A collaboration with sound engineer Ilia Bezroukov. Incorporating the sensory body and live soundscapes.
A work about two other works. Projection, eclectic sound and blue light.
The Vietnamese Foundation of Australia proudly presented the lecture-demonstration ” Paris in 1900: Music and Dance from Indochina”, where a performance and lecture presented on research conducted on dance and music from the 1900 Paris World Exposition was directed by Guitarist Le-Tuyen Nguyen.
Geraldine choreographed and danced the dance of Cleo De Merode as a collaborating dance researcher in this project. The dance was created from the research and images gathered by the lead researches, working from still images and historical information of the World Exposition event in the 1900’s, which Geraldine re – invented through her personal movement interpretation.
A book has been written on the findings launched in Vietnam in September 2013. The content of the lecture (presented in the above video) and the writings have now been presented in Vietnam. Click here to read more from ‘Vietnam Dance’.
The Program for ‘Paris in the 1900’s’ Event – November 2013
An introduction lecture explaining the initial research conducted by The Indochina Theatre Project’ founding members, followed by an interpretation (through performance) of Cleo De Merode’ dance to live Vietnamese traditional music.
The event is being supported as an important part of a historical Vietnamese and French Event by the French Embassy who will be represented by Consul-General of France in Sydney Mr Eric Berti.
In 2013 Geraldine’s passion for movement, evolved an exploration of moving art, through a three way conversation between dance, music and live painting in her work Project Amaya, presented in 2013 at Bangarra Dance Studios hosted by Imagine Platform.
Click here to watch a video of Project Amaya.
About the work
The birth of Project Amaya arrived from a long awaited calling for both the visual artist and the choreographer of the project to collaborate together. Music naturally tied the collaboration together and a new vocabulary was formed.
The origins of ones innate movement have become the core of three innovative improvisations between music, art and dance; this forming the first steps in developing the choreographic work. Amaya (6 month old baby) is the spirit of the piece, that connects the dance artist with developing the meaning of her art – communication of self to self and with others. In a collaborative and influential piece engaging the three art forms of visual art, classical guitar, dance and movement, inspired by the natural and instinctive movements from birth.
The piece follows a journey of self discovery connected to episodic movement. The truth in intent that this piece beholds is rare – a collaboration of stunning classical guitar, intriguing and beautiful painting and the connection between the movement and all three artists through the dancer. Engages life completely as it all unfolds before you, and as you will make your own connections with the piece.
Geraldine Balcazar – Director, Choreographer and Dancer
Tamara Pottier – Visual Artist
Victor Martinez Parada – Composer Musician
Project Amaya has been Supported by