Artist: Gogi Dance Collective
Materials: Performance. Recycled plastics, ghost net, fabric, paint, performers
Talitha Maslin and Ashleigh White in association with Gogi Dance Collective brings you SIREN, a seaside dance performance that combines sculpture, rhythmic sound and gutsy movement like nothing you’ve ever seen before. Stumble across a habitat of distorted sea creatures and humans now inhabiting your local sands.
This alluring collaboration between sculptress Mimi Dennett, sounds artist Cr0nes and costume designer Kristie Rowe will pull you closer and mesmerise. SIREN explores our shared concern for the care of our oceans and a desire to create magical moments for audiences to connect back to nature. Beware, the beauty of the unnatural is dangerous.
SIREN is a seaside dance performance that combines wearable sculpture, rhythmic sound and gutsy movement like nothing you’ve ever seen before. Stumble across a habitat of distorted sea creatures and humans now inhabiting your local sands. This unforgettable experience will pull you closer and mesmerise but beware, the beauty of the unnatural is dangerous.
Lead Artist – Ashleigh White: Ashleigh White is a director, choreographer and performer who is interested in creating site-specific dance works that engage new audiences in places familiar to them by collaborating with artists across different disciplines. Ashleigh received her Bachelor of Arts from WAAPA in 2012 and has since founded a dance company called Gogi Dance Collective, that is triennially funded, in Gold Coast QLD. Ashleigh has worked predominantly independently and with Everybody NOW, Tammy Zarb and Co, The Flash Collective, Phluxus2 Dance Collective, Kate Shearer, All the Queens Men and Travers Ross. Ashleigh is based in Perth WA and travels between there and the Gold Coast as she continues to work extensively with Gogi Dance Collective. Most recently Ashleigh choreographed and performed a work called Social Fabric in STRUT Dance’s season Situ-8, at the State Theatre Centre of WA. Ashleigh is passionate about developing a methodology for creating site-specific works and furthering her artistic practice of dancing on the beach.
Gogi Dance Collective – Company Bio
With a combined 35 years of local and international dance practice, Alicia Harvie, Ashleigh White and Viviane Frehner are the Gogi Dance Collective. Producer and choreographer Harvie drives the creative collective’s exploration of new environments. White’s outstanding training at WAPPA elevates the company’s artistry. Frehner’s international career opens the regional company's perspective. Newly formed in 2015 and triennially funded by The City of Gold Coast, Gogi specialises in customised site-specific dance experiences. By delivering high production values and excellence in choreography, visual and sound design, site and event management, Gogi’s unexpected, immersive experiences embolden audiences to explore their local spaces, connect with each other and shift their expectations of arts experiences.