Dancing Sculpture was a programme of three works presented alongside the Brave New World Exhibition of art from the 1930s at the National Gallery Victoria in Melbourne. Invited by curator, Rachel Fensham (The University of Melbourne), Carol recreated Gertrud Bodenwieser's iconic dance,'The Demon Machine' (1924) with students from the Victoria College of the Arts; performed her solo homage to the artistic legacy of Bodenwieser, 'Acts of Becoming' (1994, 2017) and premiered the dance film, 'Releasing Her Archive'. Presented on Level 3 outside the exhibition, these works were presented through NGV's public programmes and were associated with a One Day Symposium, 'Leap into the Modern'.
Premiere:09 August 2017
Premiere Venue:National Gallery Victoria, Ian Potter Centre, Level 3, Melbourne, Australia
Curator Rachel Fensham
Choreographer / Performer Carol Brown
Reconstruction Adviser Shona Dunlop-MacTavish, Terry MacTavish and Barbara Cuckson
Rehearsal Direction Jenny Kinder and Nina Veretennikova
Video editor/ designer Owa Barua
Costume designer Alice Edgeley
Composer Russell Scoones (Acts of Becoming; Releasing Her Archive)
Composer Lisa Mayer (The Demon Machine)
Pianist John Graying
Producer Natalie Smith
Phaedra Brown, Jazmyn Carter, Hayley Roe, Thalia Livingstone and Rachel Mackie.
Commissioned By:Melbourne University
VCA Dancers in The Demon Machine (1924) recreation by Carol Brown