|Panta Rei Danseteater dance works: I Wish Her Well and Lullaby|
Monash University’s new $53 million Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts will play host to two dance works by internationally acclaimed Norwegian dance company, Panta Rei Danseteater, on Friday 6 September as part of MLIVE’s Weightless dance series.
In the celebrated dance company’s first visit to Australia, Panta Rei Danseteater will perform I Wish Her Well and Lullaby exclusively to MLIVE audiences in the Alexander Theatre.
I Wish Her Well
The fast-paced and colourful, I Wish Her Well draws on the stories of four women closely related to the dancers as well as the diaries of a 16-year-old girl who is now an 88-year-old woman. Combining storytelling and muscular physicality, the skilful and exciting piece scored by acclaimed British composer, Nathaniel Reed captures the small everyday events of its subjects’ lives.
The thought-provoking, Lullaby follows three male dancers as they explore the dynamics of friendship, friction, competitiveness and outright aggression between men. This performance, co-created by three female choreographers, features an attractive and slightly twisted Latin American-influenced score for cello and piano, which is played live with the composer at the keyboard, taking cues as much from the dancers as they from him. It lends an improvisatory but very unified feel to this satisfying and dynamic show.
Tickets to performances can be purchased individually or as double bill ‘Weightless package’, offering a discounted rate to see both works on Friday, 6 September.
Dance lovers looking to make a night of it can watch I Wish Her Well followed by Lullaby, with time to enjoy dinner and a drink in between shows at the Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts’ new restaurant and bar, Script at the Jazz Club.
Tickets to I Wish Her Well and Lullaby start from $20 and are on sale now. For more information and to book, visit www.monash.edu/mlive/whats-on/weightless.
Venue: Alexander Theatre, Ian Potter Centre for Performing arts. 48 Exhibition Walk, Clayton VIC 3800