SAND: dance theatre installation with Japanese and Australian theatre companies

Project Summary

28 August 2018

Sector: Arts and Culture

Country location: Australia, Japan

Grantee: QUT

photo of a person sitting down with sand on their feet
Belloo Creative presents Sand. Credit: Danielle Shankey.

Project description

SAND explores the weathered fragments of our past, embedded in landscape and built environments. Inspired by the classic Japanese novel “Woman in the Dunes”, this contemporary, cross-cultural work explores what happens in the aftermath of dramatic upheaval and celebrates the beauty of impermanence.

Join Belloo Creative and the SAND collaborating artists this November and December for the making of a new cross-cultural, contemporary theatre work in the Flowstate pavilion at Southbank Brisbane.

SAND is an international collaboration that draws from Japanese classic literature, the 2011 tsunami and Indigenous connections to sand and stories of sand mining in Australia to create an original, contemporary performance.

Stage 1 of the development explores and tests the scale of sand play and sand installations during an all-ages, all-abilities public space creative process. Stage 2 brings artists into the space culminating in a free public showing of the new dance theatre work in development - SAND.

Key dates:

  • Flowstate Residency 1, Flowstate, Southbank, 06/11/2018 to 11/08/2018
  • Flowstate Residency 2, Flowstate, Southbank, 04/12/2018 to 08/12/2018

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Australia-Japan Foundation grant offer: $20,000

Last Updated: 16 August 2018