16 – 19 JAN
Sydney Dance Company, Neilson Studio (The Thirsty Mile) Wharf 4/5, 15 Hickson Road Walsh Bay Arts Precinct Dawes Point NSW 2000
Six icons of Australian dance: Lucette Aldous AC, Elizabeth Cameron Dalman OAM, Nanette Hassall AM, Eileen Kramer, Elma Kris, Shirley McKechnie AO FAHA
This immersive multi-screen video installation transforms the Neilson Studio at Sydney Dance Company into a dynamic cine-portrait gallery, inviting you to witness the rich tapestry of movement, history and creativity woven by these exceptional women.
Dance is quintessentially ephemeral – there is no shared archive or collective notation to ensure ideas are not forgotten. The unique embodied languages of dance are passed on only by expert human care and attention to detail. This is easily lost.
Created over eight years as part of a moving portraiture series by choreographer and filmmaker Sue Healey, these portraits form an archive of diverse disciplines revealing the genius of each artist. On View: Icons is a tribute to their brilliance, offering a rare glimpse into their inspirations and enduring legacies.
This exhibition is a free event. No registration is required.
Tuesday 16 January at 7:30pm / 8:30pm
Wednesday 17 January at 5:30pm / 6:30pm / 7:30pm / 8:30pm
Thursday 18 January at 5:30pm / 6:30pm / 7:30pm / 8:30pm
Friday 19 January at 5:30pm / 6:30pm / 7:30pm / 8:30pm