The Darwin Waterfront is transformed by a mesmerising technicolour world of dance-‐theatre and light art projection.
The closing weekend of the Festival has some extra special sparkle in store with dance-‐theatre company Polytoxic’s Trade Winds at the Darwin Waterfront Recreation Lagoon, a free walking-‐on-‐ water spectacular that will illuminate the already-‐stunning local sunsets nightly from 22-‐25 August.
Enter the enchanting technicolour world of Polytoxic, where the traditions of the Pacific collide with the trappings of popular culture.
This stunning collaboration between the innovative and imaginative team from dance-‐theatre company, Polytoxic, and one of Australia’s most exciting contemporary Pacific Island visual artists, Samuel Tupou, is a magical event for the whole family. This is an event Darwin will not want to miss.
Two performers literally dance on the water and as they move they become giant screens illuminated by a world of exquisite animated projections. The two majestic figures serenely move, creating an evocative performance installation depicting the journey of two women from different cultures.
Their movements are drawn from traditionally-‐inspired and ritualised gestures and their visual world changes and grows as they travel from one land to another – from one of muted tones to a bright pop-‐aesthetic.
Surrounding the figures float origami boats carrying messages and stories of the hopes and dreams of the audience, created in a series of pre-‐show workshops.
The result is breathtakingly beautiful and a unique Festival experience for all ages.
Formed in 2000 by Lisa Fa’alafi and Efeso Fa’anana and joined by Leah Shelton in 2002, Polytoxic fuses traditional Polynesian, contemporary and street dance styles with a strong comedy element to entertain audiences and illustrate the cultural reality of the South Pacific.
A company created by and featuring Queensland and Pacific Island artists, Polytoxic has a well-‐ earned reputation for creating multimedia works that push the boundaries of performance and innovation.
Venue: Darwin Waterfront Recreation Lagoon Dates: Thu 22 -‐ Sun 25 Aug, 7pm (Origami Boat Workshops from 6.30pm) Duration: 30 mins Tickets: FREE Details: BYO picnic rug or chair. Alcohol & glass free event. Paid parking at the Darwin Waterfront 08 8943 4222 or darwinfestival.org.au for more information.