Inhabitance VI explores MemoryDance's potential as a performative practice. Via verbal cues feeding through ear pieces, the dancers' attentions connect to a memory of a specific location they have experienced in their past. In stillness, their minds actively re-examine sensations from their remembered places. Slowly, the smallest, subtlest gestures arises, full of honesty, conviction and experience.
I was enthralled, and was curious to test the uninitiated audience's response. "An antidote to the chaos of life" was one comment that will always stay with me.
This is a short excerpt from a 10 minute showing of Inhabitance VI at ‘Out of Bounds’ at WXYZ Studios in April 2022 (facilitated by Lucy Guerin Inc. & Temperance Hall).
Location: Naarm/Melbourne, Victoria. Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung land.
Dancers: Rachel Mackie, Alexandra Dobson & Jazmyn Carter
Music: Sophia Kalo
Choreographer: Sarah Saxon