Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Wheel of Fortunes

Some of the most remote and isolated destinations in Western Australia including

Hopetoun, Jerdacuttup, Ravensthorpe, Broome, Karratha and Dampier will play host to Future

Landings 2013, an extraordinary Ausdance WA contemporary dance initiative designed to bring

dance and cultural experiences to remote Western Australia from April to October.


Future Landings 2013 will present a unique opportunity for communities in isolated locations across WA with little or no dance experience, to work with regional and award-winning choreographers, artists and filmmakers to create large scale performances each unique to their town and with each cast made up entirely of locals.


The Ravensthorpe project, Wheel of Fortunes, will be a new contemporary dance work made with and for the community. Based site-specifically at the Jerdacuttup Wheat Bin, Wheel of Fortunes explores the concepts of richness and loss in the community. Through working closely with the writers of the towns, and integrating text with the performance, the community’s cycles of fortunes, and misfortunes, and the resilience that has blossomed through it all, will be explored.

Alongside the performance work a film will be made to represent the themes and atmosphere of the dance.


The process begins with a flurry of taster workshops to be held over 4 days from Thursday 25th to Sunday the 28th July in Ravensthorpe and Hopetoun, where dance and writing classes are offered to as many members of the community as possible. This is an opportunity for people to experience this unique project and decide if they would like to take their interest further and participate as one of the 15-20 local performers or as part of the script writing team.


Ausdance WA and the Ravensthorpe Regional Arts Council invite you to be part of Wheel of Fortunes.   In July, join choreographer Aimee Smith and writing facilitator Nicola-Jane le Breton in one or all of their free workshops.




For more information or enquires please contact Ainsley Foulds 0427 383078


This project is part of Ausdance WA’s Future Landings 2013 and is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body and the Government of Western Australia through the Department of Culture and the Arts in association with Lotterywest.

Wheel of Fortunes is co-presented by Ravensthorpe Regional Arts Council and supported by Country Arts WA, CBH Group and Shire of Ravensthorpe

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