Currency

An original screendance by Kim Sargent-Wishart
Date: 
Friday, 10 November 2017 to Sunday, 3 December 2017

 

With dancer/collaborators Jennifer Chambers, Emma Charlton, Melissa Dance, Ella Dunn, Aisha Gladman, Karen Hermon, Keela Moloney-Smith, Shari Nye, and Anna Schlooz. Filmed by Emily Bissland and Kim Sargent-Wishart. Original score by Jarrah Wishart

 

Currency is a new screendance made with a group of local Warrnambool dancers spanning 6 decades in age, from teens to sixties. It explores questions of ageing and visibility in girls and women, and represents ageing as ambiguous and slippery, as movement along a current or continuum of time. Challenging fixed ideas of ‘old’ and ‘young,’ it also considers issues of ageing and cultural currency, the desire to be visible or to disappear, and the experience of our physical bodies as simultaneously architecturally formal and illusory.

 

Screendance

Screendance is an art form that creates dance specifically for and with the camera, in which the editing process becomes part of the choreography. In creating Currency, the dancers contributed to the development of the movement material, which was then edited to further reflect the themes of the piece. Experimental editing techniques help convey a sense of ambiguity of identity and the slipperiness of our sense of time. Filmed in amongst disused farm equipment amid the spaciousness of sky and fields, the piece also considers the beauty inherent in ageing, decay and transformation – a different beauty to that of youth. 

Click here to watch some screendance works by various international artists.

Artist floor talk: Kim Sargent-Wishart

Join the choreographer and participants for a screening and discussion about the process of creating Currency. Saturday 11 November, 1 PM - 2 PM.

+ Free entry

+ Audio loop available and wheelchair accessible

+ Suitable for all ages

Bookings are requested: Click here to book your place.

Workshops

Come and try some of the movement scores/exercises used to generate the choreography for Currency at the Warrnambool Art Gallery Joseph Archibald exhibition space. These scores are based in dance improvisation and in Body-Mind Centering® explorations of the body’s structural ‘container’ and fluid ‘contents’.

+ Free entry

+ One hour workshop, Saturday 11 November 12PM - 1PM and Sunday 12 November 11AM - 12PM

+ Suitable for ages 13 and over

+ All abilities welcome; no previous dance experience is necessary.

Bookings are required. Click here to book your place. Due to space limitations, places are strictly limited to 5 participants each session.

Kim Sargent-Wishart

Kim Sargent-Wishart is a movement artist, educator and researcher working in dance, film, photography, somatics and meditation. Her work explores the found beauty in ordinary (and often overlooked) things and places. She has a BA with Honors in Dance, a PhD in Performance Studies, is a certified practitioner of Body-Mind Centering® and a Registered Somatic Movement Educator.

Currency is made possible by a Quick Response Grant from the Regional Arts Fund and through generous in-kind support from the Warrnambool Art Gallery, Melissa’s Dance Elements, and the F Project, Inc. The Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund is provided through Regional Arts Australia, administered in Victoria by Regional Arts Victoria.