[MIS]CONCEIVE

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

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