Fri September 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$15 – $20
QUARK explores our human need to connect with each other, and how many things, including social media, threaten these connections. Quarks are the smallest known layer of matter in the Universe, and when pulled apart their bond becomes both stronger and more strained, until it snaps and new quark pairs are created. Just like us, the elementary particles in every cell of our bodies can never exist in isolation.
Viewed from all four sides, it’s as if the work is being examined under a microscope by the audience. Featuring intricate and quiet duos juxtaposed against a heaving mass of bodies, QUARK is both visually impressive and strangely moving.
With co-choreographer Adam Wheeler having a strong relationship with the community in Alice Springs, Yellow Wheel is very excited to bring QUARK to the NT as our major season for 2019. This project has the potential to engage local young people through a dance workshop series, and will be an incredibly special experience for our young company members.
QUARK was presented as Yellow Wheel’s major season in 2016, and was choreographed by Adam Wheeler and Kyall Shanks, in collaboration with a cast of 22 young dancers.
Yellow Wheel, established in Melbourne in 2012, is an Australian dance company specialising in working with young people and emerging artists. The company offers a range of programs to connect emerging dancers with professional artists, and provides rigourous contemporary dance training and professional development.
Find out more at about Yellow Wheel at www.yellowwheel.com.au
Join us for this year’s 2019 DesFest, celebrating the vibrant community, arts and culture of Central Australia. Head to desfest.com for more information.
Desert Festival takes place on the land of the Central Arrernte people. We wish to pay our respects to the traditional owners of this Country and to their ancestors. As the Festival welcomes contemporary artists and art from around the world, we also celebrate the continuing culture of the Arrernte nation.
Proudly sponsored by the Northern Territory Government and the Department of Tourism and Culture.
Many thanks to our supporters; the Northern Territory Government, Arts NT, Alice Springs Town Council, 8CCC Community Radio, Tim Fairfax Family Foundation, The Japan Foundation Sydney, Central Australian Art Society Inc., The Centralian Advocate, Totem Theatre, Casuarina Senior College Theatrette, Monte’s Lounge, Epilogue Lounge, Flynn Memorial Uniting Church Lawns, The Anglican Church, The Gap View Hotel, The Alice Springs Cinema, Tourism NT, Yeperenye Shopping Centre, the Human Rights Arts & Film Festival, CAAMA, Red Centre Technology Partners, AS Print and TJ Signs.