In 2019, Hobart’s youth dance company DRILL presented its 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 was an immersive, free-roaming performance that encouraged audience members to select their own adventure. Working in collaboration with thirty local young dancers, the choreographers created works in response to three elements; Carbon, Krypton and Lithium. NEON examined how the elements, representing all basic matter in the Universe, interact, bond and change, and explored how these relationships give them meaning and purpose.

LithiumJaala Jensen choreographer, Claire Farrell composer
LISTEN to Lithium
Krypton
Angela Barnard choreographer, Rhys Gray composer
LISTEN to Krypton
Carbon
Joshua Lowe choreographer, Jonathan Dieckfoss composer
LISTEN to Carbon

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. These were recorded by the TSO and were experienced through wireless headphones in performances of NEON.

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