Melbourne Fringe Festival – Awkward Con-nections
Dates: 22 – 24 Sept 2016
Hours: 7:00pm (60 mins)
Venue: Dancehouse – Sylvia Staehli Theatre
Price: Full $25.00, Concession $20.00
Rating / Age Suitability: PG
Produced By Scott Elstermann
*Winner of the Overall Dance and Physical Theatre Award at the 2016 Perth Fringe World Festival*
Awkward Con-nections is a bold double bill of contemporary dance which physicalises and questions the social playground of human interactions.
The first work, It’s Getting Awkward, is collaboratively devised by Sarah Chaffey, Scott Elstermann and Ezgi Gungor. It examines the complexities of social interaction and magnifies the decision making process when meeting someone new. It brings to life those awkward moments when you’re going back and forth in a game of rock-paper-scissors with handshakes, hugs and high fives. The trio presents these encounters as being universally experienced whilst remaining recognisably uncomfortable.
The second work, How to Con-nect, choreographed by Rikki Bremner, is based on a quote by Brene Brown: “In order for connection to happen, we have to allow ourselves to be seen – really seen.” The work delves into a more personal domain of how we perceive ourselves and what we choose to expose or conceal when forming connections with the people around us.
Together, the double bill explores the core concept of human connection and presents it in two contrasting yet cohesive works.http://www.dancetrain.com.au/events/awkward-con-nections/ical/