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Blue Eye Green Eye

Blue Eye Green Eye

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  • Thu 2 Mar ’17, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
  • Fri 3 Mar ’17, 8:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Sat 4 Mar ’17, 8:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Sun 5 Mar ’17, 8:00pm – 9:00pm


Centre For Higher Self, Marion Street, Wellington, Wellington


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Fringe Addict: $8.00
  • Concession/Student: $10.00
  • Full price: $25.00

Juliet Shelley (Wellington), Mariano Tsiari (Wellington) and Jonathan Sinatra (Melbourne) join forces to present a never to be repeated hour of dance solo, duets and trios featuring contact improvisation, choreography and instant composition.

They appear in the intimate setting of a yoga studio with audiences up close and personal. This is a rare opportunity and is not to be missed. 'A profound focus..' Sheree Bright, Theaterview, 'An electric dynamo..' Dianne Reid, Dancehouse 'Very smart, silky movers..' Jennifer Shennan.

Jonathan Sinatra is based in Melbourne. He's been a dancer with Russell Dumas and Dance Exchange since 2001. Jonathan writes: 'My practice is a daily process of asking unadorned, present tense questions, questions without pre-conceived answers - What is dance? How am I dancing now? What is at the centre of what I am doing? Dancing is essentially a physical thinking practice for me, a mind/body practice, a complex interplay between conception and construction, between self, space and society.

My practice is a series of experiential processes explored via my own sensations and thoughts, discovering and building my sense and understanding of ‘body’, of my body in relationship to other bodies and environments. As a dancer, one experiences constant change, constant reminders that the body is a container for habitual patterns, potential developments and biological decay.'

We're excited to have the opportunity to collaborate and dance with Jonathan in Blue Eye Green Eye and to have him come and visit us in Wellington.


Preamble Southern Exposure by Russell Dumas.
Long duet by Russell Dumas.

Juliet Shelley is a dancer-choreographer who set up Open Frame Performance in 2012 to research and present performances using live and pre-set choreographies. She's produced twenty dance shows since moving from Europe to New Zealand in 1994. 'We move between moments of planning and spontaneity, of opaqueness and transparency.

How much do we allow ourselves and others to participate in these moments and what do we make of those moments between the known and the unknown? We can pass time in a studio making decisions privately, creating material and we can invite an audience to witness our decisions as we perform. I like to combine both kinds of choreographies in my work, using text, voice, movement and dance. It's a mixture between physical theatre and pure dance.' http://motionbeing.com/

Juliet Shelley Show Reel.
'Sois' by Juliet Shelley Cecil St Studios Melbourne 2013.

Mariano Tsiari is a dancer who was born in Buenos Aires and who now lives in Wellington. Mariano and Juliet have been dancing together for three years plus and they are performing a contact improvisation duet in Blue Eye Green Eye. 'What I love about contact is that it can be applied for many things. It helps you know yourself better in different situations (within contact) with other people.

Helps you break those barriers that we build between people. It also helps you to explore your limits, makes you surprise yourself if you can and decide to let go your thoughts. And is funny and interesting because within a dance with other people, you don't know what is going to happen and when and/or if it is going to end.'

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