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Mirage

Photo Credit: Joshua Morris

Performances
Friday 7 January – Opening Night 7.30pm  
Saturday 8 January – 7.30pm  
Thursday 13 January -7.30pm 
Friday 14 January – 7.30pm * Auslan (booking essential) 
Saturday 15 January – 7.30pm  

Audio description and tactile tour available at all performances.
NB tactile tour 30min prior to performance time – bookings essential

Inspired by the enigmatic optical phenomenon, Mirage is a new full-length dance work by choreographer and dancer Martin del Amo, conjuring a shimmering world that oscillates between expectation and unpredictability. Fusing dance with striking visual design and a mesmerising musical score, the work creates a multidimensional reality, in which nothing is what it seems. Boundaries are constantly blurred and renegotiated – between memory and dreams, fantasy and illusion, what was and what is going to be. 

Commissioned by Campbelltown Arts Centre’s contemporary dance program, Mirage has been conceived by Martin del Amo in collaboration with dance artist Miranda Wheen. The piece is set to the music composition Piano and String Quartet by American avant-garde composer Morton Feldman, played live by pianist Sonya Lifschitz and the all-female Enigma Quartet.    

Queering identity expectations and challenging prevalent notions of reality, Mirage is designed as a ‘shared solo’ performed by both del Amo and Wheen. The work is a compelling cross-artform collaboration that weaves an intricate tapestry of dance, design and music, offering audiences an unusually immersive viewing experience.  


Creative Team
Concept, Director, Choreographer, Dancer: Martin del Amo
 
Co-Collaborator, Dancer: Miranda Wheen 
Music Consultant and Pianist: Sonya Lifschitz 
Music: Enigma Quartet 
Violin: Marianne Edwards  
Violin: Kerry Martin 
Viola: Elizabeth Woolnough 
Cello: Rowena Macneish 
Lighting Designer: Benjamin Brockman 
Design Consultant (costume and set): Paul Matthews 
Production Manager: Tyler Fitzpatrick  
Creative Producer: Anthea Doropoulos 

Mirage is presented by Campbelltown Arts Centre and Sydney Festival 2022.

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