7 Sep 2018
An evergreen selection of song and brand-new Indigenous dance to match the patterns and movement of the many Australian seasons.
The seasons in voices and dance from Chance to Vivaldi, with the Thomas E. S. Kelly Project
Following the movement of our planet around the sun, the weather changes and nature responds in colour and shape to wind and rain, shadows and sunshine. The traditional four seasons of Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter have been depicted in European art and music for centuries, but the Aboriginal experience of the seasons is a much more varied and subtler story that tells of the patterns of animal and plant life and their direct impact on survival. In this sympathetic synthesis of two artforms The Song Company is joined by a duo of dancers from The Thomas E.S. Kelly Project to trace the course of the Earth’s annual journey in movement and song, both old and new.
The Song Company belongs to a land whose first peoples used songlines and vocal music to pass knowledge and culture from generation to generation, and is proud to continue that tradition, in a unique way, sharing music from across western and non-western art traditions.