PICNIC. Part nightmare, part time capsule, part gift. A surreal physical poem.
Combining KAGE’s signature style of dance and humour, Marieke Hardy’s witty script and original electronic music by Alisdair Macindoe, PICNIC is a new solo dance theatre work by KAGE Creative Director Gerard Van Dyck.
PICNIC uses the great Australian tradition of ‘picnicking’ as an analogy for happiness and addresses themes of isolation, innocence and creativity.
Gerard is both dancer and storyteller in this intelligent, cross-disciplinary and highly accessible work. PICNIC combines whimsical anecdotes with nuanced and athletic choreography to present an absurd meditation on the importance of creativity.
“Like a Michael Leunig cartoon, mysterious and pregnant with invisible meaning.” The Australian
“Van Dyck is a beautiful expressive lyrical dancer. His work is joyful, nimble, agile, and has a sense of weightlessness.” Stage Whispers
Premiere season at fortyfivedownstairs, 18 – 30 August 2015