FAR FROM HOME – FORM Dance Projects

Brian Burns / November 22,2022

Bringing Alleyne Dance’s dynamism, powerhouse style to the stage, Far From Home is a hard hitting, atmospheric, abstract narrative dance production exploring the topic of immigration.

Performed by 6 professional dance artists and a supporting cast of non-professional movers recruited from the local community, the performance ensemble highlights the emotional and mental stresses of migrant families, as well as the impact on communities where migrants “settle”, as we unpick the meaning of tolerance and practice of integration.

Far From Home has been co-commissioned by The Place, Dance City Newcastle, Dance East and Dampfzentrale Bern with support from the Arts Council England National Lottery Projects Grant.

CHOREOGRAPHERS
KRISTINA ALLEYNE
SADÉ ALLEYNE

RIVERSIDE THEATRES PARRAMATTA
March 16-18, 2023 8PM
March 17, 2023 12.30PM and 7PM

TICKETS
Dance Bites Tickets: $25 – $42*
*Booking fees apply

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LEARN THE REPERTOIRE SEE THE SHOW
For students years 9-12

Learn the Repertoire, See the Show offers dance students an opportunity to learn and experience the Alleyne sisters’ fast paced and dynamic movement technique inspired and developed from working with the likes of Akram Khan, Retina Dance Company and Ultima Vez. After the workshop, students will see a matinee performance and participate in a post-show Q&A with the artistic team.

Packaged with performance and Q&A at Riverside Theatres, FORM offers the alternative option of off site workshops to be hosted at your school/studio from 6 March – 10 March 2023 with a minimum of 20 participants. Contact admin@form.org.au for availability .

“The Alleyne sisters workshop helped me understand contemporary dance in how you can use feelings to make movement instead of movement to feelings” NAISDA student, 2019 Learn the Repertoire, See the Show.

FRIDAY 17 MARCH 2023
10AM WORKSHOP Riverside Theatres, Parramatta
12.30PM Matinee Performance and Q&A (Lennox Theatre, Riverside)

Student: $32 & additional teachers (supervising teachers are free)
Student: $25 (matinee only)

Education Bookings: education_riverside@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au
PH: 02 8839 3308

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ALLEYNE DANCE

Alleyne Dance (AD) is a UK based company with an international reach, founded in 2014 by award winning dancers and twin sisters Kristina and Sadé Alleyne. The choreographic aesthetic reflects the sisters’ diverse background in athleticism and dance training. Within their abstract contemporary construct, Alleyne Dance blend West African, Caribbean, Hip Hop, Kathak and Circus Skills, delivered as fast paced and dynamic movement. They infuse lyrical and fluid motion, layered with rhythm and textures in physically powerful, yet graceful performances.

Alleyne Dance strives for high quality and excellence as the company delivers its three main objectives: performance, participation and development.

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