When we meet a new person for the first time, there is so much information passed between us which is not spoken. Instead it is felt in our body and in the connection of the space between our bodies. In Australia and China we inhabit our shared and personal spaces differently. I am interested in the connections that we make with each other in time and space.

Choreography: Elise May in collaboration with  the dancers
Rehearsal Director: Richard Causer
Dancers: DU Yanyan, REN Xiaowei, XIAO Zelan, HE Jun, LIANG Ziyan, NIE Jiamin, TIAN Lixia, WANG Yunke, BIN Shaoyan, CHEN Lingli, JIANG Mingfu
Producer of season: Guangdong Modern Dance Company
Festival: Guangdong Modern Dance Festival

Music: Goodbye : Blamstrain, Somno Diu Erit : r.roo, Error : r.roo, Timeless : Ocoeur, And By Sweet I Mean : Ben Lukas Boysen, Despair : Poordream, Flying Blind : Poor Dream, Sonar : Ólafur Arnalds, Funktion : Frank Bretschneider & Ralph Steinbrüchel

This work was created for independent Chinese dancers in the city of Guangzhou (Guangdong Province, China) for Guangdong Modern Dance Company’s “Dance With Me” program in the 2017 Guangdong Modern Dance Festival, 2017.

This opportunity was made possible by EDC’s Chinese Australian Dance Exchange Project: