TREMOR - Ashley Dyer, Multi-Artform Practitioner, Exhibits at the Art House
Sound creates movement - movement creates sound
When the resonant frequency is reached - it sings in sympathy.When the amplitude is too great - it breaks.
Created by Ashley Dyer, Tremor is a multi-artform performance that examines the movement associated with vibration and the relationship between a build up of pressure on the body and the planet.
With a large team of collaborators, Dyer has invented and constructed a custom-built 8m x 8m vibrating floor comprising 13 shake tables and over 230 metal poles.
When the shake tables are charged with audible and sub-sonic sound they vibrate the metal poles making them move in simple choreographed patterns and they also resonate additional sound for Nigel Brown's sound score.
Immersed within a grassland of metal poles, three female dancers (Kristy Ayre, Nat Cursio and Jo White) move in mesmeric but simple ways to create a performance that complements the motion and sound of the kinetic sculpture/musical instrument.
The third work in a series of dance-portraits, Tremor is a unique and idiosyncratic venture into the natural, the constructed, the individual and the environment - it is heard and felt through the whole body.
Dyer has a reputation for challenging, confronting and poetically intriguing works that merge the unexpected with unexpected beauty, including Life Support (2013), Nothing to See Here (2014), The Chat (2015) and SK!N (2016).
Lead Artist: Ashley Dyer
Sound Designer: Nigel Brown
Principal Dancer: Kristy Ayre
Set Design: Jason Lehane
Lighting Designer: Travis Hodgson
Dancers: Nat Cursio and Jo White
Production Manager: Govin Ruben
Performers & Assistants: Lindsay Templeton and James Hogan
Arts House artshouse.com.auTremor http://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/arts-and-culture/arts-house/whats-on-arts-house/Pages/tremor.aspx
Season Wed 16 - Sun 20 November
Times Wed - Fri 7:30pm, Sat 2pm & 7:30pm, Sun 5pm
Duration 50 mins
Green Tix for Nix Thu 17 November
Post-show Q&A Thu 17 November
Address - Arts House, 521 Queensberry Street, North Melbourne
Tickets Full $35 / Concession $30 / Student $25
Bookings artshouse.com.au or (03) 9322 3713
Interviews and high res images available upon request.