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Dance (Lens) — Official Selection #3

5 films from the Dance (Lens) Festival Official Selection

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'Caca Capitalismo' (2020), Dir. Monica Guitti & Jonathan Homsey. Image by Shannon May Powell.
29 July—29 August 2021

Members: $30
Concession/Unwaged: $35
Full Price: $40

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Unluckily, due to the Melbourne lockdowns, Dancehouse will not be able to have live screenings of the Dance (Lens) program between 29 July–29 August.

Australian Premiere

Walk With Me (The Series) (2021) — Threading Frames

Walk With Me is a three part dance film series, focusing on a singular suitcase that passes through the hands of multiple carriers. Each carrier experiences a different path which changes the course of whom and what they meet along the way. These films play with the construct of our everyday world through exploring nature within Aotearoa, human experiences, movement, music and cinematography.

Director: Tyler Carney
DOP/Editor: Joshua Faleatua
Choreographer: Tyler Carney (in collaboration with dancers)
Dancers: Alex Leonhartsburger, Airu Matsuda, Annabel Webster, Georgia Beechey, Jemima Smith, Levi Siaosi, Lulu Qiu, Pati Junior Leiataua, Tyler Carney, Weichu Huang
Composers: Jesse Austin-Stewart, Elliot Vaughan, Akira Rabelais
Producer: Zoe Nicholson
Supporters: Creative New Zealand, Dance Aotearoa New Zealand, Wellesley Studios and Empire Studios

This project is proudly supported by Creative New Zealand, Dance Aotearoa New Zealand, Wellesley Studios and Empire Studios.


Artifacts from grey skies (2020) — Cobie Orger & Lost Few

Artifacts from grey skies is a work that is driven by, and about, an altered relationship with time, expression and expectation through a series of ritualistic endeavours spanning across two disparate locations. This audiovisual work is from a collaborative series with Lost Few.

Concept: Cobie Orger and Lost Few
Camera & editor: Cobie Orger
Choreography & Dance: Cobie Orger
Composition: Lost Few
Produced by: Speak Percussion

This project was commissioned by Speak Percussion as part of their SD series.


The Invisibles (2021) — WeiZen Ho

A female figure weaves through ancient rock and bushland settings, long hair threading connections that the body follows. Hypnotic and mesmerising, she transitions between embodiment and spirit-entity, communing with the land through singing and utterances. The primal image of an elemental creature, this strange anonymous presence makes tangible the unseen forces at work beneath material form.

Concept and Performer: WeiZen Ho
Director: Carlos Gomes
Filming, Editing and Post Production: Samuel James
Music Composition: Gail Priest and WeiZen Ho
Text, Vocal and Piano Strings: WeiZen Ho
Producer: Theatre Kantanka

Filmed in the Blue Mountains, country of the Darug and Gundungurra people.

This project is supported by Australia Council for the Arts Resilience Grant, Create NSW Arts Rescue & Restart funding, Blacktown Arts and Blacktown City Council.


A Line Dance (2020) — Alison Currie

A Line Dance is a choreography realised through an evolving sequence of stick figure and line drawings.

Commissioned by fine print and made in response to the metamorphosis of arts and culture in the face of isolation for their INTERIORS issue.

Director: Alison Currie
Music: Sascha Budimski
Commissioned by: fine print


Caca-Capitalismo (2020) — Jonathan Homsey & Monica Guitti

Two Karens. One roll of toilet paper.

Caca-capitalismo is a battle of resources danced in between Melbourne’s two lockdowns in 2020. The film uses jazz and street dance with audio description across two languages to tell the satirical story of people who do not want to share.

Directors: Monica Guitti & Jonathan Homsey
Choreography: Jonathan Homsey
Actors/dancers: Dominque Cowden, Kathleen Campone & Lauren Drago
Producer: Jonathan Homsey

This project is supported by Australia Council for the Arts and City of Maribrynong. It was commissioned by West Projections Festival August 2020. Caca-capitalismo would like to thank Cheaper Buy Miles for use of their supermarket. 

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