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Experience the rhythm with Topology and friends
A unique collaboration of new music, drums and dance

Queensland new music ensemble, Topology are known for their exciting and innovative collaborations, having previously worked with The Kransky Sisters, Katie Noonan, Geoffrey Rush and the Brodsky Quartet to name a few. This concert, entitled Three: Tap Into Topology, will bring together legendary drum-kit artist Grant Collins and tap-dancer Bill Simpson, who choreographs Red Hot Rhythm, along with Topology members to create a uniquely energetic and intoxicating performance of new compositions.

Topology uses a unique blend of instruments

Topology have been together since 1997 and it's members play saxophone, strings and piano, an unusual combination which gives the musicians the chance to explore new sounds. Saxophonist John Babbage, bassist Robert Davidson, violist Bernard Hoey, pianist Therese Milanovic and violinist Krista Powell all have Queensland connections, either as graduates or teachers at Brisbane's top music institutions. The members of the ensemble compose new music for their unique blend of instruments and present performances which are beautifully staged, often incorporating lighting effects, acting and dance in their home at the Brisbane Powerhouse.

Grant Collins
Grant Collins and his eighty piece drum-kit will provide rhythmic drive

Grant Collins is known as the drum kit master, presenting workshops and performances all around Australia. His drum-kit is a one of a kind custom kit worth over $75000, which takes his team two hours to assemble. With almost eighty pieces, the drum-kit boasts twenty-six drums, thirty-four cymbals and eighteen foot-pedals. Grant will push the ensemble members to the edge of rhythmic possibility, while maintaining an undeniable groove.

Tap dance
Bill Simpson will bring his own brand of rhythm

Dance is Bill Simpsons life. Artistic Director and choreographer for Red Hot Rhythm, a Gold Coast/Brisbane based dance company that specialises in Tap dance and Irish dance, Bill will add his own blend of energetic rhythms to the performance. Adding this visual, as well as audible, component to the compositions will bring greater drama and intensity to the performance space.

There is limited free parking available at The Powerhouse, or you can park at near-by New Farm Park. While there, you may like to enjoy a meal or drinks at one of The Powerhouse's two eating establishments, Bar Alto or Watt Restaurant. You can also explore the visual art displays which adorn the walls, nooks and crannies of the venue. For a list of what is on display, go Here.

This innovative performance of music, rhythm and dance will take place in the Visy Theatre at The Powerhouse. There will be five performances between the 11th and the 14th December, from Wednesday to Friday at 7:30pm and on Saturday at 2:30 and 7:30pm. Tickets cost $44.50 for adults, concessions and under 30's $29.50 and children twelve and under $15. Group discounts are also available, with tickets costing $34.50 for a group of four or more. Tickets will be available soon from The Powehouse Booking Page.
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Why? New music and dance
When: Wed-Fri 7:30; Sat 2:30 & 7:30
Phone: 07 3358 8600
Where: Visy Theatre, Brisbane Powerhouse
Cost: $15 - $44.50
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