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.

Lithium – Jaala Jensen choreographer, Claire Farrell composer
Krypton – Angela Barnard choreographer, Rhys Gray composer
Carbon – Joshua Lowe choreographer, Jonathan Dieckfoss composer

Through a TSO partnership with DRILL, each choreographer will also work with an emerging Tasmanian composer to create an original musical score, experienced through wireless headphones.

The three works will be recorded by TSO musicians in early 2019 for use in rehearsals and performances of NEON.