Not dead, dancing

Naree Vachananda uses her body as an expressive tool in her solo dance work Opposite My House Is A Funeral Parlour.

Naree Vachananda comes from Thailand but studied dance at the Victorian College of the Arts and has worked as a dancer and choreographer in Melbourne since her graduation in 1997.

Her show Opposite My House Is A Funeral Parlour is a solo contemporary dance theatre about death. But its not glum or bleak. This work, inspired by Buddhist thinking and contrasting with the paranoia of Western thoughts on death, deals with death through myth (Persephone), religion (reincarnation) and physical reality (forensic science).

This dance of death features sound installation by Darwin based composer Edward Kelly and multi-media projections by Yeap Heng Shen from Malaysia.

Opposite My House Is A Funeral Parlour is on in the Fountain Room at Lismore City Hall next Wednesday, August 16, at 6pm.

Tickets are $12/10 and available at www.norpa.org.au. Or call NORPA on 6622 0300. Or at the door.


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