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nerve 9, 2001

Tess de Quincey, Nerve 9 Tess de Quincey, Nerve 9
photo Russell Emerson
Weaving between the work of three of Australia’s most acclaimed women artists and around writings by Julia Kristeva, dancer Tess de Quincey invites you into a feminine space, an environment where body and textuality coexist. This is a raw and edgy layering where resonances of women’s culture and female sensibility are assembled in a crosscultural, interdisciplinary synthesis.

This collaboration brings together breathtaking and provocative poet Amanda Stewart with the intense, monumentality of digital sequencer Debra Petrovitch and the subversive trajectories of new media artist Francesca da Rimini. Other contributors bring elements from Turkish, Iranian, Indian, Chinese, Arabic, French, Chilean and Balinese female forms. Visual and sonic poetry is interwoven with a choreography that is based in a synthesis of Eastern and Western dance traditions. (Text courtesy of De Quincey Co.)

Tess de Quincey, Nerve 9 Tess de Quincey, Nerve 9
photo Russell Emerson
credits: dance and direction Tess de Quincey, visual and sonic poetry Amanda Stewart, audio visual sequencing Debra Petrovitch, text Francesca da Rimini, design and image editing Russell Emerson, lighting and digital design Richard Manner

performances: premiere, Performance Space, Sydney, May 2001; Dancehouse, Melbourne, February 2002; Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Perth, September-October 2005; Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart, October 2005; Performance Space, Sydney, October 2005; North Melbourne Town Hall, November 2005; Brisbane Powerhouse, November 2005; Brown’s Mart, Darwin, November 2005

reviews/articles - realtime

a body called flesh
eleanor brickhill, realtime 44, august-september, 2001

nerve 9 goes national
realtime, realtime 68, august-september, 200


nerve tingling night of dance
deborah jones, the australian, june 4, 2001

engrossing kaleidoscope of dance, sight and sound
jill sykes, sydney morning herald, may 25, 2001

nerve 9 on the edge of the arcane
the age, february 2, 2002

tess de quincey, nerve 9: turning women, words, dance and space inside out
julie dyson, ausdance national, august, 2005

magnetic in an apprehensive manner
rita clarke, the australian, september 30, 2005

de quincey: nerve 9
hilary crampton, melbourne stage, november 3, 2005

it’s written on their bodies
chloe smethurst, the age, november 7, 2005

nerve 9—tess de quincey
jill sykes, sydney morning herald, october 21, 2005

base manifesto
dan eady, courier mail, november 18, 2005

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