Australia's iconic choreographer Meryl Tankard returns to New York with a stunning dance solo celebrating the 100th anniversary of Igor Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring.
“Tankard is back at her best with this visually ominous and aurally stunning piece.”The Age (Australia)
Tankard’s The Oracle captures a furious vitality and pagan sensuality while exploring the conflicting forces of nature and man, and is performed by Paul White - who The Australian calls "simply the best male dancer in the country".
Meryl Tankard is one of Australia's finest contemporary artists. Having leapt to fame in Europe as a member of Pina Bausch’s Tanztheater Wuppertal, Tankard returned to her country to create a dance theatre aesthetic all her own. She has created work for some of the world's finest companies, and her large-scale commissions, such as the opening ceremony for the Sydney Olympics in 2000, are a testament to her imaginative range. In 2010, The Oracle was honored with the Australian Dance Award for Outstanding Achievement in Choreography.
Paul White is one of Australia’s most highly regarded dance artists. He twice won the Australian Helpmann Awards for the Best Male Dancer in a Dance of Theatre Production and the Australian Dance Award for the Most Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer.
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Meryl Tankard's The Oracle is part of the Visions + Voices Global Performance Series highlighting international artists from a chosen locale. The series brings a global site into sharp focus with dance, circus, music, theater, film, and visual art.
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This performance contains nudity.
Photos by Regis Lansac