|Performance Date||2 October 1994|
|Venue||Brunswick St, Fitzroy, Victoria|
HELD ON THE BREATH OF THE WIND was an extended processional piece developed for the Melbourne Fringe Parade, 1994.
The work was the culmination of an 8-week workshop held at Handspan’s Gertrude St Studio in which participants worked with company members to construct processional imagery and develop their manipulation techniques.
A substantial array of imagery evolved, including a giant world globe and a 20 metre flying dragon. Lightweight, durable materials were supported on backpack structures to carry the objects overhead, the whole collection making an impressive multiple-image spectacle.
For Handspan artists who had been working individually as leaders of community workshop projects, this pre-Fringe Parade workshop series was an opportunity for exchange of ideas and techniques within the company as well as an ensemble led in-depth workshop experience for emerging artists and performing arts students.
|Workshop participants||Laura Bellamy, Craig Hedger, Nicole Jones, Amber Caitlin-Perry, Katrina Gaskell, Natalie Rothman, Sandra Brooks, Matt Herbert, Rachel Lowe, John McDonald, Karen Rhodes, Andrew Trnacek, Rosie Grayson, Andrea James, Lisa McClelland, Alan McGregor, Rosie Rush, Melynda Woodward|
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