Equations Of A Falling Body

Laura Boynes

Laura Boynes’ Equations of a Falling Body is a 60-min performance using real-time choreographic processes; where what is most distant, the ‘elsewhere’ of politics and cosmos, continually finds its entry into the everyday lives of the performers, reshaping details in ways that are both insidious & comic.

A stellar cast of WA performers – James O’Hara, Ella-Rose Trew & Tim Green – are fed instructions through in-ear pieces from Laura as the live mastermind. These instructions direct, order, manipulate and guide the performers on content to perform where, when and how.

This choreographic immediacy represents the unpredictability of our contemporary world and extent to which our lives are controlled by larger forces, yet we remain resilient.

The live in-ear feed gives me the ability to sculpt the work live, allowing for immediacy, manipulation and ultimately control of the performers. This immediacy captures a quality that is often found in the rehearsal room and then lost when performances commence.

Laura Boynes

Credits

Choreographer
Laura Boynes

Dramaturg
Anthony Coxeter

Performer
Ella-Rose Trew
James O’Hara
Timothy Green

Understudy Performer
Sam Coren

Lighting Designer
Matt Marshall

Set & Costume
Bruce McKinven

Composer / Sound Artist
Tristen Parr

Musician / Composer
Felicity Groom

Movement Consultant
Adelina Larsson

Production Manager
Mark Haslam

Produced by
Performing Lines WA

Information for Presenters

A comprehensive 2022 creative development landed the work’s choreographic structure, with a focus on design concept and integration by Bruce McKinven & Matt Marshall, and dramaturgy with movement consultation by Anthony Coxeter & Adelina Larsson.

Performing Lines WA is seeking funds and presenter partners to support a final rehearsal period in 2023, enabling the team to finesse the work to its greatest potential and lead it into production and premiere season.

Jen Leys Producer

Project Partners & Acknowledgements

Produced by Performing Lines WA, the creative development of Equations of a Falling Body has been supported by the STRUT Dance SEED Residency in 2020, and the WA Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries in 2020 and 2022.

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