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Tower Suites

Ros Warby

Presented in Season 1 2012

World Premiere
Presented by Arts House & Ros Warby

7.30pm, Wed 22 Feb
7.30pm, Thurs 23 Feb with post-show Q&A
7.30pm, Fri 24 Feb
3pm, Sat 25 Feb
7.30pm, Sat 25 Feb
5pm, Sun 26 Feb
50 mins
$30 / $25

Arts House
North Melbourne Town Hall
521 Queensberry St,
North Melbourne

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A choreography between dance, voice, cello and film, Tower Suites delves into the hierarchies of our relationships and our lives. Ros Warby’s new collaborative work brings attention to our often confused attempts to navigate the delicate terrain of human behaviour and the creation and collapse of the ‘worlds’ and structures we build around us.

Archival film of architectural landscapes, both at the pinnacle of achievement and in collapse, share the stage with Warby’s unique performance, the pure and profound vocal work of Ria Soemardjo, and Helen Mountfort’s haunting cello. Suggesting insights into the values developed by our culture and the possible inaccuracies of these perceptions, the performers’ mature stage presence and compositional intelligence expose the subtle and transient moments of relationship and connection.

Tower Suites is the fifth major work from the critically acclaimed team of Warby/Medlin/Mountfort. Their 20-year collaborative history adds weight and resonance to this finely-judged new work.

Ros Warby
Created in collaboration with:
Helen Mountfort, Margie Medlin, Ria Soemardjo
Ros Warby
Light/Projection/Set Designer:
Margie Medlin
Composer/Performer (cello):
Helen Mountfort
Performer (voice):
Ria Soemardjo
Ben Speth
Editor (film):
Martin Fox
Costume Designer:
Harriet Oxley
Sam Evans
Moriarty’s Project Inc.

Supported by – Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, the Victorian Government through Arts Victoria and the City of Melbourne through Arts House.
Image by – Calista Lyon