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Photography by Amber Haines.

Liminal Spaces has collaborated with leading contemporary dance company Dancenorth for its new innovative work ‘Dust’ which will be touring nationally and internationally. As the production designers, Liminal worked with the artistic directors and dancers to conceptualise the themes for the dance work, workshopping these ideas that then informed the choreography and design of the production. The transformative design allows the dancers to manipulate and shift the spatial onstage environment.

The main spatial device is the ‘wall’, an adjustable installation that at first appears as a monolithic barrier but its modularity and fragmentation is revealed as layers are peeled, leading to transformation. The dancers interact with the wall to create changing stage configurations to interact with, deconstructing and reconstructing different scenes as the themes of the performance shift. The physical movements of the dancers reveal and pull open the modular set pieces and then use them to assemble a different environment creating new foundations. The design reflects the structures, barriers and borders that we all experience in life, expressing the “architecture of restriction and opportunity”.

Commissioned by and touring to Brisbane Festival, Sydney Festival, 10 Days on the Island, Wollongong, Paramatta, Monash and Chaillot in Paris.

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