DANIEL JABER and DANCERS

Daniel Jaber was appointed Resident Choreographer of South Australian project based company Leigh Warren & Dancers in 2014 and since then has worked with a number of Artists in creating his body of work

Image by Ron Fung 

L ' AFFICHAGE

L’ Affichage is a display of the dancers. A continuous unraveling of variations and enchainments.

WINNER - AICD 2014 Dance Creation
July 4, 2014
Adelaide College of the Arts, Main Theatre.

 

Performed by:

Madeline Edwards, Jessica Hesketh/Alexander Baden-Bryce and Samuel Harnett - Welk

Image by Chris Herzfeld

SHADES

Shades was developed during October 2014.
Unhinged: Open Studio Rehearsals  available during the development of Shades, as well as a development showing on November 1 and 2. This project is made possible by the Government of South Australia through the support of Arts SA, and the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding advisory body

 

Performed by:

Natalie Allen, Alexander Baden-Bryce, Daryl Brandwood, Madeline Edwards, Talia Fowler, Samuel Harnett - Welk, Jessica Hesketh, Clancy-Jayne Sullivan, Catherine Wells and Kialea-Nadine Williams.

Image by Chris Herzfeld

A DYING SWAN

A Dying Swan is a work about loneliness. In watching the original Fokine ballet (The Dying Swan) from 1904, I saw much, much more than a swan, who had been shot and was dying. What I saw, was a lone figure onstage, a woman, who’s inevitable fate was to die alone. Watching a ballerina, alone on stage, with nothing but a spotlight and a costume, and having an audience gazing upon her as she enacts the uneasy display of death and decay from our mortal world, became an inspiration for me in creating this work. Kialea’s space, is her spotlight, her lake, her field of isolation. We as the audience gaze upon her as she expresses the broad spectrum of what loneliness might feel like through the medium of a dancing body.
Of late, I have been dealing with the confronting intimacy of loneliness. Being in a long distance relationship, working abroad, constantly traveling and even finding my feet in a new and unfamiliar role professionally. The intense and somewhat emotionally virtuosic feeling of “being alone” has been an experience so overwhelming that I felt impassioned to put it in a work.
I have traversed through feeling heartbroken, defeated, insecure, resentful, dangerous, light, joyous and lost through these experiences, and thought that these emotional traits lent for the generating of a solo piece that was dynamic in range.
Choreographically, I wanted to depart from classicism and return to commercial roots. I have worked to music whilst creating this work, in the style of lyrical-contemporary dance. Marrying musicality and lyricism. It is simplistic in style and compositional execution. No frills. Only dance, music, light, space and expression.

 

Performed by:

Kialea - Nadine Williams 

Understudy:

Samuel Harnett - Welk