Presented by Dancehouse & Sue Healey/Performing Lines
On View: Quintet is a luminous, cinematic experience evoking the reverential spaces of a portrait gallery. The work dissects the body with an analytical intimacy as it explores the dimensions of portraiture and how we view each other.
On View: Quintet presents video and live portraits of five Australian dance artists central to Healey’s recent work: Martin del Amo, Shona Erskine, Benjamin Hancock, Raghav Handa and Nalina Wait – an archive of movement histories. On View: Quintet is a celebration of these artists’ unique skills in shaping identity through meticulous attention to movement. It exposes diverse ways of thinking through the body.
Healey’s work reveals the drama that exists at the boundaries between the choreographic and the filmic – a provocative dialogue between performers and their cinematic selves, articulating how we see and are seen.
Winner Outstanding Achievement in Dance on Film/New Media – 2014 Australian Dance Awards.
Film: Sue Healey
Choreographer: Sue Healey, in collaboration with the performers
Performers: Martin del Amo, Shona Erskine, Benjamin Hancock, Raghav Handa, Nalina Wait
Director of Photography: Judd Overton
Music: Darrin Verhagen, Justin Ashworth
Lighting Designer: Karen Norris
Producer: Pippa Bailey – MAPS NSW, Performing Lines
Image: Sue Healey