MakeShift Dance Collective, one of Brisbane’s most exciting independent arts groups, will take over West End’s Ice Cream Factory to present their new work Three Easy Steps as part of the Anywhere Theatre Festival in May.
Fresh from a sold-out season in Brisbane Festival’s 2012 Under The Radar, MakeShift and guest artist Christy Williams (New York) are bringing dance out of the theatre and into the Ice Cream Factory. Expect a show that is surprising, vibrant, and that smashes through the fourth wall and invites the audience to experience dance up close and personal. The dancers will write on the walls and the floor, undress and redress, announce the latest headlines and watch the trains pass by.
After the show the audience are invited to continue the conversation and hit West End’s Jam Jar, where they will receive 10% discount when they present their ticket to Three Easy Steps.
MakeShift currently consists of four Brisbane artists, Caitlin MacKenzie (choreographer for this work), Gabriel Comerford, Abby Johnson and Katie Neumann, with Sydney artist Gemma Dawkins and New York guest artist Christy Williams. MakeShift are all QUT dance graduates who have gone on to perform and choreograph nationally and internationally, working with companies including Dance North, Compagnie Mado (New Caledonia), Tami Dance Company (Israel), and Maya Dance Theatre (Singapore), and who are bringing an exciting new vision to the Brisbane dance scene.
MakeShift have created a guide to communication in Three Easy Steps. One dancer performs a brief induction into Speaking Clearly. Two women attempt to show us how to Speak For Oneself. And three strangers endeavor to Stop. Motion. amongst the news headlines, status updates and to-do lists.
For more information see www.makeshiftdance.com.au
15, 16, 17, 18 May @ 7pm
FULL $20, CONC $15, GROUPS (6+) $15
The Ice Cream Factory, Lvl 2, 51 Mollison St, West End, 4101