Sugar Mountain presents
VIA ALICE - THU 18 JAN Tickets
1:00pm, Thu 18 January, 2018
Grant Street Theatre, VIC
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SUGAR MOUNTAIN PRESENTS
VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCE + LIVE PERFORMANCE
THURSDAY 18th - FRIDAY 19th JANUARY, 2018
GRANT ST THEATRE, SOUTHBANK
Marking the opening of 2018's festival, Sugar Mountain presents VIA ALICE - An immersive virtual reality film and live performance, which invites audiences to experience the strength and diversity of contemporary Indigenous Australian knowledges, cultures, and identities.
Having made its worldwide premiere at Red Bull Music Academy Weekender at Sydney's Carriageworks (read here), VIA ALICE now heads to Melbourne. All sessions are strictly limited to 30 seats only! Get in quick to secure your seat - Which must be booked online. Running across two days and nights, VIA ALICE takes place at the Grant Street Theatre (part of the University of Melbourne) in Southbank.
"EMOTIONALLY MOVING AND TECHNICALLY INTERESTING.
A STRONG COMMUNICATION IN BODY LANGUAGE"
SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
Join American artist, producer and dancer Khalif Diouf (Le1f) alongside Indigenous Australian dancer and choreographer Waangenga Blanco (Bangarra Dance Theatre), as they take us on a surreal journey across countries and cultures from Mparntwe (Alice Springs) Arrernte country, Gadigal land (Redfern) through The Central Desert, Marlinja, and onward to the northern reaches of the Cape York Peninsula.
Born in Manhattan, Khalif Diouf studied ballet and modern dance, attended the Concord Academy, and earned his degree in Choreography from Wesleyan University before returning to the city to begin his rap career.
Arriving on Australian soil, Khalif teams with the charismatic Waangenga Blanco, a descendant of the Meriam people and of the pajinka Wik, Cape York. Waangenga studied at the NAISDA Dance College and is a lead male dancer of the widely acclaimed Bangarra Dance Theatre, an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisation and one of Australia's leading performing arts companies.
VIA ALICE is accompanied by an original score composed and produced by Daniel Stricker (Midnight Juggernauts, Siberia Records) and John Carroll Kirby (Solange, Sebastian Tellier), featuring new work by Khalif Diouf, and Kardajala Kirridarra.
Directed by multi-disciplinary artist Pete Keen, the story of VIA ALICE stands strong with the support of it's cast, their guidance and knowledge shared. Including actor, and Dharug songman Richard Green ('Snowtown', 'Boxing Day'), as well as members of the phenomenal Kardajala Kirridarra, (2017 'NT Song of the Year Award' Winners) Eleanor Nalyirrima Dixon and Janey Namija Dixon.
VIA ALICE is the first in a series of films orchestrated by Pete Keen and Daniel Stricker. Produced in Partnership with Virtual Guest.
Virtual Reality Film
[Five free sessions daily - Limited to 30 people per session - 25mins]
EXCLUSIVE EVENING SESSION
Virtual Reality Film +
A Stunning Live Dance and Music Performance
[Three $35 nightly sessions - Limited to 30 people per session - 50mins]
*Live players at the Exclusive Evening Sessions - alongside the charismatic leads - include:
DANIEL STRICKER and KARDAJALA KIRRIDARRA (Eleanor Nalyirrima Dixon and Beatrice).
Sugar Mountain and VIA Planet Earth acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land and all first nations elders
past, present, and future.
Web: viaplanetearth.com | Facebook: @viaplanetearth | Instagram: @viaplanetearth
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Instagram: @sugarmountainfestival | Twitter: @SugarMountainOZ
Grant St Theatre is a fully accessible venue. There is wheelchair, and level access at all entrances. Access from the car park is all on the ground floor. All venues within the building have level access and disabled seating available. Restrooms are fully accessible.
Conditions of entry
Ticket holders must be over the age of 18.
Please do not bring any outside food or drinks.
Do not bring
Illicit substances, weapons, pets, antisocial behaviour, alcohol
This event is being recorded. By attending, you agree to possibly being filmed or having your photo taken for future website and promotional use.
Please note: a ticket limit of 4 ticket per customer applies to the free daytime sessions. For the evening sessions, a limit of 10 per customer applies. Any customer found to have ordered in excess of these limits may have their tickets cancelled.