A 3000-year-old classical Indian musical tradition meets western contemporary dance, 100 years young. How can they possibly talk to one another? Under whose rules and etiquette, and, why?
Dance - Australian Arts in Asia Award 2012 - Winner
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An Indian musician and a contemporary dancer meet on stage where a friendship ensues. Communication goes into a spin when virtuosity and tricks take over and the audience is lured into a bid for east vs. west, music vs. dance and winning at any cost over playing by the rules. Game On is a light-hearted banter and quick repartee in an unadorned interplay between two finely skilled artists.
In contemporary Australia, we are faced with a shifting identity, where very different cultures intersect and multiculturalism is celebrated in dailypolitical rhetoric. This intimate conversation between one dancer and one musician questions how we can communicate, what is the deeper listening needed to embrace others in our lives.
2011 The Studio, Sydney Opera House. Presenter Annalouise Paul Dance Theatre
TOUR | INTERFACE 2012 India
Choreographer, Concept, Direction | Annalouise Paul
Tabla Composition | Bobby Singh
Lighting Design | Stephen Hawker
Music Dramaturg | Peter Kennard
Cast | Bobby Singh, Miranda Wheen
Producer | Arts Radar
Duration | 40 minutes
Supported by Arts NSW, INAPAC
India Tour supported by Arts NSW, AusIndia Council DFAT
Choreographic material is made in collaboration with the artists.
Photography | Shane Rozario Videography | Tristan Baker