Production Details / Press Releases
If It’s All In My Veins disrupts and reimagines the history of contemporary dance, unmoored from time and place in the digital age. Inter-generational cast Hellen Sky, Michelle Ferris and Georgia Bettens are accompanied by animated GIFs displaying excerpts of dance iconography. These tiny moments of dance history, reformulated through internet culture, are re-embodied on stage. These dancers are workers, responsible for the means of their own production, maneuvering stage lights and objects to frame each mini spectacle of the dance canon in real time before an audience. If It’s All In My Veins revitalises the punk/DADA fantasy of “no future”, collapsing dance history and envisaging its end whilst offering a space to re-envision possible future’s. It is a flamboyant and prophetic statement on how the past is produced and reproduced.
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Cast & Credits
Concept, Direction: Martin Hansen
PERFORMANCE: Hellen Sky, Michelle Ferris, Georgia Bettens
LIGHT DESIGN: Nik Pajanti, Amelia Lever-Davidson
COSTUME, DESIGN CONSULTANT: Romanie Harper
VIDEO: Cobie Orger
SOUND ASSISTANCE, EDITING: Nathaniel Hansen, Emily Meadows
DRAMATURGICAL ASSISTANCE: Philipa Rothfield
“If It’s All In My Veins” is presented by Dancehouse Melbourne with support from Australia Council for the Arts. Commissioned by Dancehouse Melbourne for Dance Massive 2017.
Initially created for the 2016 Keir Choreographic Award, presented by The Keir Foundation, Dancehouse and Carriageworks.
The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. The purpose of this contract is to document productions in the field of contemporary dance in Berlin. The master recordings are archived by the University Library of the Berlin University of Arts. Copies of the recordings on DVD are available for viewing exclusively in the reference collections of the following archives (at media desks in these institutions):