Mischa Baka: Rebekah Stuart
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Showing posts with label Rebekah Stuart. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Hair Tickle

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Hair Tickle
Rebekah & Barbara Stuart



Film: Hair Tickle 

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Rebekha Otomys Exhibition

September 06, 2020 0
Rebekha Otomys Exhibition





One of the questions from Rebekha's new online exhibition at Otomys

You are a performing artist as well as a digital print maker, I’d love to know how your art practices inform each other?


My dance informs my art; it gives energy, focus and balance to a practice that requires much stillness, patience and trust. Alternatively, my art brings meaning to my dance. I am currently composing a new dance for my Dance Choir company, which will comprise eleven dancers on stage relating to the natural worlds presented in my digital print works. My art and dance are polyphonic narratives where the many sounds, voices, emotional states, forms and layers interact with equal importance. On stage, the expression sublimates in a fleeting moment and in my art this is sustained within the print.

Recently my partner, Mischa Baka, and I produced Perpetual, a short dance film for Nature’s Denouement. (As I was dancing for the shoot, I was able to remove my mask). Perpetual is a summary of how humans often find creative ways to meet life by redirecting energies from life’s joys and challenges, into inspirational form. I love how the rhythms of flowing, staccato, chaos lyrical and stillness from my Five Rhythms dance practice, also play out in nature. The rhythms within nature and in the body seem to be varied sized art forms showing all inner tenuous, fractured or flowing worlds. As an artist creating my own worlds, I think of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein from time to time, and how what we create becomes its own power, will and voice. Once I create my art and place it out into the world it is beyond my control and there is something about this that is frightening and liberating but also carries a sense of responsibility for me.



Thursday, February 6, 2020

Rehearsal for Death

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Rehearsal for Death
Rebekah Stuart, Sophie Thompson 

Rebekah Stuart, Sophie Thompson 

Rebekah Stuart, Sophie Thompson 

Rebekah Stuart, Sophie Thompson 
Rehearsal for Death is a glorious exploration of life’s only certainty: death.
In this physical theatre piece, Rebekah Stuart and Sophie Thompson dance through mortality, decay, and grief. Taking inspiration from storytelling and ritual, the dancers revel in our shared impermanence, and measure the weight of mortality on the living.
Created, produced, directed and performed by Rebekah Stuart and Sophie Thompson

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Dance Choir at Cecil Street Studio

December 15, 2018 0
Dance Choir at Cecil Street Studio
(Ben Jamieson, Choir Dance Company, Dale Polglase, Ella Baxter, Rebekah Stuart, Sarah Hotchin, Stacey Lake - Cecil st studio)

I admire Rebekah’s strength. In one day she finished school reports. We packed up the beach House. Drove to Melbourne and presented her dance show. It was well received and a success.


Saturday, December 8, 2018

Aireys Dance Choir

December 08, 2018 0
Aireys Dance Choir
Rebekah Rehearsed her show in Aireys.

Beginning with some beautiful duets. I navigated the duets with the moving camera.

The space opened up the performance. I imagined that the expanded energy of this space might give the work more volume in the smaller Cecil st next week. I thought of times distance is explored in conversations to see how they might change body language, volume and dialogue.
(Stacey Lake, Dale Polglase, Sarah Hotchin, Ella Baxter, Rebekah Stuart, Ben Jamieson, Mishka Beckmann. )
Stacey Lake, Dale Polglase, Sarah Hotchin, Ella Baxter, Rebekah Stuart, Ben Jamieson, Mishka Beckmann.




Sarah Hotchin, Mishka Beckmann, Dale Polglase, Ella Baxter

Ben Jamieson, Stacey Lake, Mishka Beckmann, Sarah Hotchin, Ella Baxter, Dale Polglase













Sunday, November 11, 2018

Rebekah Rehearsal - the shape of a show.

November 11, 2018 0
Rebekah Rehearsal - the shape of a show.
Rebekah takes her dedicated dancers on a journey traversing an emotional landscape.














Sunday, October 14, 2018

Reflections from Rebekah on Rehearsal

October 14, 2018 0
Reflections from Rebekah on Rehearsal


Reflections from Rebekah on Rehearsal

Focused on blocking

Discovered a beautiful way to drop the audience into the beginning of the show; being present around the artwork and breathing.   

The individual has something to say, the community has something to say. 

A frozen tableaux where the voices resonate in each other because of proximity.

Self consciousness dropped away when in a cluster. 

Self conciseness arose more when individuals were alone. 

Provocations within the architecture of the building. Moving up the stairs with a feeling of tenderness. Move to the wall with a feeling of mystery. Consider where you are and where you are going. Each provocation presented stories and helped the dancers to drop in easily.  

The cast noticed that it’s easy to drop into something when surprised.