Image Credit: Keelan O'Hehir
Dance as Document
(Naarm / Melbourne)
22 - 24 February 2024, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Dance as Document seeks to explore themes of re-play, re-enactment and re-imagining by taking on Lisa Nelson’s tuning score: Multiple Replays. Situating this event in Wellingont’s harbour, a group of performers create multisensory live and video events that blur the lines between past and present, actual and virtual, the tangible and the ephemeral, body, place and image. The harbour, with its dynamic energies, architectural features, and historical and cultural significance will be the other collaborator in the work.
This performance offers up a process of reciprocity, collective listening and attuning, and real time composing and editing, that shifts dance from a practice that exercises the body to a practice that exercises attention, specifically to body, time, site and image.
Amaara Raheem’s practice of choreography and performance is deeply shaped by her history of migration. In her life and work Amaara practices multiple belongings and is fascinated by creative, cultural and interdisciplinary collaborations, to develop new tools for transformation. In 2021 Amaara completed a PhD by practice at the School of Architecture & Urban Design (RMIT University). Her work crosses many borders and occurs in multiple modes: performance, text, video, sound, documentation and design. In 2023 Amaara was awarded the Frank Van Staten Fellowship to work with Chunky Move’s contemporary dance collection, held at Arts Centre Melbourne.
Choreography and Performance: Amaara Raheem
Video and Performance: Mick Douglas