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'The Right' (2019)
11—14 September 2019
2pm & 7pm (14 September)

Upstairs Studio

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Strap on your best pollie tie and review your how to vote cards, The Right will have you chomping at the bit for your preferred candidate. Or are you ready for the thrill of a leadership spill? In a field of personalities and bleeding hearts who would you put money on? Be audacious, finish that democracy sausage and join our melee of modern politics and dance!

The Right is a pork barrel roll into the scruff and tumble of contemporary politics presented by a bunch of contemporary dancers who’ve just had enough. Enough of the spruiking, enough of the slating; enough of the rorting and dodgy cavorting; enough of the polls, enough of the pledges, campaigns, caucuses, sandbags and war-chests. Rally with us and join the dance party. No sacrifices necessary. Make The Right your preference at the Fringe. You’ll never see a ballot paper in the same way again.

Choreography: Katrina Rank
Performance: Madeleine Atkinhead, Jenny Barnett, Rochelle Charmichael, Belinda Cussen, Louisa Duckett, Anne Gartner, Yvette Grant, Judy Leech, Jane Inglis-Keen, Kathryn Niesche, Holly Marshall, Jessica Mosca, Shannon Parsons, Rosemary Simons, Jan Turner, Catherine Underhill

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Katrina Rank, choreography and direction, danced professionally in Australia and the UK. Her choreographic credits include live and film works that explore identity and embodiment. Recent works include Birdwatching (2019), The Archivists (2018), My Body is an Etching (2017) and Tales of the Pebbleverse (2017). Katrina leads Fine Lines Dance for mature artists and is Director of Education and Lifelong Learning at Ausdance Victoria.

Igor Stravinsky (1882 – 1971), music, was a Russian-born composer, pianist, and conductor. He is particularly well known in the dance world for three works commissioned by the impresario Serge Diaghilev and first performed in Paris by Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes: The Firebird (1910), Petrushka (1911), and The Rite of Spring (1913). Stravinsky is widely regarded as a musical revolutionary who pushed the boundaries of musical design.

Jamie Henson, lighting design, was awarded The Elizabeth Scholarship in 1977 and was resident lighting designer of the Queensland Theatre Company. He designed for Nimrod, Queensland and South Australian Opera, Melbourne and Sydney Theatre companies, and was the company/production manager/ lighting designer of TAP DOGS. Jamie lectures at Melbourne Polytechnic and National Institute of Circus Arts.

Shannon Parsons, production, has been dancing, teaching, creating and producing dance and theatre for over thirty years.  A graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts, she has created works for stage and film. She has choreographed, collaborated and produced: Taming of the Shrew; Community platform performances 2004 & 2005; Arts in the Park; Talking to terrorists; Follow the colour; Saucy; Tales of the Pebbleverse; How to take a beating; Scream Bloody Murder; The Archivists and The Crane Project.

Fine Lines Dancers, performers. Fine Lines is a community of up to 50 mature dancers. Founded in 2013 by Katrina Rank, the community attracts dancers between 40 and 80 years. Fine Lines is interested in sustaining artistic and physical practice and making work that is provocative and challenges prevailing views of older female dancers. Fine Lines sees in each person a myriad of possibilities,  advocates for a change in perspective and is bold and uncompromising

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