VIRTUOSI and THE GOLDS.
Screenings by Sue Healey
VIRTUOSI Created by award-winning choreographer and filmmaker Sue Healey with music by New Zealand jazz legend Mike Nock, Virtuosi is a feature length documentary about the drive to be an artist and the special nature of virtuosity in dance. Through exhilarating dance and stories from the heart, Virtuosi reveals intimate and astounding portraits of eight New Zealand dance artists. Destined for greatness, these artists all left their homeland in their youth to pursue careers around the world. They have each achieved remarkable things in the world of contemporary dance and through this film, audiences have the rare chance to witness their artistry as they reflect on their careers. Awards: Outstanding Achievement in Dance on Film, Australian Dance Awards 2013 / Silver for Cinematographer Judd Overton 2013 ACS Awards Australia for Documentaries, Cinema & TV Watch the video trailer here.
THE GOLDS Created by renowned choreographer and filmmaker Sue Healey, this documentary features a dance company of over 60 year old’s – vital, idiosyncratic, and complex individuals, who defy the preconception that dance is only for the young. THE GOLDS (Growing Old Disgracefully) are a group of Canberrans, who after retiring from a diversity of careers, now live to dance. The film gives insights into the art of ageing, revealing that creativity is something we should continue to seek and experience even at 90. THE GOLDS put the ‘gorwing’ back into gorwing old! Experimenting with form and perception, Healey creates dance for diverse spaces; theatres, specific sites and the screen, in Australia and interntionally. “Shows the transformative power of dance…a truly beautiful film.” – Michelle Potter, On Dancing.
WHEN: Saturday 14 March , 6pm [loop]
WHERE: 23, Meyers Place, Melbourne
PRICE: free entry