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Quantum physics never looked so good
Queensland's premier festival of contemporary dance returns to Brisbane for its third year. The Supercell Festival of Contemporary Dance, playing at Brisbane's Powerhouse, is a cultural celebration held across nine days. The boundary-pushing and thought-provoking program includes workshops, talks, and performances for professional dancers and dance lovers.
The exciting program included Quantum Entanglement; a fun performance that unearths the energy of particles on a microscopic scale, exploring the physical nature of matter and transformation through primary states.
Choreographer and Performer Lauren Sherlock, inspired by her father's love of science, used clever light effects, feminine costumes, and a mix of creative dance sequences and poses to create an energetic and alluring performance.
Sherlock was joined on stage by Candace Green, Chiu-ju Wang, and Reina Takeuchi. These four ladies worked well together, though each also contributed their own individual energy and point of view to the subject matter. Soft and contemplative movements were contrasted against frenetic firefly-like-moments and daring tumbles across the stage. While group choreography was interspersed with breakaway solos where a difference in dance styles was embraced.
One of the most creative and engaging sections of this performance involved the use of mini-spotlights. These were held by the dancers and run across the stage and the dancers bodies creating lovely little vision-windows that made one think of a beautiful and mysterious subatomic world placed under the microscope.
Overall the dancing was expressive and the story was enchanting.