Cloud Split (Development)

Cloud Split (Development)

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    Tracks Dance Studio, Darwin Gulumerrdjin, Larrakia Country

    2023 Oct / Nov - In Development
    2024 - Performance Premiere 


    Development

    An exploration of cloudy ideas led by Jess Devereux in conversation and collaboration with Britt Guy. An exploration into fields of movement improvisation in varied-sized groups and languid conversations, arriving at a curiosity about about the physical potential of unpredictable phenomena and the relationship between being reflective and projective... in dance, in life and in nature.

    A core collective of interdisciplinary artists also undertook two Cloud Split intensives to inform the project, through soft sharing of their various practices to start to imagine a sound and visual landscape to support the work.

    We imagined clouds, then swallowed them. Breathed them, conducted and channelled them in our hands. We found new pulses in repetitive movements, hovered amongst each other. Wrote poetry, stretched our bodies with three-dimensional awareness, tuned in, tuned out. Awakened and remembered places while moving, responded to offers as schools of fish in aerial oceans, shared movement in close proximity, cloudscaped, splitting energy, made waves between people, and, found ruptures within formlessness.

    See 'Photos' for images/artefacts.

    Creative team

    Concept: Jess Devereux
    Creative Producer: Britt Guy
    Artist Collective: Kelly Beneforti, James Mangohig, Britt Guy, Mikaela Lee Earnshaw, Matty van Roden, Spillett, Jess Devereux

    Dance participants/researchers

    Jenelle Saunders, Maari Gray, Tara Schmidt, Spillett, Kate Boston Smith, Flynn, Shenagh Gamble, Serina Pech, Crystal Thomas, Kate Mornane, Anokai Susi, Alex Jordan, Kelly Beneforti

    Company Partners

    Tracks Inc. is proudly sponsored by the Northern Territory Government.

    Tracks 2023

    Artistic Director: David McMicken
    Associate Artistic Director: Jess Devereux
    Creative Producer: Britt Guy
    Production Manager: Duane Preston
    Dance Animateurs: Kelly Beneforti and Steph Spillett
    Administrator: Debbie Micairan
    Bookkeeper: It Figures
    Auditors: Brian Tucker Audit

    Committee Members: Chairperson: Max Dewa Stretton. Treasurer: Glenn Bernardin. Ordinary Members: Andrea Wicking, David Taylor, Ken Conway, Lachlan Peattie, Rachael Wallis, Anna Lindsay. Ex-Officio: David McMicken, Tim Newth (On leave 2023)

    Public Fund Trustees: Maari Gray and Michael Grant

    Cloud Split development (l-r) Spillett, Jess Devereux, Kelly Beneforti. Photo Duane Preston
    Cloud Split improvisation club (l-r)Kelly Beneforti, Flynn, Maari Gray, Jenelle Saundersm Kate Mornane, Tara Schmidt. Photo Jess Devereux
    Cloud Split intensive (l-r) Kelly Beneforti. Photo Duane Preston
    Cloud Split improvisation club (l-r)Jenelle Saunders Flynn, Kate Mornane, Serina Pech, Kelly Beneforti, Shenagh Gamble. Photo Jess Devereux
    Cloud Split development (l-r) Kelly Beneforti, Spillett. Photo Duane Preston
    Cloudscape. Photo Jess Devereux
    Cloud Split improvisation club (l-r)Jenelle Saunders, Kelly Beneforti, Anokai Susi, Kate Boston Smith, Serina Pech, Maari Gray, Kate Mornane, Flynn. Photo Jess Devereux
    Cloud Split improvisation club (l-r) Kelly Beneforti, Maari Gray . Photo Jess Devereux
    Cloud Split improvisation club (l-r) Kate Boston Smith, Maari Gray, Serina Pech, Jenelle Saunders. Photo Jess Devereux
    Cloud Split intensive (l-r) Matty van Roden, Kelly Beneforti, Britt Guy, Mikayla Lee, Spillett. Photo Duane Preston
    Cloud Split improvisation club (l-r) Crystal Thomas, Jenelle Saunders, Serina Pech, Tara Schmidt. Photo Jess Devereux
    Cloud Split improvisation club. Photo Jess Devereux
    Cloud Split intensive (l-r) James Mangohig. Photo Jess Devereux
    Cloud Split intensive notes. Photo Jess Devereux
    Cloud Split development (l-r) Matty van Roden, Spillett, Kelly Beneforti. Photo Duane Preston
    Cloud Split Artist Collective (-r) Jess Devereux, James Mango hig, Kelly Beneforti, Mikayla Lee, Britt Guy, Spillett, Matty van Roden. Photo Jess Devereux
    Cloudscape. Photo Jess Devereux

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