Dance, Film, Visual Art & Design

BlackLux : Perspectives in timelapse.


Tickets $25 - $28

Tue 27 - Thu 29 Sep | 1 hour Newtown High School of Performing Arts - St George's Hall
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BlackLux: Perspectives in timelapse –An improv jam with a Dance, a video and a stills artist using black and white visual contrast to explore object/Space.

BlackLux- Perspectives in timelapse – is a dance work using black and white visual contrast to explore objects in space, the body, the body’s relationship to space (positive and negative), and progressively, the relationship between two moving bodies in high contrast space.

BlackLux is a continuation on an on going research called Sankofa- Moving Architecture
Sankofa is an African word from the Akan tribe in Ghana. The literal translation of the word and the mythical bird symbol is “it is not taboo to fetch what is at risk of being left behind” It symbolizes the Akan people’s quest for knowledge among the Akan with the implication that the quest is based on critical examination and intelligent and patient investigation.

With Sankofa at the core of exploration, Lucky Lartey will visit and revisit his traditional culture to inform the learning within and outcomes of this creative development, which in turn will move his practice forward into a new interdisciplinary territory. By blending contemporary dance language and traditional West African Dance practice together to explore the dichotomy between contemporary and tradition, drawing out shape, form, and storytelling while capturing this exploration of aesthetic. Cinema is calibrated to a white body.

With a team of diverse bodies, Lartey will explore the unspoken landscape of capturing different bodies and skin tones sharing space in stills and moving images. Lartey will experiment with background colours and chroma keys to learn how to create a resonance between light and dark skin tones to clearly articulate all moving bodies in photography and videography.

Show details

Show details
  • 1 hour
  • Venue 1: Newtown High School of Performing Arts - St George's Hall
Performance notes
  • World Premiere
  • Performance accessibility:
    Tuesday 27 Sep
  • Performance accessibility:
    Wednesday 28 Sep
  • Performance accessibility:
    Thursday 29 Sep
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Newtown High School of Performing Arts - St George's Hall

King Street, Newtown

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    • Dancer/ Choreographer – Lucky Lartey
    • Stills and lighting – Shane Rozario
    • Animation – Lucinda Clutterbuck
    • Dancer – Daniela Zambrano
    • Dancer – Angelica Osuji
    • Dancer – Gladys Yip
    • Musician – Pedro Roger Olympio
    Presented by
    • Lucky Lartey in collaboration with Photographer Shane Rozario and Dancers