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STRUT Dance

Restore

Restore

PICA and STRUT Dance present Restore – a triple bill of new and recent dance works from artists across the Asia-Pacific region. Restore is a pilot program that spotlights restoration, connection and exchange in the region with an eye to sustainable creative choreographic practice. In 2024, Restore features a new commission from Boorloo and West Australian premieres of existing works from Naarm (Melbourne) and Aotearoa (New Zealand).  

Duration: 105 minutes, including 15-minute interval.
Sensory Warning: Loud noises; earplugs are available upon entry.

Program:

LUSH (Naarm) is a cyclical queering of time – a choreography performed by the animate bodies of gemma+molly and the inanimate bodies of a blender, fruit and fans. 
Created and performed by gemma+molly 

MANU MALO (Aotearoa) presents excerpts of CONJAH (Ooshcon Masseurs & Jahra Wasasala) that echo their journey through water, faces and reimagined memories.  
Created by Ta’alili and performed by Ooshcon Masseurs and Jahra Wasasala 

What Came Before (Boorloo) invites the audience to consider their perceptions of valued labour, impermanence versus permanence, the relationship to feminised work and what it takes to do things differently.  
Created and performed by Emma Fishwick and Serena Chalker 

Restore is presented by STRUT Dance, in association with PICA, and has been assisted by the Australian Government through Creative Australia, its arts funding and advisory body, the State of Western Australia through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and STRUT’s generous donor circle. 

Dates

Wednesday 29 May | 7pm – Preview
Thursday 30 May | 7pm – Opening
Friday 31 May | 7pm
Saturday 1 June | 2pm & 7pm

About the Artists

STRUT Dance is a choreographic centre based in Boorloo, Western Australia. STRUT nurtures and sustains a thriving community of diverse dance artists and connects them with audiences to share their work.


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