Canberra Dance Theatre
About the work
Gathering Threads is a performance score providing a structure around which dancers improvise. It was first performed by GOLD at the Canberra Museum and Gallery in June. Directed by Jacqui Simmonds, the work was inspired by the exhibition, Connection Point: Contemporary established fibre textile artists of ACT and NSW. Inspiration for this performance for The Canberra Art Biennial draws specifically on elements of Civic Square and more broadly on the designed city of Canberra.
Music credits: Bold New Buildings composed by Robert Lloyd and performed by Robert Lloyd Ensemble; Weaving composed and produced by Jo Johnson; Beth’s Theme and The Journey composed by Ólafur Arnalds for the TV series Broadchurch.
Gathering Threads | Photo credit: Heeseon Jung
About the artist
Canberra Dance Theatre has taught, shared, created and performed dance in Canberra since 1978. Since the very beginning CDT has brought together significant Australian and international dancers, choreographers, musicians and designers. Currently under the patronage of Graham Farquhar and the artistic direction of Jacqui Simmonds, CDT offer classes in a range of styles including Contemporary, Ballet and Hilal. The performing group for the Canberra Art Biennial includes members of GOLD (people 55 years and over) and REVEL. Formed in 2011, GOLD has worked with nationally and internationally recognised choreographers; the dancers are well-known in Canberra through their performances at community events and at Canberra’s various cultural institutions. REVEL was established in 2017 to explore movement and performance by responding to a wide variety of stimuli proposed by facilitators, choreographers, sites and performance opportunities. The group most recently performed at Art Not Apart.
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- Gathering Threads