Adelaide College Of The Arts – TAFE SA, Fri 11 Mar
Rip, Drag & Ruminate is the latest offering from the Third Year Adelaide College Of Arts students as they showcase their choreography and dance skills over four different short performances.
The first performance of the night was Entity, choreographed by Theodore Cassady, highlighting universal states of being through dance. The use of minimal set worked well for this piece. While there were a few issues with keeping in time to each other, the performers did a wonderful job as they crawled and tumbled around the stage.
Summons; a demonic creature has decided to inhabit the bodies of those close to him evoke fear and darkness around him. Choreographed by Natalie Bond and Sarah van Wijk, they have done a great job at conveying this through their choreography as did the performers who did well at playing with this beast inside them.
Choreographers Niamh Keller and Jesse Moore brought us Post, a piece about war and the vicious cycle of hate and crime and whether we as a society can ever move past this. Using their feet and heavy breath to set the tone, the performers again do a great job at expressing Keller and Moore’s message.
The final performance of the night takes several individual poems from the work of Rupi Kaur and translates them into dance in For The Arms That Hold Me…, choreographed by Maddy Macera, Daniel Maley and Emily McEvoy. This piece explores human relationships and the process they sometimes must take.
The performers made it hard for you look away as their commanding presence filled the stage. While sometimes a little too abstract for me, I can certainly appreciate the time, effort and enormous amounts of skill it takes to bring these performances together.
Rip, Drag & Ruminate continues at Adelaide College Of The Arts – TAFE SA from 7pm until Sat 12 Mar.
Book at FringeTIX on 1300 621 255 and adelaidefringe.com.au. Click HERE to purchase your tickets.