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Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre
189 High St
Northcote, Victoria 3070 Australia

03 8470 8888
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Slip

Rebecca Jensen
Presented by Darebin Arts Speakeasy

Foley is a sound-effect technique used in film to construct a sense of reality within a scene. Sounds on screen are recreated in post-production using unlikely objects and body movements, amplifying the image in a way that’s so convincing we can forget to doubt. “Slip” connects the illusion of Foley to the complexity of our present reality, where almost everything around us is processed, and we find ourselves entangled in acts of delay and deferral.

Originally created as a short piece for the Keir Choreographic Award in 2022, “Slip” has been developed into a new, full-length work. Dancer Rebecca Jensen (Deep Soulful Sweats) and award-winning musician Aviva Endean (Token Armies) perform together, de-coupling sound and image in a dance work that is both witty and mesmerising.

Preview performance: Wednesday 1 March, 7.30pm
Post-show talk: Saturday 4 March, 2pm

For wheelchair and accessible bookings please contact: ticketing@darebin.vic.gov.au.

Credits

Performer and Choreographer: Rebecca Jensen
Performer and Composer: Aviva Endean
Visual Design: Romanie Harper
LX Design: Jennifer Hector
Outside eye: Lana Šprajcer

Image credit: “Slip” (2023), Rebecca Jensen. Photo by Gregory Lorenzutti.

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Rebecca Jensen is a dancer, choreographer and teacher from Aotearoa / New Zealand, based in Naarm / Melbourne Australia. Her practice considers the equally speculative and practical forces of dance practice, with sustaining interests in multiplicity, memory, time, and the influence of expanding digital technologies. Several of her ongoing projects examine social and ecological systems through improvised group dances. In 2013, Rebecca co-founded participatory project Deep Soulful Sweats with Sarah Aiken. Their collaborative work investigates and subverts the roles of performance, considering complicity and commonality of audience and performer. Rebecca regularly performs as a dancer and cross-disciplinary collaborator, notably, she has danced with choreographer Jo Lloyd since 2010.

Aviva Endean is an artist dedicated to fostering a deep engagement with (and care for) sound and music, with the hope that attentive listening can connect people with each other and their environment. Trained as a clarinettist, she now works as a composer, sound artist, performance-maker, curator and collaborator on interdisciplinary projects. Her solo music is released on Room40 (Australia), and SOFA (Norway) and has been presented at festivals in Australia, Europe and North America. She has been artist in residence at The Peggy Glanville Hicks house (Sydney), the Banff Centre (Canada), The Unconformity (Tasmania), OMI (New York) and she has worked as associate artist with The Australian Art Orchestra, Chamber Made, and as composer for Chunky Move (Token Armies, Rewards for the Tribe).

A graduate of VCA, Jenny Hector’s designs have been experienced nationally and internationally. Her lighting for Wilks, Dee and Cornelius’s RUNT, Fraught Outfit’s Exodus II, Prue Lang’s Stellar, Sandra Parker’s Out of Light received Green Room nominations for best lighting and Jo Lloyd’s Overture, Jacob Boehme’s Blood on the Dance Floor and Jodee Mundy’s Imagined Touch received Green Room Awards for Best Production, which Jenny realised both the lighting and set designs for. Jenny is the recipient of two Green Room awards for Balletlab’s Miracle and Jenny Kemp’s, Madeleine and the 2016 Award for Technical Achievement.

Romanie Harper is a designer living on the unceded lands of the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung people. Recent design credit