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Reflect at State Theatre Centre

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What we know is shaped by what we remember
When light hits a moving body and is reflected on the white shiny background, it creates a phosphorescent glow, a half-shadow, an almost visible thought.

Reflect plunges us into shadowy psychological terrain, a half- remembered story that turns around on itself.


Five young people exist so much in the now that they can't imagine the future. They replay a half-forgotten memory over and over. The distinction between what's real and what's imagined starts to disappear…

Acclaimed choreographer Sue Peacock is proud to present Reflect, an exciting world premiere dance performance in the Studio Underground at the State Theatre Centre of Western Australia from 3 – 11 May 2013.

A single moment seen from five different perspectives, Reflect is irreverent, poetic, reminiscent and whimsical. It is a reflection of our times.

A collaboration with award-winning designer Andrew Lake and sound artist Ben Taaffe, Reflect draws on cinematic techniques to echo another moment in time; a slippage between the present and the past. It signals a return to pure choreographic form and acknowledges the simplicity and potency of the body.


Choreographer Sue Peacock said "I am enjoying returning to a primary focus on movement in this new production. I have a firm belief in the ability of the body to communicate simply and powerfully. It has been a particular joy to work with a new group of younger dancers to create Reflect.

They bring a different generation's ideas to my physical exploration of how memory works. Together we are trying to get inside the human head. What does memory made visible look like? "

Performed by a standout cast including renowned West Australian dancers, Kynan Hughes (Sydney Dance Company, The Ghost's Child) and Tyrone Robinson (One Night Echo), Reflect will create a lasting impact on audiences aged 12 to adult.


Reflect runs from 3rd to the 11th May at the Studio Underground, State Theatre Centre of WA. Tickets cost from $20 - $35 and may be obtained by going online to Tickatek or ringing 1300 795 012.

A sneak preview of Reflect can be viewed on Youtube by clicking here.
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Why? Inventive and innovative modern dance
When: 11:00am, 4:00pm, 6:30pm and 8:00pm
Phone: 1300 795 012
Where: Studio Underground, State Theatre Centre, 74-176 William St, Perth, WA
Cost: $20-$35
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