percussion, dance & electronica
Creative development in 2017 at Sub Station, Melbourne, Sydney Dance Company & Bundanon Trust. Premiering in 2018.
A collaboration between Sydney Dance Company ex-principal dancer Richard Cilli and Claire Edwardes as percussionist with electronics by the legendary Paul Mac and direction by Gideon Obarzanek. VersUS explores how we transcend our disparities - two very different contemporary artists collide in this exploration of the elements that seemingly divide us. Touching on age, gender, sexuality and even the Gen X/Y gap, Claire and Richard use dance, music, and personal stories to explore their contrasting backgrounds and resolve their outward differences, with an overwhelming confluence winning out. VersUS will draw audiences in with its visceral energy, humour and thought provoking moments, carried by virtuosic performances by two of Australia's foremost in their fields.
“Well, it’s an installation, really. Well, no, it’s more dance theatre. Well, it’s both. And a concert, or recital. With a little bit of circus sideshow. It’s all of these things. And more.” SOS