Expressions Wins Two Touring with Excellence Awards

Expressions Double Season Acclaim!

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Expressions Double Season Acclaim!

Expressions have concluded a highly successful
August Double Season, in Brisbane, at the Judith Wright Centre
of Contemporary Art. The Double Season featured Maggi Sietsma’s The
5th Door
,
followed closely by Memory, a double-bill performance
with two guest choreographers: Natalie Weir and her work Jigsaw,
and Cheng Tsung Lung with Fragments of Memory.

The 5th Door, a contemporary reinvention of the classic
tale of Bluebeard by Maggi Sietsma, received
fanstastic feedback from audiences: “intense and beautiful
choreography”,
“innovative, thought-provoking and relevant”, “strong,
passionate performance that addressed the issue of domestic violence
in an expressive manner”
. Critical reviews responded
with praise, as
The 5th Door “demonstrates why the company has
been consistently internationally acclaimed: superb performers
delivering socially relevant yet engaging dance theatre, reinforced
by a compelling score and dramatic design elements”
.

Courier
Mail

Audiences were again inspired and moved by the
second Brisbane season Memory, with two distinct yet strong
dance performances.
Jigsaw, by Natalie Weir (originally performed in New york
and China) engaged audiences with it’s inventive and physical interpretation
of phobias and the relationships affected by them. Reviews
commended the successful re-mount of Jigsaw “as
testimony to Weir’s inventive vision and ability to tap into the
psyche…so many of it’s images have remained familiar”.
Courier
Mail

The World Premiere of Fragments
of Memory
by
Cheng Tsung Lung moved audience members inspiring an overwhelming
response of positive feedback. Memory was described as “spectacular
and captivating”, “unusual, beautiful, fluid”, “exhilirating
and inspiring”
with one audience member so enthused
she wrote to us,
“Amazing! I wish I could watch hours of it!”.

 

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