I left my shoes on warm concrete and stood
Gabrielle NankivellPresented in Season 2 2011
Presented by Arts House and Mobile States
6.30pm, Thurs 11 Aug
6.30pm, Fri 12 Aug
2pm, Sat 13 Aug
6.30pm, Sat 13 Aug
$30 / $25
North Melbourne Town Hall
521 Queensberry St,
Strobe lighting, strong coarse language, complete blackout
I left my shoes on warm concrete and stood in the rain is inspired by the beauty, power and complexity of the world in which we live. Through motion the work expresses and reinforces the exhilaration for life that exists in every individual.
The performance considers ‘struggle’ as an inherent quality of being human. Both deeply personal and universal, struggle is a multi-faceted player – beautiful, inspiriting and powerful, insufferable and harsh. Timeless and indiscriminate… struggle just is.
I left my shoes on warm concrete and stood in the rain is brought to you in the spirit of sitting in a chopping, changing, hurtling world full of dishevelled perfection – a world where individual meets collective and you and I are equal.
Text, Physical Content & Performance:
Motion Laboratories – Luke Smiles
Supported by – Originally produced by Dancehouse’s Housemate Residency Program Toured by Performing Lines for Mobile States, with the support of the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, and through the national performing arts touring program, Playing Australia.
Image by – Chris Herzfeld Camlight Productions