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sunstruck, 2008

Nick Sommerville, Sunstruck Nick Sommerville, Sunstruck
photo Heidrun Löhr
Inside a landscape of isolation and absence, two dancers inhabit a series of interconnected, physical scenes. A dense interrelationship of body/landscape, people/place mixes with the glorious sounds of live cello and violin in an intimate performance experience rich with resonance.

Long time collaborators Helen Herbertson and Ben Cobham join forces with some of Australia’s finest artists in a performance structure to challenge their collaborative history. Ever changing, unique to each performance, an active score unfolds and adjusts in front of you. Like a dream half remembered, a future half imagined, Sunstruck is a poetic elegy for light, dance and sound to slide into the imagination. [Text courtesy of the artist.]

Trevor Patrick, Sunstruck Trevor Patrick, Sunstruck
photo Heidrun Löhr
credits: concept collaboration Helen Herbertson, Ben Cobham, devised and directed Helen Herbertson, design, light Ben Cobham, physical realisation Helen Herbertson, Trevor Patrick, Nick Sommerville, performance Trevor Patrick, Nick Sommerville, set realisation Alan Robertson, soundscape Livia Ruzic, violin, cello Tamil Rogeon, Tim Blake, production Bluebottle-Frog Peck, management Moriarty’s Project

performances: premiere Melbourne International Arts Festival, October 2008; Performance Space, CarriageWorks, August 2009; Performance Space, Sydney, August 2009; Dublin Dance Festival, May 2010; Dance Massive, Melbourne, 2011

Trevor Patrick, Sunstruck Trevor Patrick, Sunstruck
photo Heidrun Löhr
reviews/articles - realtime

awestruck by dance
john bailey, realtime 88, december 2008-january 2009

journey of the tribe
jana perkovic, dance massive 2011 online feature


chloe smethurst, dance out there, october 14, 2008

melbourne festival: sunstruck by helen herbertson and ben cobham
chris boyd, the morning after: performing arts in australia, october 16, 2008

melbourne arts festival reviews
chris boyd, herald sun, october 17, 2008

sunstruck ?helen herbertson and ben cobham
stephanie glickman, australian stage, october 18, 2008

melbourne festival – snatches of clarity amid slick artifice
deborah jones, the australian, october 21, 2008

Nick Sommerville and Trevor Patrick, Sunstruck Nick Sommerville and Trevor Patrick, Sunstruck
photo Heidrun Löhr
jana perkovic, guerrilla semiotics, october 22, 2008

john bailey, sunday age, october 26, 2008

a sense of mystery among movement
alex lalak, daily telegraph, august 11, 2009

sunstruck, ros indexical, spiralling down
michael seaver, irish times, may 13, 2010

dream journeys and premonitions
jill sykes, sydney morning herald, august 13, 2009


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