A triple dance bill by Megan Beckwith
SAT 24 FEB 8PM
$18 26 & Under
$22ea Group 6+
Single $3 transaction fee applies per total transaction
“the effects are dazzling” Chloe Smethurst, The Age
“the projections are manifestations of desires and nightmares that leap into the audience” Jordan Beth Vincent, The Age
“Beckwith is something of a trailblazer as she employs game-style navigation for her digital world” Chloe Smethurst, The Age
Running time 60 minutes | no interval
Contains some animated nudity
The 3D glasses required to view Parallax
Choreographed, animated and performed by Megan Beckwith
Audio design by Jacques Soddell
Lighting design by Scott Allan
Image by Alison Bennett
Electrify your senses with this daring dance and digital technology experience by one of Australia’s most innovative performance artists.
Parallax is a triple bill of contemporary dance that integrates human movement, animation and 3D illusions. The first two works, ‘Torso’ and ‘Arm’, pose the question: If you could buy a body part, what would it be and how would it behave? Then, in the final work ‘Parallax’, experience the intersection of 3D imaginary worlds with live performance.
After the show stay for a Q&A with Megan Beckwith and Burrinja Executive Director Dr Ross Farnell
About the company
Parallax, Torso and Arm have been created by Melbourne based choreographer and animator Megan Beckwith. Described by the Melbourne Age as “a trailblazer”, her work has also been featured on the uber-cool UK based blog Prosthetic Knowledge, and picked up by the Tumblr Radar. The computer game culture magazine KILLSCREEN noted that her work ‘opens a rabbit hole of accelerating conceptual possibilities’. In 2016 she won the Australia Post Art Prize for the animated dance, Torso.