The Beauty Index

The Beauty Index

On 20.03.2021
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Save to calendar

At  Goldfields Arts Centre
Goldfields, WA, Australia

Cost: From $20.00

Categories: Arts and Cultural Events


Dance by ordinary men doing extraordinary things.
The Beauty Index is a feast of strength, vulnerability and visual poetry, enlisting men from rural and regional communities to take part.
This original dance work is set in a mythical world where men struggle to balance elements of beauty and fear. Local men perform alongside community members from Denmark, supported by a team of professional artists led by acclaimed choreographer and dance artist Annette Carmichael.
The project is something new, it breaks down stereotypes and contributes to the community.
The choreography is powerful. Sequences of complex polyrhythms are combined with slower, ritualistic gestures of restrained intensity.
The visual design, by award winning artists Kevin Draper and Indra Geidans, feature black and white striped poles and branches. Held and moved by the dancers, they provide a visual framework linking into pyramid structures or stacking to create forests and nests.
Original sound design by James Gentle evokes a sense of urgent vigil and solidarity.
Critically acclaimed, this dance work was first presented in a derelict mill site in Denmark, 2017, it was remounted in a proscenium arch at Albany Entertainment Centre in 2018 and shortlisted for a 2018 Australian Dance Award.
Director: Annette Carmichael, Sound Design: James Gentle, Visual Design: Kevin Draper, Indra Geidans, Costume Design: Symantha Parr, Lighting Design: Kevin Blyth.
Wheelchair access and reduced mobility access is available. Companion Cards accepted.
More information on The Beauty Index is available here:
This project is supported through the State Government’s Royalties for Regions Program as part of the Regional Arts and Cultural Investment Program, and Regional Arts WA.
Image: Melissa Drummond 

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