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.
Lithium – Jaala 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.