Deep Sea Dances
A whale falls to the darkest depths. Once animal, now host, its carcass slowly decays, providing sustenance to alien ecosystems. Its matter is distributed through multiple pathways, intercepting in a spontaneous unfolding of divergent, yet equal, parts.
Choreographer and dancer Rebecca Jensen (OVERWORLD, Deep Soulful Sweats), along with a large ensemble of performers, attempts to reimagine systems and conditions required for change. In a porous, fluid and volatile reality, a mass comes together to prioritise transition and transformation.Deep Sea Dances unfolds as structures weaken and a new ecology emerges.
In a world whose future remains uncertain, Deep Sea Dances looks for hope, drawing us away from the mainland, past the beach and into the abyss.
Rebecca Jensen & Performers
Supported by – Deep Sea Dances has been supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body; and the City of Melbourne through Arts House. Deep Sea Dances was developed through Arts House’s CultureLAB with the assistance of Creative Victoria.
Image by – Eliza Dyball