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Finalé: Now Pieces

Kevin Jeynes

Now Pieces (Finalé 2021). Photo by Andrew Liu for Pride Productions.
11 December 2022

MobTix: $15
Dancehouse Members: $15
Concession/Unwaged: $20
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Now Pieces tops off another remarkable year of curating dance-based improvised performance by inviting and showcasing 18 artists from the 2022 monthly events. Now Pieces at Finalé is an indulgent, energised two hour event spilling throughout the Dancehouse Studios. Improvised performances here, there and everywhere. Through the use of roaming cameras and performers combined with live feeds, Cobie Orger manipulates and projects her vision of the artists as they navigate their way throughout the venue, presenting a uniquely immersive audience experience.

Now Pieces continues to incite interest in improvised performance and is helping to breathe new life into this longstanding practice. We actively invite and support the exploration of new forms, practices and methods and ensure ever-broadening interdisciplinary, intercultural, and intergeneration participation.

Now Pieces at Finalé will be a performative exclamation mark for the 2022 events and a springboard into the 2023 iteration.

Curator: Kevin Jeynes
Creative Correspondent: Cobie Orger
Collaborators/Artists: Tony Yap, Lynne Santos, Reuben Lewis, Dale Gorfinkel, Peter Fraser, Alice Dixon, Will McBride, Debra Batton, Deanne Butterworth, Janette Hoe, Paea Leach, Emily Bowman, Josef Lehrer, Jennifer Ma, Prue Lang, Gretel Taylor, Gemma Satler, Molly McKenzie

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Kevin Jeynes’ approach to improvised performance has, over the past 20 years, traversed the pleasing plains of cohesion and the slippery slopes of disintegration in movement, sound, song and text. He has performed extensively throughout Australia at venues in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra and at Improxchange, Berlin. He was a member of ‘Making Space’, an improvisational research group in Brisbane, from 2003 to 2007, and co-founder of the ‘Froth’ Performance Venue in Brisbane in 2008. After moving to Melbourne in 2012 Kevin curated and regularly performed in the ongoing series ‘un-attache d’, and ‘Up the Ante’ at the Cecil Street Studio and since 2019 ‘Now Pieces’ at Dancehouse. He has appeared in the shows, Squinting, 241 Years, Hare and Dog, Straw-men, Words Flail, Tooth and Claww, Margins, Finely Tuned-Roughly Grated, Tall Storeys, Flight and Tryptych.

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