EXCLUSIVE TO AARHUS
An Aarhus 2017 Commission
Presented by Aarhus 2017 and Chunky Move
Depth of Field: Aarhus Variation by acclaimed Dutch choreographer, Anouk van Dijk, and the Chunky Move ensemble, will combine dance, opera, music and theatre in a urban performance of brilliance and surprise. Using the tools of light as it changes from brightness, through dusk to strange darkness, Depth of Field takes the viewer on a sensory journey, activated by sight, sound and what is found, contrasted with the prepared choreography of the street and surrounds.
Through manipulating ambient and recorded sound, and by utilizing artificial lights and effects the viewer is taken beyond the immediate spectacle to nuanced and poetic encounters outside the normal perceptual range. The audience will find themselves entranced by sudden operatic moments, listen in on conversations, and be witness to the convulsive, intense dance of van Dijk’s superb movement ensemble.
Depth of Field will engage the audience in an event that will alter the senses and change our expectations about what dance might be. A fully urban event, Depth of Field will involve ensemble work from some of Aarhus’ best creative groups, choirs, musicians and singers as well as dancers and members of the public.
CHOREOGRAPHY & DIRECTION: ANOUK VAN DIJK
PERFORMERS: JAMES VU ANH PHAM, NIHARIKA SENAPATI, TARA JADE SAMAYA
COSTUME DESIGN: MEL PAGE
SOUND & SYSTEM DESIGN: MARCO CHER-GIBARD
DRAMATURGY: ANNY MOKOTOW
Depth of Field is supported by the Australian Government through its Catalyst programme and the Australia Council for the Arts.