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Venue The Performance Space, Redfern, NSW
First Date 9 September 1992
Opening Date 9 September 1992
Last Date 27 September 1992
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere Yes
Description Programme: "Contact is the premiere work of the Australian Choreographic Ensemble (ACE), a new dance company established by Paul Mercurio in 1992. Over a rehearsal period of eight weeks the work developed from a process of workshops. Contact is a dance theatre piece tracing the journey we make to 'contact' ourselves. It is a multi-media performance with original music and filmset to the sound of a bonfire. The central themes deal with confrontation, conflict and competition."

Reviewer's opinion: "Contact is a full-blooded examination of the basic instincts for connection whether it be the innocence of child's games, the sex play of adults or the submission-domination rituals of punch-ups and wars."
Description Source Other
Primary Genre Dance
Secondary Genre Contemporary
Name Function Notes
Andrea Toy Assistant Director
Paul Mercurio Choreographer
Brett Cabot Composer
Katherine Arnold-Lindley Dancer
Catherine Beall Dancer
Brett Daffy Dancer
Paul Mercurio Dancer
Jan Pinkerton Dancer
David Prudham Dancer
Paulina Quinteros Dancer
John Senczuk Designer
Angus Denton Lighting Designer
Stephen Cummins Media Artist Film Director
Brett Cabot Producer Film Producer
Angus Denton Production Manager
Yvette Simpson Stage Manager
Text Nationality Australia
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information Paul Mercurio (Artistic Director) created the Australian Choreographic Centre (ACC) in 1992 to develop, educate and expand audiences through dance, via theatrical, television and film.
Data Source
Source Description
Australian & New Zealand Theatre Record September 1992
Performance Space Database
Event Identifier 16837