Image Chris Herzfeld/Camlight Productions

From South East local to internationally renowned, award-winning choreographer, Lewis Major has had an incredible career trajectory. He is returning to the region to present his latest work – S/WORDS and Unfolding.

After stellar performances at the Adelaide Festival, his newest double bill is a great way to discover the genius and beauty of his work.

Unfolding melds fluid dance with shifting 3D projection animation by creative coder Fausto Brusamolino and an epic score by James Brown to create an immersive journey that invites the audience to think about the concept of duality. The work also features costumes created in Adelaide by Naomi Murrell Studios.

S/WORDS follows a slap-dash tribe of performers coming to terms with the failures of a system that they once believed in: an apocalyptic, absurd vision of a collapsing world where language is no longer used to build trust and solidarity, but to destroy and divide.

“And there they were: locked in a theatre, dancing, while the world slipped into chaos outside…”

With his trademark cinematic style and acerbic wit, Major weaves a study in the contrasts and contradictions, the violence and transcendence of the modern human condition.

Director/Choreographer Lewis Major
Lighting and Visual Design Fausto Brusamolino
Music and Sound Design James Peter Brown

Lewis Major Double Bill: S/WORDS & Unfolding from Country Arts SA on Vimeo.

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This event has a strict lockout policy: latecomers will be admitted at interval.

Contains nudity, strong language, violence, smoking. Recommended for audiences 12+.
Utilises strobe effects, theatrical haze and smoke.

Following their Adelaide Festival season, Lewis Major Projects will bring his double bill (Unfolding & S/Words) to Mt Gambier. Join company dancers for an aspiring contemporary dance workshop designed for intermediate level dance students to build new creative skills, techniques and expanding awareness of contemporary dance and the opportunities that it presents for learning and development. The workshop will include a group warmup and an inspiring mixture of contemporary dance training including technique, choreography and improvisation. Maximum of 30 students per workshop

Time: 5pm-6.30pm
Date: Wednesday 7 April
Location: Swimskool, 29 Percy St, Mount Gambier
Duration: 90 minutes
Skill Level: Intermediate-Advanced
Price: $10

Bookings are available to dance schools to be run in studio. Please contact the venue for more information.

Following their Adelaide Festival season, Lewis Major Projects will bring his double bill (Unfolding & S/Words) to Mt Gambier. Join company dancers for an aspiring ballet workshop designed for advanced students to build new creative skills, techniques and expanding awareness of ballet. The workshop will include a group warmup and an inspiring mixture of technical exercises, choreography and improvisation. Maximum of 30 students per workshop

Time: 4pm-5:30pm
Date: Tuesday 6 April
Location: Swimskool, 29 Percy St, Mount Gambier
Duration: 90minutes
Skill Level: Advanced
Price: $10

Bookings are available to dance schools to be run in studio. Please contact the venue for more information.

Following their Adelaide Festival season, Lewis Major Projects will bring his double bill (Unfolding & S/Words) to Mt Gambier. Each morning that the company are in town, you can experience how professionals prepare for a day of rehearsals. Join the company dancers each morning for their exhilarating warmup with ballet barre and improvisation. There is a maximum of 10 students per class and please note that one on one training will not be offered in this class.

Time: 10am-11:15am
Date: Wed 7 April, Thur 8 April, & Fri 9 April (participants do not need to attend all sessions)
Duration: 75 minutes
Venue: Varcoes Foundry, next to Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre
Skill Level: Intermediate-Advanced
Price: Free

No bookings required.

S/WORDS and Unfolding - A Double Bill by Lewis Major is supported by

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