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Rachel Arianne Ogle

Rachel Arianne Ogle

This creative development is part of a STRUT Seed Residency for the research and development of an installation based solo dance work entitled I Have Loved The Stars Too Fondly To Be Fearful Of The Night, by Perth choreographer Rachel Arianne Ogle, in collaboration with esteemed design team Benjamin Cisterne (visual design) and Luke Smiles / motion laboratories (composer).

The residency will focus on the development of collaborative practice, researching how the design elements directly inform and impact the development of the choreography in the early stages of the process, and vice versa. The creative team will investigate the juxtaposition of form (the body) in an expansive environment (the installation), and the dialogue and dissolution between these elements.

I Have Loved The Stars Too Fondly To Be Fearful Of The Night continues Rachel’s fascination with our interconnectedness to the universe. The work will explore cosmic, physical and emotional landscapes of a surreal world, conjuring a dreamlike sense of dimension and otherworldliness. The work aims to ponder where we go beyond our living being -­ literally and spiritually – in the states between life, death and dissolving back into the universe; our dissolution of organic matter, the stardust we are composed of, back into the earth and the fabric of the universe.