New Breed 2017 choreographer Tyrone Robinson will explore intimacy, connection and raw emotion with his work, created for the Sydney Dance Company dancers and premiering at Carriageworks this year.
At the moment I’m working with found music from New York DJ L S D X O X O, and London-based musician Arca.
I would describe their sounds to be rather different, L S D X O X O being a sexy-house-pop-club-vibe, whilst Arca is devastatingly melancholic.
The inspiration for [bio]Curious, came about from the eco-sexual movement.
As a form of conservation, sexuality and identity, eco-sexuality encourages people to connect with nature as they would a lover.
Whether it be Mother Nature or Lover Nature, I am fascinated by the every day exchanges with our natural surroundings and want to explore the unconscious intimacy of those actions.
Yes I have always worked with dancers or movers of some description. It’s a much more cohesive environment to create in when everybody in the room understands the language of dance.
Getting to work with Lucy Guerin was a fantastic experience. Especially because it meant that as a Perth based artist I had the opportunity to be seen on the east coast, which because of the distance rarely happens. All too often I hear “I have no idea what’s going on in Perth”; so it’s nice to be able to bring a bit of Perth into everything I’m doing, wherever I’m doing it.
Something oddly arousing. I want to create a work that is quite immersive and visceral, hoping that it allows the audience to connect with the subject matter.
Primal Alien baby. I find interest in exploring the awkwardness that comes from playing with muscular tension and pathways of animalistic and pedestrian movement; contrasted with really common ways of touching. I find the relationships between performers and their connection to the space, becomes more fascinating.
That it’s often one of the most stripped back, genuine forms used to study the human experience through the most universal forms of communication.
New Breed 2017 is at Carriageworks 30 November – 9 December.