19 - 29 November 2008


Dancenorth | 19 - 29 November

Underground is an explosive new dance theatre work, showcasing the gutsy choreography of Dancenorth’s Artistic Director, Gavin Webber: ‘fast, dangerous, quirky but with a core of almost angry sadness’ (The Courier Mail).

In Underground, Gavin collaborates with the young and dynamic ensemble of Townsville-based company Dancenorth. Underground is set in a subway during rush hour, a place of crowded isolation, familiar yet strange. Audiences are transported to a world where commuters slip between mundane reality and a vivid dream world – disconnected from each other, yet capable of great compassion and tenderness.

Underground shifts from darkly moody to hilariously funny to terrifyingly athletic, with Luke Smiles’ powerful score turning it up with Nick Cave, Nine Inch Nails and Messerchups. Gavin’s style developed over a decade working with Meryl Tankard (Australian Dance Theatre) and Wim Vandekeybus (Belgian company Ultima Vez). He was a co-founder of Splintergroup, whose dance theatre work lawn astonished audiences in Sydney and Perth Festivals in 2006.

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