance artists, each session will focus on listening; to sound, to the body, to space and will consider this as a frame to transport, transform, share and rupture. It is a supportive space where dance artists can practice both roles of performer and audience, with the option to freely oscillate between these. The practice is open to including writing and notating.

DaS #5 will be facilitated by The Substation resident artist Jo Lloyd and soundtracked by a live set from artist and musician Tina Havelock Stevens.

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DaS #6
24 June 2022
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Drawing from the relationship between music and dance, DaS is a celebration of this deep history. Imagined as an experience of 'choreography and sound', DaS exists as a form of training for dance artists and musicians to practice live performance at a time where these opportunities are becoming increasingly hard to find.

Open and free to all professional dance artists, each session will focus on listening; to sound, to the body, to space and will consider this as a frame to transport, transform, share and rupture. It is a supportive space where dance artists can practice both roles of performer and audience, with the option to freely oscillate between these. The practice is open to including writing and notating.

DaS #6 will be facilitated by The Substation resident artists, Jo Lloyd and Melanie Lane, accompanied by composer, artist and musician Evelyn Morris.

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Progress Report
1–4 March 2023
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PRESENTED BY THE SUBSTATION AND FRAME: A BIENNIAL OF DANCE

Progress Report
is a solo performance about consumerism and waste. The work puts everyday decisions under the microscope to reveal seemingly contradictory, at times hilarious and often unbearable truths.

A hortative manifesto that boldly proclaims wasting waste is a waste, Progress Report exemplifies the imperative need to transform the value of garbage.

With this latest work, long-time collaborators Alison Currie and Alisdair Macindoe delve into their mutual interest in objects and subjects in performance.

Progress Report features an ever-evolving stage design by Meg Wilson, subtle and impactful sonic worlds created by co-sound designers Sascha Budimski and Alisdair Macindoe and is delicately performed by Cazna Brass and Rachel Coulson.

Progress Report features several cubic metres of industrial plastics that have been intercepted midway through their recycling process. The work mirrors a dynamic state of change, reflecting this intercepted process, where objects, performer, text and choreography are in flux.

The Substation galleries, bar and bookshop will open one hour prior to the performance. Latecomers will not be admitted.


CASTING

Rachel Coulson: Wednesday 1 March and Friday 3 March
Cazna Brass: Thursday 2 March and Saturday 4 March

CONTENT WARNING

Coarse language, smoke/haze, low light levels and high noise levels.


ARTIST TALK

There will be a post-show artist talk on Friday 3 March.


ACCESS

The performance and the post-show artist talk on Friday 3 March will be Auslan interpreted by Auslan Stage Left.


SAVE WITH A FRAME PASS

Buy a FRAME Pass and access a minimum 15% discount on tickets to FRAME events, productions, classes and parties. With a FRAME pass, Progress Report tickets are $15 (usually $25).


PRODUCTION CREDITS


Concept/Direction/Choreography/Writing: Alison Currie and Alisdair Macindoe
Soloist: Cazna Brass and Rachel Coulson (refer to casting above for details)
Sound Design: Sascha Budimski and Alisdair Macindoe
Set, Lighting and Costume Design: Meg Wilson
Producers: Penelope Leishman, Jason Cross and Insite Arts
Choreographic Development Artists: Lewis Rankin and Kialea-Nadine Williams
Lighting Consultant: Matthew Adey
Video and Photography: Sam Roberts

Made and premiered at Vitalstatistix on Kaurna Country 2021

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