VESSEL is a dance theatre work spanning street, cultural and contemporary styles. It is about what it means to give birth and where and what you are born into. A 15 year old girl carries water down a steep hill in a barren mountain landscape and makes a pledge to her unborn child. Dance, vignettes, stories and song transform into a string of intersecting encounters and a powerful aesthetic.
VESSEL features an inter-generational ensemble of dancers, performers and musicians brought together by Outer Urban Projects’ Artistic Director Irine Vela with choreography by some of Australia's leading dance exponents: Thomas E. S. Kelly, Nebahat Erpolat and Demi Sorono.
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Themes / Ideas explored
- Decision-making and choices
- Coming of Age
- Multiculturalism and Cultural Diversity
- Self Expression
| Learning Areas
Critical and Creative Thinking
| The Humanities
Health and Physical Education
- Personal, Social and Community Health
Personal and Social
Links to VCE
- Health and Human Development
Outer Urban Projects is a bold performing arts company that creates new forms of contemporary performance imagined form the life experiences of young emerging artists from the outer northern suburbs of Melbourne. The company gives voice to the unexpressed aspirations and creative potential of cultural diverse emerging artists whose origins span five continents.
Outer Urban Projects
Artistic Director Irine Vela
Choreographer Thomas E. S. Kelly, Nebahat Erpolat, Demi Sorono
Lighting Designer Gina Gascogine
Dancer Victoria Canning
Photography: Miguel Rios
This project has been supported through Australia Council for the Arts, Creative Victoria, Lord Mayors Charitable Foundation and Reservoir High School.