ABOUT THE PROJECT
My community educates me. It curates what I consume. What I consume affects what I think. What I think becomes what I contribute, what I create, what I affect. I affect you. You and I shape our community.
‘Concentricity’ interrogates our motivations and priorities regarding our relationships and the ripple effects of our actions. Within a world of brand-building and burnout should we be focusing our attention on global issues or self care? Should it be one before the other?
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Canberra Dance Theatre’s Performance Group REVEL was established in 2017.
The aim of the group is to enable participants to explore movement and performance by responding to a wide variety of stimuli proposed by facilitators, choreographers, sites and performance opportunities. The group has most recently performed at the ANU Drill Hall, first as part of a friends evening responding to paintings by Ildiko Kovacs, and then as part of CDT’s UnFramed. Group members come from diverse backgrounds. Some have been dancing since childhood, others have discovered the pleasures and benefits of dance in later life. Although still young, the group is already a vibrant playground for experimentation in dance and performance.
Ashlee Bye is an independent dance artist and educator with a Bachelor of Dance from the Victorian College of the Arts and a background in youth dance (QL2). Recently returned to Canberra, Ashlee has performed and presented work across Australia and New Zealand, worked with Liquid Skin and Mirramu Dance companies, and received support from Australia Council for the Arts, The Yarra Ranges Council, Dancehouse and Creative Partnerships Australia. Ashlee’s artistic interests include site-specific performance and improvisation and her work often experiments with non-traditional modalities and settings as a means to immerse her audience into concepts of place, communication and memory.