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monumental, 2006

Ros Warby, Monumental Ros Warby, Monumental
photo Jeff Busby
Monumental is Ros Warby’s award winning solo dance work, developed in collaboration with her long standing artistic team, designer Margie Medlin and composer Helen Mountfort.

Monumental is a richly layered movement piece, continuing to refine Warby’s integration of the solo dance form with 35mm film projection and solo cello. It draws from the iconic symbols of classical ballet, the swan and the soldier, bringing focus to our own sense of strength and dissolution, amidst the often irreconcilable tragedies and the sustaining power of beauty in the world today. The audience is invited to engage, through the solo dancer, with the innocent bird, and the brave, sometimes tainted soldier embedded within us all. [Text courtesy of the artist.]

Ros Warby, Monumental Ros Warby, Monumental
photo Jeff Busby
credits: conceived and directed by Ros Warby, created in collaboration with Helen Mountfort and Margie Medlin, choreography, performance Ros Warby, lighting, projection, set design Margie Medlin, music Helen Mountfort, cinematography Ben Speth, film editor Martin Fox, costume design Ros Warby, costume design consultation Jan Whitcroft, Mila Faranov, sound design Time Cole, production manager Kerry Ireland, stage manager Bronwyn Dunston

performances: premiere Melbourne International Arts Festival, October 2006; CarriageWorks, February 2009; Dance Theater Workshop, New York, April-May 2009; Miami Light Project, Miami, April 2009; Society for the Performing Arts, Houston, April 2009; Weber State University, Utah, April 2009; Irvine Barclay Theatre, University of California, April 2009; Le Biennale de Venezia, June 2010; Linbury Studio, London, October 2010

Ros Warby, Monumental Ros Warby, Monumental
photo Lisa Tomasetti
articles/reviews - realtime

risky business adds aesthetic value
philipa rothfield, realtime 76, december 2006-january 2007

the metaphysics of bird watching
keith gallasch, realtime 90, april-may, 2009

tribute, legacy & radical revisionism
keith gallasch, realtime 104 august-september, 2011


preview on the artist's site

Miami Light Project & The Arsht Center

preview on ozarts site


monumental | ros warby
jess thomson, melbourne stage online, october 15, 2006

underscoring vulnerability to a pointe
hillary crampton, the age, october 16, 2006

Ros Warby, Monumental Ros Warby, Monumental
photo Lisa Tomasetti
stephanie glickman, herald sun, october 17, 2006

the classic swan soldiers on
alex lalak, daily telegraph, february 18, 2009

flash response: ros warby’s monumental
karen stokes, dance source houston, april 17, 2009

ros warby’s monumental full of surprises
nichelle strzepek, nichelle dances, april 18, 2009

Ros Warby, Monumental Ros Warby, Monumental
photo Jeff Busby
ros warby’s monumental (and the places it took me)
neil ellis, neonuma arts: literature, performance, art, april 19, 2009

ros warby spreads her wings and takes off marching
deborah jowitt, village voice, april 29, 2009

taking wing: finding force within a classic form
gia kourlas, new york times, may 1, 2009

Ros Warby, Monumental Ros Warby, Monumental
photo Lisa Tomasetti
ros warby: monumental
gillie kleiman, bellyflop magazine, october 23, 2010

ros warby: monumental - review
judith mackrell, the guardian, october 25, 2010


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