If you need to watch a production different from the rest, Tragédie is your best bet. Created by a prominent figure in dance, Olivier Dubois, Tragédie explores the notion of humanity.
This is a minimalist dance piece focusing more on movement than costume or music. Both men and women are involved moving to a constant bass drum. Dubois explains the production allows yourself to feel your own perception of the world, however each person’s understanding will be different.
“Do not expect anything but emotions and sensations from art!” said Dubois. “Those might make you think, talk or comment. Don’t expect anything, don’t go for something you want to see but let Tragédie drive you somewhere you’ve never been!”
Dubois has no idea how this piece is unique from other performances or why a piece becomes a masterpiece. All he asks is for audiences to be patient and let this human flow turn you upside down.
This Australian premiere is the first time Dubois will be at Carriageworks, and if you’re a fan of dance at all this has to be on your to do list. Dubois has been the appointed director of France’s Ballet du Nord since January 2014.
Dubois has choreographed a number of successful performances such as Pour tout l’or du monde for the series Sujets à vif of the Festival d’Avignon and Faune(s).
This show involves nudity and is recommended for mature audiences. (AMal)
Sep 2–3, 8pm. Carriageworks, 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh. $35. Tickets & info: www.carriageworks.com.au
BY ATHINA MALLIS