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Performance Space at Blackwood Memorial Hall

Blackwood Memorial Hall, 21 Coromandel Pde, Blackwood, SA, 5051

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About this event

Everything moves. Dances. Together. Symbiotically.

Windswept is the motion of bodies and sound, of order emerging from chaos, of dance flowering in an ecosphere of constant flux. Here there is no 'about', simply a pas de deux of dancers and music, a call & response dynamic that folds classical, jazz & blues into an evocation of diverse trigger points.

Where Chopin, Nina & Beth Hart intersect, choreographer Jo McDonald sculpts a nocturnal synthesis of ballet, contemporary, flamenco & jazz. In this dream-like terrain, many bodies merge, and a language of pure movement evolves as a counterpart to piano, voice & guitar. Drawing on her own experience, and that of the composers, McDonald transcends narrative in order to locate a core unity. In our physicality. Because we all move through life.

Presented by:
Move Through Life Dance Company

Move Through Life Dance Company (MTL) was Adelaide’s first performing company for adult dancers, established in 2004. Our last Fringe show in 2014 sold out, and now after a 5 year hiatus, we are back, celebrating our love of contemporary, jazz, and ballet. MTL is a proudly ‘body and age diverse’ company that encourages dancers of all ages, shapes, sizes, and colours to dance, train, perform, and create. This doesn’t mean our dancers aren’t impressive, just that they are not all the same. With 20 dancers ranging in age from 19 to 47 and size 6 to 22, our mantra is “it’s not the way you look, it’s the way you move that counts”. In addition to the company performing in the Fringe, MTL also has a mature dance company with dancers aged from 50 to late 70s.

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