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If we compacted the human emotional range into a few minutes, what might it look like? From the Artistic Director of Australian Dance Theatre, Garry Stewart, this is a dazzlingly baroque explosion of imagery set to a wildly unexpected electronic score. It explores the choreographic possibilities of the gestures and facial expressions that constitute human emotion. The physicality of these emotions are universal and can be read from one cultural group to another. The way in which emotions are expressed by the body is a type of dance if we think of ‘dance' as being underpinned by kinetics and rhythmic patterns of the body. Mood Machine was created in collaboration with cinematographer and editor Brenton Kempster. The soundscore by Brendan Woithe is an atmospheric electronic score which will also employs digitally altered samples of the sounds associated with human emotions such as sobbing, laughter, sighing, breathing, and the heartbeat.

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Garry Stewart


Members of Australian Dance Theatre

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