Performed and devised by Elise May
Visual Installation/ Contemporary Dance
Close proximity is a site specific visual installation/ live solo dance performance about the human body under close scrutiny... The moving body is set against a backdrop of bizarre mirrored worlds, an interconnecting web of red rope, and textured layers of sound and video. Under such close observation, the female human psyche is - exposed and interrogated in front of an audience of onlookers.
The object: inanimate, beautiful, peculiar, wearable, symbolic.
The body: flesh, female, unique, desired, provoked, interrogated…on show.
The audience: voyeur, visitor, intruder, observer, witness, participant.
Close Proximity (n). The state, quality, sense, or fact of being near or next; closeness.
Brisbane choreographer, dancer & member of Expressions Dance Company, Elise May delivers a compelling work investigating the complex network of relationships between the viewer and the viewed.
Elise May is named as Queensland’s ‘Most Outstanding Dancer’ in the Dance Australia 2010 Dance Critic’s Survey