Illustrations by Edith Hammar  + Graphic design by Sara Kaaman

 

Angela Goh - Predictable Dances

“ Predictable Dances is an ongoing project since 2014. For each performance I engage the services of a psychic to predict what will happen during the performance. Then I perform the prediction. It is very simple. There is nothing else to really understand about it other than that a dance is prophesized and that it comes true, and so it is just a dance that is meant to be.

Predictable Dances is not surprising nor seductive, it just is. There is nothing to fight for or to figure out, all that is needed is to sit back and let the future breeze past the present for a moment, without desire or meaning, but together with a dance that does nothing other than fulfil its own prophecy. In this moment, we don’t have to ask anything of the dance, like why it exists, what it means, or what it is doing here, because for a moment dance just becomes another given fact. It is just here, and that is the only reason it is here. Just because. "

 

Performance date: Friday 14/9 21.30

Concept, performance: Angela Goh

Technical crew: Jonatan Winbo, Foad Arbabi (MWF)

 

Angela Goh is an Australian dancer and choreographer working with dance in theatres, galleries, and telepathetic spaces. Her work considers the body in relationship to commodity, materiality, technology, and feeling, and explores how meaning is both revealed and obscured through image making. Her works have been presented across Australia and internationally, most recently at SPRING Festival (NL), Baltic Circle Festival (FIN), PS122/Performance Space New York (USA), Auto Italia South East (UK), Liveworks Festival (AUS), Artspace Sydney (AUS), Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (AUS), Campbelltown Arts Centre (AUS), Fusebox Festival (USA), the Asia-Pacific Triennial of Performing Art, among others, and presented by Galerie (int) at La Biennale de la Danse (Lyon); Jan Mot Gallery (Brussels); Dansehallerne (Copenhagen); Menagerie de Verre (Paris); Saal Biennial (Tallin) and Oslo Internasjonale Teater Festival (Oslo). Angela has been artist in residence at Tanzhaus Zurich (CH), Cite Internationale des Arts (FR), Critical Path (AUS), Arts House Melbourne (AUS), Bundanon Artist Trust (AUS), Rimbun Dahan (MY), Dance Nucleus (SG), and received the danceWEB Europe Scholarship, the 2019-2020 Create NSW Emerging Fellowship, and won Best Artist in the 2017 FBi Sydney Music Arts and Culture awards.

 

PHOTO CREDIT: Keelan O’Hehir