Rosalind Crisp and team presents DIRt – Dance In Regional disaster zones seminar performance, part of their residency at Critical Path.
DIRt was initiated by East Gippsland-based international dancer/choreographer Rosalind Crisp in 2017, drawing artists and ecologists together to ask how dance and arts practice might embody, understand and connect to unfolding environmental devastation within divided rural communities.
In collaboration with Vic McEwan (Artistic Director of The Cad Factory), Peter Fraser (movement artist) and Andrew Morrish (facilitator), these seminar-performances share processes and materials (dance, sound, video, texts) developed on Mt Delusion, where widespread industrial logging is converting complex native forests into agricultural mono-crops and from Marlo/Orbost where burning regimes are decimating local wildlife.
DIRt is produced by Omeo Dance and supported by East Gippsland Art Gallery Bairnsdale, Critical Path Sydney, Dancehouse Melbourne, Artlands Victoria, the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, and the Regional Arts Fund. The Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund is provided through Regional Arts Victoria, administered in Victoria by Regional Arts Victoria.
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DIRt Mt Delusion by Andrew Morrish