The John Mead Dance Company presents Walkabout, ‘a kinesthetic journey toward self-discovery’.
Celebrating the 10th year of choreography by John Mead Dance Company, JMDC presents a new full-length dance work – Walkabout, at the School of the Arts (SOTA) Studio Theatre.
Choreographed by the company’s artistic director – John Mead’s Walkabout shares fundamental premises with the Australian Aboriginal coming of age ritual of the same name in which young adolescent boys spend six months alone in the wild fending for themselves and learning self-survival skills as a pathway for reaching maturity.’
We are looking forward to understanding and absorb the choreographer’s take on the subject. A sensitive one for everybody, especially at a time when migration and acceptance of cultures at large are at the forefront of political and cultural debates across countries. With a particular focus in Europe, these issues are leading artists across the globe to produce choreographic works exploring the relationships between culture, acceptance, and migration. Australia being a particularly old one in everyone’s mind from near and far. We are keen to understand further the subject as well as the choreographic devices used to develop the dance work.
John Mead ‘ draws insightful parallels between this ancient ritual and the need for present-day people to take the time to journey toward awareness, acceptance, and celebration of self in an increasingly public world.’
John Mead has a 12-year residency in Singapore creating contemporary dance choreography and 40 years of international experience. ‘ John has created a repertoire of unique works showcasing the gamut of human sensibility.’
To get familiar with the choreographer’ s past work please click here.