Art Gallery to host PhoneHeads Dance show
The CreateAbility Performance Ensemble will perform 'PhoneHeads', a dance and movement piece at the Bendigo Art Gallery next week.
Creative producer John Willis said the show's inspiration came from an interest in how people use technological devices.
"We observe people entering their own world when they're on their phones or are wearing headphones," Mr Willis said.
"It's really interested us that people create their own private space, but they're in a very public environment.
The performance will explore how people can inhabit different head spaces while sharing the same physical space, and its impacts on privacy.
"It is a contradiction that we find quite fascinating," Mr Willis said.
"A big part of the interest in this concept was thinking about the ways we communicate and connect with each other and how that has changed."
The 12 performers in the ensemble all have their own unique way of expressing themselves and moving, but that's a challenge Mr Willis relishes.
"We like the challenge because it pushes us into directions that are unexpected."
"We end up with results that we wouldn't have come to just by working with people that had a trained dance background," he said.
This latest collaboration draws upon the work of choreographer Emily Richards-Jones and composer Jacques Soddell.
'PhoneHeads' will be performed at he Bendigo Art Gallery on Wednesday, December 4 and Thursday, December 5 between 2pm and 2:30pm.
Entry is free.