7 – 10 February @ His Majesty’s Theatre ·
Presented by: Beijing Dance Theatre, Dancenorth Australia ·
Playking Productions & Jun Tian Fang ·
Sound and movement combine to create the hypnotic and meditative ritual One Infinity. Inspired by a Chinese ancient tale, this cross-cultural collaboration brings eastern and western traditions together for a shared experience of beauty and contemplation.
When Australian recorder virtuoso Genevieve Lacey spent time with guqin master Wang Peng of Beijing’s Jun Tian Fang Music Ensemble, neither could have imagined what extraordinary work they would create composer Max de Wardener to the process led to the creation of a transformative immersion in music and dance.
One Infinity is an entirely new experience. What begins as a concert of hauntingly beautiful music soon reveals another dimension, as dancers from Beijing Dance Theatre and Dancenorth Australia echo the sounds with their gently shifting bodies. Masterful choreography and everyday movement, ritual and improvisation, nature and civilisation are all driven into a state of flux in this stunning immersive experience.
A Perth Festival Co-Commission
Produced by Playking Productions & Jun Tian Fang
Featuring Jun Tian Fang Music Ensemble and dancers from
Beijing Dance Theatre and Dancenorth Australia
Pictured: One Infinity, credit: Amber Haines