Presented by Joe Lui, Tahlia Russell & Kristie Smith

Come What May, We Will Meet Tomorrow

Creative Dev 0201 Joe Lui

14 Aug & 21 Aug

Dancing towards the light

A semi improvised multi-disciplinary work by Joe Lui, Tahlia Russell and Kristie Smith, in which a dancer responds to light and sound in different environments.

As part of the Creative Development program at Winter Nights 2020.

The first showing on 14 August will take place at Government House, and the second showing on 21 August will be after dark at Hyde Park.

What is your development/work about and what happens?

Come What May is an experimental performance work about finding hope in tomorrow. In a world that is beyond our control, this work encourages us to find a way to reach each other; to speak to each other; and to emerge changed and new.

How are you developing your work?

We are developing our works in isolation, to be shows as part of two improvisation events. People will be able to experience the work at any distance, or by even being part of a documentation process. We want people to respond to the work creatively – maybe write something about it, take a selfie, draw a picture, post it to Instagram.

What are you excited about in this project, and what are you hoping to get out of it?

We are excited about the joy of being able to create a work in new and imaginative spaces. The world is a difficult place at the moment, and there is a privilege and joy in imagining a place beyond it. We are not ignoring the current world, but rather, looking for another better one. We hope to get and give respite by imagining another world.

What are you exploring?

We are in desperate need of hope at this time, and we are exploring the possibilities in navigating situations beyond our control, with each other.

What is your audience going to experience?

The audience will experience the first seeds of an idea. They’ll be seeing an experimental dance performance in an unconventional site, and will be invited to respond in their own way.

Who is in your team or involved, and what is their role?

The Team is Joe Lui – Sound Designer
Kristie Smith – Lighting Designer
Tahlia Russell – Dancer

A creative development as part of Winter Nights 2020
Supported by Minderoo Foundation

Image of Joe Lui. Shot by Duncan Wright