[MIS]CONCEIVE

What does an Aboriginal Australian person look like? Act like? Sound like? Do they all have black skin, live in the bush and are they naked?  Extracting contemporary gestural motif from Aboriginal archetypes, MIS]CONCEIVE’s hip-hop, physical percussion and rhythmic cultural pattern is expressive and immediate. Through the assertion of a continuous Aboriginal dance canon, the aesthetic rejects, reveals and re-educates modern (mis)understandings of Indigeneity, [MIS]CONCEIVE argues that ‘knowledge’ does not equal comprehension. Books are not their covers. One size does not fit all.  Kelly and his ensemble move with assured physicality in this high-energy work that pulses with humour, play and personal stories. Voice and body become pathways to traditional dance and song, as repetition and disguise make way for moments of discovery. [MIS]CONCEIVE brings audiences through the past, to understand the present, and move forward into a better future.       CHOREOGRAPHER   THOMAS E.S. KELLY       ORIGINAL CAST                      -          ADDITIONAL CAST   THOMAS E.S. KELLY                          YUKINO MCHUGH  TAREE SANSBURY  CALEENA SANSBURY  NATALIE PELAREK       COMPOSER   THOMAS E.S. KELLY       PERFORMANCE SEASONS   MELBOURNE, VIC MAY 2016 @ NEXT WAVE FESTIVAL, NORTHCOTE TOWNHALL -  WORLD PREMIERE   SYDNEY, NSW JUNE 2016 @ AFTERGLOW FESTIVAL, PACT THEATRE  TORONTO, CANADA JULY 2017 @ LIVING RITUAL FESTIVAL, FLECK DANCE THEATRE HARBOURFRONT CENTRE  BRISBANE, QLD FEBRUARY 2018 @ SUPERCELL DANCE FESTIVAL, BRISBANE POWERHOUSE THEATRE  LISMORE, NSW JUNE 2018 @ NORTHERN RIVERS PERFORMING ARTS, NORPA       REVIEWS    ARTSHUB - ANTHONY REBELO    REALTIME ARTS - ALISON FINN    REALTIME ARTS - ELYSSIA BUGG    DANCE AUSTRALIA - DENISE RICHARDSON    SCENESTR. - STAFF WRITERS    XS ENTERTAINMENT - RUTH RIDGWAY        AWARDS   2017 GREEN ROOM AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY BY AN EMERGING ARTIST/CHOREOGRAPHER       PHOTO CREDIT   ZAN WIMBERLEY

What does an Aboriginal Australian person look like? Act like? Sound like? Do they all have black skin, live in the bush and are they naked?

Extracting contemporary gestural motif from Aboriginal archetypes, MIS]CONCEIVE’s hip-hop, physical percussion and rhythmic cultural pattern is expressive and immediate. Through the assertion of a continuous Aboriginal dance canon, the aesthetic rejects, reveals and re-educates modern (mis)understandings of Indigeneity, [MIS]CONCEIVE argues that ‘knowledge’ does not equal comprehension. Books are not their covers. One size does not fit all.

Kelly and his ensemble move
with assured physicality in this high-energy work that pulses with humour, play and personal stories. Voice and body become pathways to traditional dance and song, as repetition and disguise make way for moments of discovery. [MIS]CONCEIVE brings audiences through the past, to understand the present, and move forward into a better future.

CHOREOGRAPHER

THOMAS E.S. KELLY

ORIGINAL CAST - ADDITIONAL CAST

THOMAS E.S. KELLY YUKINO MCHUGH

TAREE SANSBURY

CALEENA SANSBURY

NATALIE PELAREK

COMPOSER

THOMAS E.S. KELLY

PERFORMANCE SEASONS

MELBOURNE, VIC MAY 2016 @ NEXT WAVE FESTIVAL, NORTHCOTE TOWNHALL - WORLD PREMIERE

SYDNEY, NSW JUNE 2016 @ AFTERGLOW FESTIVAL, PACT THEATRE

TORONTO, CANADA JULY 2017 @ LIVING RITUAL FESTIVAL, FLECK DANCE THEATRE HARBOURFRONT CENTRE

BRISBANE, QLD FEBRUARY 2018 @ SUPERCELL DANCE FESTIVAL, BRISBANE POWERHOUSE THEATRE

LISMORE, NSW JUNE 2018 @ NORTHERN RIVERS PERFORMING ARTS, NORPA

REVIEWS

ARTSHUB - ANTHONY REBELO

REALTIME ARTS - ALISON FINN

REALTIME ARTS - ELYSSIA BUGG

DANCE AUSTRALIA - DENISE RICHARDSON

SCENESTR. - STAFF WRITERS

XS ENTERTAINMENT - RUTH RIDGWAY

AWARDS

2017 GREEN ROOM AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY BY AN EMERGING ARTIST/CHOREOGRAPHER

PHOTO CREDIT

ZAN WIMBERLEY