DANIELE CONSTANCE WITH ASHLEIGH MUSK
Presented by BLEACH*
Burleigh is awash with orange as Daniele Constance’s thought-provoking spectacle takes over the iconic Gold Coast destination.
The large-scale choreographic work showcases a sea of anonymous people, donning tangerine-hued inflatable suits, converging en masse along the beach.
The roaming installation encourages the audience to consider the behaviours and lasting impact tourists can have on popular places. Join the march of orange people and leave with a greater appreciation and understanding of your impact on your surroundings.
We’re looking for community participants who would like to don a suit and be a part of the performance. Find more information and register your interest on the Participant Sign Up Form.
Daniele Constance is a participatory artist with a focus on social, civic and inclusive arts practices, currently working on the land and waters of Kombumerri Country on the Gold Coast. She creates artistic works that draw from direct experience and social arts practices; often using verbatim, documentary, community engaged, site-specific and contemporary arts practices. Her work is informed and shaped by community engaged methodologies; and a deep questioning and reorienting of community and ecology; encompassing the complex natural environments, non-human relationships and dynamics we are inherently a part of. Daniele works with care, transparency and with relationships at the center of the work. Daniele has presented independent performance and contemporary art works with: Footscray Community Arts Centre, Festival of Live Art, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Testing Grounds, La Boite Theatre, Metro Arts, Supercell Festival of Contemporary Dance, Queensland Poetry Festival, Castlemaine State Festival, HOTA and Undercover Artists Festival.
Ashleigh Musk (she/her) is a dancer, choreographer, dramaturg and community arts facilitator based on unceded Arrernte Country in the Northern Territory.
Ashleigh has most recently worked with artists and companies including Marrugeku, Jenni Large, Liesel Zink, Daniele Constance and GUTS Dance. Her works ‘Fertile Ground’ (co-created with Michael Smith) and ‘From Infancy’ have been presented across the country at Metro Arts (Meanjin), spring.loaded.dance and Desert Festival (Mparntwe) and at Mona Foma 2022 (lutruwita).
Significant projects in 2023 include: performing in ‘Body Body Commodity’ by Jenni Large, premiering new work ‘SUB’ in partnership with GUTS Dance and Tasdance at the Araluen Arts Centre in Mparntwe, collaborating on youth projects ‘Launnie Can Dance’ with Tasdance and ‘Alice Can Dance’ with GUTS Dance and undertaking an international residency as an AIRIE Fellow at the Everglades National Park in Miami (Florida, USA) alongside collaborator Pierce Eldridge.
This is primarily a visual work, which includes music. D/deaf and hard of hearing audiences can have close to a full experience of the work.
The audience is given a short briefing before the performance. This text can be provided in written English prior to the work. Email [email protected] or see the friendly BLEACH* team on the day for this resource.
It is a walking based work and audience members are invited and encouraged to stand/move with the work. The walk includes a moderately steep hill and some stairs and will culminate on Burleigh Beach, which may not be accessible to wheelchair users and those with mobility requirements.
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|Photo Credit||Jorge Serra|
|Acknowledgement||This project is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland. The Regional Arts Development Fund is a partnership between the Queensland Government and City of Gold Coast to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland. The development of Looks Like A Tourist was proudly supported by HOTA, Home of the Arts through HOTAʼs ArtKeeper program.|
|Sound Design||Anna Whittaker|
You must register to attend this free event.
Love Your Local North Burleigh Hub
Ed Hardy Park, The EsplanadeNorth Burleigh QLD 4220
We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the Yugambeh Language Region and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People of the Gold Coast. We recognise their continuing connection and contributions to country and culture. We pay respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.