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Dancenorth Wins Two Helpmann Awards

Tuesday, August 1, 2017   (0 Comments)

North Queensland based and nationally renowned contemporary dance company Dancenorth has taken out their first Helpmann awards winning Best Production and Choreography at the prestigious national awards for their immersive dance and music production, Attractor

Dancenorth’s Attractor is a collaboration with Indonesia’s tour-de-force music duo Senyawa and Melbourne’s choreographic luminaries Lucy Guerin and Gideon Obarzanek. The work features eight Dancenorth dancers and two live musicians with 20 members of the audience able to join in on stage during the production, dissolving the demarcation between dancer/non-dancer, audience/ performer and adding a unique component to the work.

Dancenorth artistic director Kyle Page said,

Attractor really provided an opportunity for us to engage audiences through a unique, bold and adventurous production...It is about succumbing to the inherent power of music and dance, and how they can propel each other into heightened states of energy, tone, rhythm and form while engaging the audience.”

Read more about this year's Helpmann Awards ceremony on The Courier Mail.

The Annual Helpmann Awards ceremony features Australia's most talented and celebrated performers.

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