Contemporary dance arrives back In the Flesh

Contemporary dance arrives back In the Flesh

Last Updated: 01 Jun 2021
Emma Forsyth

Human connectivity, dramatically reshaped by the challenges of 2020, lies at the heart of LINK Dance Company’s highly anticipated mid-year show, In the Flesh.

Taking place from June 4 - 7 at the Geoff Gibbs Theatre, the stunning work of contemporary dance showcases two brand new creations from choreographers James Berlyn and Bernadette Lewis. Berlyn’s piece, Adaptitude, features an original score by award-winning composer Tristen Parr.

Berlyn, currently Artistic Director of the WA Youth Theatre Company, has enjoyed 30 years working in dance-theatre and community art across the country and internationally as a creator, performer, director and curator. Adaptitude, which he devised and directed, will be performed to original music by Parr, a classically trained acoustic/electric cellist and WAAPA alumnus renowned for his innovative sound design. Berlyn describes his new work as a response to challenging times and an exploration of what is needed to navigate them successfully.

Adaptitude is a testament to the creative and tenacious resilience of the LINK dancers,”

Bernadette Lewis says that returning to LINK after graduating a decade ago has made the process an unexpected but surprisingly welcome personal retrospective. She describes her choreography for In the Flesh as being a collage of influences from vintage cartoons and Greek mythology that attempts to make sense of the nonsense created when these worlds collide.

In The Flesh Dance Work from WAAPA
“Don’t miss this stunning double bill of freshly minted contemporary dance showcasing WAAPA’s graduate dance company at their very best.”
In the Flesh will be performed at the Geoff Gibbs Theatre from Friday 4 to Monday 7 June at 7:30pm, with a matinee performance on Saturday 5th June at 2pm.

Tickets are available here.

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