Kaleidoscope in the Joondalup City Centre: contemporary dance to meet projection mapping

Kaleidoscope in the Joondalup City Centre: contemporary dance to meet projection mapping
Kaleidoscope in the Joondalup City Centre: contemporary dance to meet projection mapping
Kaleidoscope in the Joondalup City Centre: contemporary dance to meet projection mapping

CONTEMPORARY dance will meet projection mapping in a groundbreaking new work at next month’s inaugural Kaleidoscope in the Joondalup City Centre.

Pallas is a collaboration between internationally renowned choreographer Chrissie Parrott and South Australian animator, graphic designer and visual effects producer Stu Nankivell and will be staged from November 10 to 13.

Dancer Jacqui Claus will perform with projection from all sides of the stage.

Kaleidoscope creative director Cindi Drennan described Pallas as a performance festival-goers would not soon forget.

“Pallas can be viewed from many angles through the sides of a shimmering cube of layered imagery, revealing a single dancer whose mesmerising motions inhabit, attract and interact with the surrounding projection,” she said.

“Working with a cube of projection and light, with a large scale structural installation attached to it, is an incredibly exciting and unique opportunity for dancer, structure and image to interplay on a grand scale. As the audience gaze through the projection surfaces, the dancer will magically hide and reappear in dramatic illusions.

“The abstract journey is intimately recognisable but also enthrallingly alien, accomplished by the combination of haunting music by Jonathan Mustard, and stunning visual effects by Stu Nankivell.”

Kaleidoscope’s daily activities and entertainment in the city centre start from 5.30pm, with illuminations set to dazzle from 7.15pm until late each evening.

“Kaleidoscope will be unlike anything ever seen before in Western Australia – a free, family-friendly event that incorporates large-scale lighting, projection, music, interactive and immersive art installations and food offerings,” Joondalup Mayor Troy Pickard said.

Kaleidecope in Joondalup

Event: Pallas

Where: Lifebox stage, Central Park

When: Each night November 10-13

Times: 8pm-8.10pm, 9pm-9.10pm

Cost: Free