Presented by Arts House and Kate Neal
7.30pm, Wed 27 May
7.30pm, Thu 28 May with Post Show Q & A
7.30pm, Fri 29 May
2pm, Sat 30 May
7.30pm, Sat 30 May
5pm, Sun 31 May
North Melbourne Town Hall
521 Queensberry St,
Composer Kate Neal creates a compelling and intriguing multimedia exploration of signalling, communication and miscommunication in Semaphore.
Using physical, visual and aural encoding systems – Semaphore, Morse code, pennants, lights and binary code – three dancers and eight musicians synchronize in a complex coordinated choreography of bodies, music and illumination, to generate an immersive display of sound and vision.
Laura Sheedy’s direction, Jo Lloyd’s choreography, Sal Cooper’s animations, and archival recordings of World War II signalmen further augment Semaphore’s rich visual and aural composition.
Regimented physical formations, outbreaks of cascading melody, intricate interplays of light and sound; Semaphore is an ingenious visual and sonic experience.
“Kate Neal represents the new wave of Australian composers…an explosion of scintillating colour and intoxicating movement.”
-Herald Sun, on Rabid Bay
Harrison Hall, Rebecca Jensen, Shian Law
With an ensemble of eight musicians
Supported by –Semaphore has been supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body; Arts Victoria; and the City of Melbourne through Arts House.
Image by – Michael Camilleri