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precipice

Inspired by tectonic shifts, gravitational torsion and states of emotional rupture, 'precipice' is a dance of abandon and precarious control. Australian choreographer Rachel Arianne Ogle wields her technical and extremely physical style to draw immense unseen forces in the bodies of four dancers.

Ogle has assembled leading performance designers to create a multi-sensory experience where choreography unfolds within an electrifying light and sound installation. Contrasting precision and strength with mounting tension and fragility, this is a bold and unique work of contemporary dance from one of Australia's rising choreographic artists. precipice returns to the State Theatre Centre of WA after premiering here in August 2014 to critical acclaim.

In 2015 Rachel Arianne Ogle is nominated for a Helpmann Award for 'Best Ballet/Dance Work' for precipice. precipice began its life as an exploration of various physical states in opposition. It very quickly grew to take on a voice and direction of its own, to transcend my initial points of departure and delve into territory encompassing grander concepts of the universe.

The infinite space in which we exist and to which we are intimately interconnected, and the invisible forces that are constantly at play within this, are beyond the realm of my conception. Through considering our place in this immense system, we unveil a profound vulnerability and fragility that is both ephemeral and enigmatic. - Rachel Arianne Ogle

"A knockout production ... 'precipice' is a sensory spectacle that commands attention ..." - The West Australian

"A ticket to another dimension." - The West Australian

When?

10.30am Wednesday, May 29 – 10.30am Saturday, June 01

Where?

State Theatre Centre of WA
174-176 William Street
Perth, Western Australia

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