‘​A secret world of dance’

EXPRESS YOURSELF: “Dads represents this place where we think dance doesn’t happen but unfolds to reveal that dance happens in very strange and unexpected ways,” director Miranda Wheen said.Dance Makers Collective have called in some unlikely experts for their next show –their dads.
Nanjing Night Net

FORM Dance Projects and Riverside Theatres will present the newhighly-anticipated work from Dance Makers Collective entitled Dads.

“Dads is about finding dance in the mostunexpected places,”director and performer Miranda Wheen said.

“As a professional dancer, I was very surprised to find that my dad also had adedicated dance practice, the only difference being that his occurs behind closed doors…with atambourine.”

The 33-year-old has been dancing ever since she was old enough to walk and saidDadswill be the first full length show she’s directed.

“It’s also very group devised so everyone’s very involved in the making. I’m very lucky to be working with such a great team,” she added.

Through interviews with their dads and sessions in the rehearsal studio, Dance Makers Collectivehave uncovered a secret world of dance practices including carport parties, door knobs as dancepartners, sherbets for Dutch courage and the use of dance as a pathway for recovery.

Dads will journey to the heart of why we cannot help but dance, combining contemporary dance,recorded interviews with a variety of fathers and a soundtrack guaranteed to make you want to‘slide around the floor’.

“What I love about this contemporary dance work isthe revealing insight it provides into our relationships with our dads. To enhance the storytellingaspects of the show, we employed some interesting radio documentary techniques throughoutthe process,” producer and performer Carl Sciberras said.

“Our dads were very honest and candid in their interviews because they wereconducted by us –their children –and so the love is abundant. The things they told us about dancewere often surprising, and those moments of discovery are the gems we facet in this show.”

WhenWheen was asked to describe the show in three words she said: “light, relationships and celebration.”

“The show is really about dance and dads represent a section of society where dance is really unexpected. The show uncovers what dance really means to the average person,” Wheen explained.

Devisors and performers include;Matt Cornell, Anya McKee, Sophia Ndaba, Katina Olsen, MarniePalomares, Melanie Palomares, Carl Sciberras, Miranda Wheen and Rosslyn Wythes.

Details: November 2 –5at 8pm; and 12.30pm on November 4 with Q&A.Riverside Theatres, corner ofChurchandMarketStreets,Parramatta.Tickets:Adult$35;Concession$28.Tobook:CalltheBoxOfficeon88393399orvisitriversideparramatta南京夜网419论坛.

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