TWIST ON TRADITION: MakeShift Dance Collective is set to perform at Studio 188 tonight.
TWIST ON TRADITION: MakeShift Dance Collective is set to perform at Studio 188 tonight.

Brave new ideas hit Ipswich dance scene

A NEW interactive performance will be shown for one night only as part of MakeShift Dance Collective's One Two Ten Project.

The free performance, to be held at Studio 188, will involve multiple solo performances that will be positioned in and around the venue to allow audiences to travel from one location to the next.

MakeShift member Caitlin Mackenzie said the round-robin style journey would provide a twist to traditional sit-down performances.

"We want to create a new platform to present art in Queensland, something to challenge traditional protocol and audience participation," she said.

"We're hoping to get feedback on the process for the audience, how easy or difficult it is for them to negotiate the rules and structure of the work.

"We are interested in the connectedness of all the solos despite their separation."

Artistic director Timothy Wynn said the independent dance collective was presenting the project as part of THAT Production Company's Performance- in-Progress Series.

"We're excited to have MakeShift presenting work here in Ipswich," Mr Wynn said.

"Having independent artists of that calibre coming to Ipswich to test their ideas is a great indication of the successful and significant opportunities THAT Production Company are trying to offer emerging artists."

Performers include Gabriel Comerford, Aimee Dittmer, Abby Johnson, Caitlin Mackenzie, Mariana Paraizo, Courtney Scheu and Andrew Searle.

The one-off performance will be tonight from 7pm.

To reserve a ticket or for more information about the event phone Studio 188 on 3810 7751.



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