Natalie Weir's where the heart is

Natalie Weir's WHERE THE HEART IS

 

Time, memory and a sense of place in iconic Queensland dance

Whether a place of residence, refuge or comfort, home is where the heart is… a place that allows you to breathe and dream.

Enter the emotionally charged memories of a young man’s past as Expressions Dance Company’s six incredible dancers and three gifted musicians perform Natalie Weir’s first full-length work as Artistic Director of the company. 
With a breathtaking new score by John Rodgers, where the heart is features dynamic, physical and emotionally resonant music and dance.

Set against the iconic remnants of an old ‘Queenslander’,with lyrics inspired by David Malouf’s novel 12 Edmondstone Street, this multi-arts performance is deeply imbued with a sense of place and memories of home.

Choreography and Concept: Natalie Weir

Music: John Rodgers

Design: Bruce McKinven

Lighting: Matt Scott

Performed by: Expressions Dance Company

Music performed by: Pearly Black (vocals), Erkki Veltheim (strings) and Marc Hannaford (piano)

Produced in partnership with QPAC.

 

REVIEWS

“Enthralling and powerful, this dance theatre production speaks to the fragilities in everyone’s lives.” ARTSHUB 2012

“It promised much for EDC on its premiere in 2010 and continues to promise as a work of substance and longevity.” DANCE AUSTRALIA 2012

“Expressions Dance Company’s return season of Where the Heart Is well and truly stole my heart. The characters, the concept, the choreography, the staging and the score … I was in awe.”
XS ENTERTAINMENT 2012

“where the heart is has successfully indicated a vibrant new creative direction for the company, redefining its future as one of great promise”. THE COURIER MAIL 2010

“If you have a heartbeat, I defy you not to be moved by Where the Heart Is” OURBRISBANE.COM 2010

“Love, loss, sorrow and joy are poignantly evoked in an exquisite synthesis of dance, music and design. …All six dancers are equally superb in combining technical skill with dramatic intent. …all the elements have coalesced in a perfect balance of choreographic innovation, dramatic structure and creative design”. THE COURIER MAIL 2010

“Natalie Weir has shown her talent with this piece, an engaging and powerful contemporary dance work that confidently bonds the ties between theatre and dance. Expressions Dance Company continues to carve its path as leading Australian artists and Where the Heart Is could well be a landmark work for them” AUSTRALIAN STAGE 2010

Photos by Fiona Cullen

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