Mortimer Eipper / Forté
Austinmer Dance Theatre’s 2019 performance year click’s into gear with this impressive
double bill featuring the work of former Sydney Dance Company Dancer, Cass
Mortimer Eipper and Artistic Director, Michelle Forté.
Mortimer Eipper’s "Pastiching Tetsuo" is a Westerner’s tribute to the Japanese practice of
Anime. A reworked, reinterpreted mix-and-match of some of Japan’s most influential
pop-cultured artefacts, Mortimer Eipper’s work aims to shape new worlds that are
familiar but unique and discordant yet structured.
Forté’s "Life Interrupted" explores the Australian Women’s prison system and the effects of incarceration on the greater community. Constantly challenging the creativity of herself and her dancers, Forté delves further into the use of text combined with abstract dance to generate a unique theatre experience.
Suitable for all ages, audiences can expect to be taken on a memorable journey which
explores the power of dance and theatre, with both pieces bringing their own unique creative stamp.
CONNECT 2018 Forté - Review by Alisha Coon - Dance Life
'....both the concept and choreographic content were phenomenal. The mix of
voice, humour, emotion and movement was simply entrancing (as the title of the piece
suggests). I loved the incorporation of breath,rhythm, call, response, and weight bearing
partnering in the choreography. The powerful unison sections really highlighted
the dancers’ strong technique and gorgeous extensions.
The feeling you get when you are sitting so close to dancer who are giving 120 per cent right to the last second is just so soul stirring.
'In Europe, shows of this calibre sell out every night to audiences of thousands.'
TWO - Adelaide Fringe - 2017 - Review by Erin Gear - This Is Radelaide
'The choreographers and dancers should be commended for bringing an interpretive contemporary dance performance unlike anything ever performed at the Fringe before.'