In 2019, Hobart’s youth dance company DRILL will present its next major dance work with young people, NEON. A site-specific, triple-bill choreographed by Joshua Lowe, Angela Barnard and returning DRILL alumna, Jaala Jensen, NEON will be an immersive, free-roaming performance that encourages audience to pick their own adventure. Working in collaboration with thirty local young dancers, the choreographers have created works in response to three elements; Carbon, Krypton and Lithium. NEON examines how the elements, representing all basic matter in the Universe, interact, bond and change, and explores how these relationships give them meaning and purpose.
Through a TSO partnership with DRILL, three emerging Tasmanian composers worked one-on-one with a choreographer to develop the context that informed their musical scores, recorded by the TSO and to be experienced through wireless headphones.