Vicki Van Hout’s highly successful dance work, Briwyant, which was originally developed and produced by Performance Space and premiered at Carriageworks in 2011, is now touring to Melbourne’s Malthouse and Brisbane’s Powerhouse.
In Yolngu painting, bir’yun describes the brilliance, shimmer and shine of a pattern that seems to move before the eyes, animated by the essence of ancestral forces.
This is the inspiration for Vicki Van Hout’s Briwyant, a work of choreographic dexterity and interdisciplinary innovation that brings to the stage an experience both ageless and fleeting; a moment of connection.
Dance, dynamic projections and a layered, textured soundscape will transport you well beyond the confines of the theatre into a realm of literal and figurative stories. With precision and a wholly original vision of Indigenous dance, Van Hout evokes, with compelling conviction, a future for the form that teams humour, history and raw physicality.
Artists: Vicki Van Hout, Imogen Cranna, Marian Abboud, Neil Simpson, Elias Constantopedos, Kay Armstrong, Henrietta Baird, Raghav Handa, Rosealee Pearson, Beau Dean Smith, Melinda Tyquin.