Moving from the mundane to the spectacular, from the sublime to the ridiculous, SET distorts and manipulates bodies and objects to playfully reimagine perspective, scale and perception. Choreographed and performed by Dancehouse Housemate/artist in residence Sarah Aiken, SET  is a dance for one body and several objects; a work straddling the absurd and representational, repeatedly shifting how we value simple objects and the body interacting with them, ultimately revealing the human in all that is represented.



Sarah Aiken is a Melbourne based dancer, choreographer and teacher. Since graduating from VCA (Bachelor of Dance) 2009, Sarah draws inspiration from choreographic and somatic practices, travel, conceptual and visual arts. Sarah pursues an ongoing interest in how and what we value, utilizing dichotomies and clashes, aiming to create poignancy through absurdity.

Sarah is a recipient of Australia Council for the Arts ArtStart  and of  Ian Potter Cultural Trust Fund. She has spent time developing her practice and creating work in France and Germany. Choreographic works includes Set (Lucy Guerin Inc. Pieces for Small Spaces, 2013, EDC Solo Festival of Dance 2014) Now Something Really Final (K77, Berlin 2012), Jurassic Arc (Dancehouse, Melbourne Fringe 2012) as well as a range of collaborative and interdisciplinary projects across music, live art, film, photography and visual arts. Together with Rebecca Jensen, Sarah created and performed OVERWORLD (Next Wave Festival 2014) and founded Deep Soulful Sweats; a participatory, yogic, disco (Next Wave Festival 2014, Dark Mono Foma, Faux Mo 2014, Chunky Move).


Date: JULY 22-26
Time: 8pm / Sunday, JULY 26, 6pm
Where: Sylvia Staehli Theatre, Dancehouse (wheelchair accessible)
Cost: $25 F / $20 C / $15 DH Member / $10 VCA & Deakin students
Bookings: click here

Credit image: Byron Perry