17 - 20 August 7:30pm, including post show discussion with artists 19 August
Duration 1hr 20m including interval
Tickets $30 to $45
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STRUT Dance presents

A double bill of contemporary dance works by up-and-coming Western Australian choreographers Jo Omodei and Kimberley Parkin.

STRUT Dance invites audiences to witness a double bill that celebrates independent contemporary dance from Western Australia. 2022 marks STRUT Dance’s inaugural season of GROUNDWORKS; a platform that offers unique and essential support for mid-length presentation for independent choreographers, allowing them to present performance works in front of an audience, in a theatre setting. GROUNDWORKS 2022 incorporates a blend of contemporary dance, sound, light, and set that celebrates live performance in the theatre; a place where an audience can gather and be transported into another realm.

About each performance
TITLE: Killjoy
Within the confines of an office space, doom descends upon two workers caught in corporate submission. Time is irrelevant here. 

Inspired by the Japanese ’salary man’ phenomenon, Killjoy is a cult horror film meets live dance-theatre.

CHOREOGRAPHER: Kimberley Parkin of Parkin Projects
PERFORMERS: Rhiana Katz & Luther Wilson
SET AND COSTUMER DESIGN: Declan Macphail / Object House

TITLE: As the Edges Soften
As the Edges Soften is a cathartic dance for two people. Choreographically, it creates transient moments shared between two people, and explores different temporalities of moving together, apart. Invisible interactions between the two bodies are made visible, revealing a magnetism between bodies, that emphasises the felt need for connection, in a pandemic world.

CHOREOGRAPHER: Jo Omodei in collaboration with Mitch Spadaro and Nadia Priolo
PERFORMERS: Jo Omodei and Mitch Spadaro
UNDERSTUDY: Nadia Priolo
MENTOR: Bernadette Lewis 
SOUND DESIGN: Sophia Hansen-Knarhoi

**Please note post-show discussion with artists will be held after performance on 19 Aug, approx 30 mins

**Suitable for all ages however please be aware this performance contains mild violence, swearing, adult themes, strobe lighting and smoke/haze.**

About STRUT Dance 

STRUT Dance, the National Choreographic Centre based in Perth WA, is a global leader in changing the way people create, perform, and consume dance as a celebration of the artists and audiences we grow together. We aim to make Perth a nexus of dance and physical theatre development where local voices are nurtured to thrive in global contexts.

Funding partners
GROUNDWORKS 2022 is presented by STRUT Dance and has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, and by the State of Western Australia though the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.