'...One’s Wicked Ways is funny and serious and highly engaging, Limosani’s deft timing and acute sense of theatre making it clear why she was awarded the 2015 Ausdance Peggy van Praagh Choreographic Fellowship.'
MAGGIE TONKIN - DANCE AUSTRALIA
'...This was one of several delightful comic sequences which had the audience laughing at the antics of the dancers – an uncommon occurrence with most contemporary dance.'
JOHN DALY - PEOPLES NBR WEEKEND REVIEW
WHISPERS FROM PANDORA'S BOX
ONE'S WICKED WAYS
We fall in,
But to what?
The net of servitude is becoming ever denser, more closely meshed, and inescapable.
FALL IN was a commission for the Australian Ballet's 2019 Bodytorque Atelier season, presented at Melbourne's Southbank Theatre. Summa” by Arvo Pärt was played live by a string quartet from Orchestra Victoria.
Photo: Lynnette Wills
UNDER MY SKIN
'Movement was organic and pure, like an honest conversation with a close friend' - THE AUSTRALIAN TIMES ⭑⭑⭑⭑⭒
Under My Skin was a commission created for The Delta Project, in collaboration with Melbourne Choreographer Jo Dunbar. Dance, multimedia and sound were the primary creative tools, bringing together two worlds – hearing and deaf – both as creators and audiences.
Whispers from Pandora’s Box was a commission for the New Zealand Dance Company's 'The Absurdity of Humanity' season. Premiering at the Q Theatre, Auckland in August 2016, the work was a theatrical exposition on the dichotomy of good and evil within human nature. With a score created from mashed-up film soundtracks and absurdist scores, this black comedy contains Elizabethan-period inspired costumes, David Lynch style elements, and shockingly timed fight sequences. This work promises to present both the macabre and humorous. Kill Bill meets Elizabeth I in this romp of surreal and action-packed pandemonium.
One's Wicked Ways was a commission by Australian Dance Theatre, for their Ignition season of 'History'. Premiering at AC Arts Main theatre, Adelaide, July 2016, the work utilises humor and an almost obscene and absurd bravado - danced and embodied - to represent and scrutinise 'high societies' and their indulgent nature; a reflection on our propensity toward perverse pleasures and gluttony. It is wickedly entertaining, humorous, discomfiting and ultimately provocative.
Set in a historic period, the work questions the human condition and its inherent behaviours. The consequences of history form the foundation of our daily life, yet are we actually learning from the innumerable signposts from our past?
My Skin is a piece that touches on some of the ways in which we choose to interact with the world around us. In a quest to understand the things that define us as we search for a place where we feel we belong, examining our ‘layers’ has been an underlying impetus for this work. Humans are complex creatures and, underneath everything, essentially vulnerable. We often protect ourselves by masking or hiding from a world that is constantly asking us to validate ourselves. Our need to label, protect, disguise or reveal ourselves has been an intrinsic question in the work.
Under My Skin premiered at the Next Wave Festival, Arts House, Melbourne in 2016.