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Rewards For The Tribe

Divine geometry subverted by wonkiness. Rewards for the Tribe is an ambitious collaborative dance work by leading Australian dance companies, Chunky Move and Restless Dance Theatre. Playing off notions of idealism in art history, the work asks, is there such a thing as utopia by design?

After a sold-out and critically acclaimed run at Rising Festival in Melbourne Australia, Rewards for the Tribe is going on tour to the UK. For millennia, artists have strived to articulate the human experience in divine forms. Images of ‘perfection’ are everywhere. But we live in an imperfect world full of unpredictability and wonky angles.

Five dancers, with and without disability, wrestle with the archetypes of divine geometry expressed in Da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man, while interacting with subverted geometric forms in an environment that is both playful and uncompromising. As images of so-called perfection collapse, bend, and crumple in an unpredictable dance between the ensemble and pliable objects, what is revealed is the need for collaboration, creativity, and the time-honoured ritual of image making to make sense of a world that is wonky. Rewards for the Tribe celebrates the imaginations of artists while embracing life’s exquisite chaos. Whimsical set and costume designs by Jonathon Oxlade both reference and topple the idealistic forms found in Mondrian’s 20th century minimalist Colour Composition Series.

BOOK HERE, via Warwick Arts Centre: www.warwickartscentre.co.uk/whats-on/NM-rewards-for-the-tribe/

Please note, this performance contains sudden loud noises and strobing effects.

Rewards for the Tribe is an ambitious collaborative dance work for performers with and without disability by Chunky Move (Melbourne) and Restless Dance Theatre (Adelaide). It has been co-commissioned by Warwick Arts Centre and Coventry UK City of Culture and is supported by the Australian Government as part of the UK/Australia Season 2021-22.

Photo by Jeff Busby
Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick Coventry, West Midlands CV4 7AL
Thu 6 Oct to Sat 8 October
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