Dancer/choreographer Gareth Belling and Collusion Director Benjamin Greaves perform together in a spectacular collaboration, intertwining Ballet, Physical Theatre and Virtuosic Electric Violin and Viola performance. A performance that highlights the essence of Collusion Music’s work to fuse live music and other artforms. Music from the Baroque to the 21st Century create catalyst for a spellbinding performance like no other. Music and movement steamroll towards an ode to the guitar master Jimi Hendrix.
Our most economical concert for purchase involves a solo dancer (Gareth Belling - ex Qld Ballet Dancer and Choreographer) and solo violinist (Benjamin Greaves - Director of Collusion Music), featuring a memorable performance of the spectacular baroque Pasacaglia for solo violin and dancer by Heinrich Biber. Audiences will enjoy the virtuosic spectacle of electric violinist Benjamin Greaves performing a tribute to Jimi Hendrix (music by Paul Stanhope) and be intrigued by a dance work for violin, physical theatre and 15 music stands. The show will be rounded out with the sparkling music of J.S. Bach and Tartini.
- Venue Format
- Theatre, Hall, Black Box Venue
- Technical Rating
- Touring Party
SOLOs twogether is designed to be flexible in presentation modes. All lighting and staging can be done within the venue’s standard setup. A sprung wooden floor is required for this production. Dance floor (Tarkett) is not required. This production can be installed, performed and bumped out within a standard technician’s call time (4 hours)
Collusion is an Australian fine art music and dance ensemble. Collusion’s cultural practice is underpinned by a respect for traditional art forms whilst contributing new perspectives through which to experience and enjoy fine art. Whilst this intersection of new and old sensibilities informs Collusion’s original compositions and choreography, the energy of the ensemble itself imparts heart, beauty, warmth and colour.
Collusion’s values balance excellence and inclusivity across its creative, commercial, educational and community-based projects. Collusion creates a magical world of imagination, engagement and immersion whether performing at cultural arts venues, for private events or in other community arts settings. Their diverse body of works offers programming suitable to audiences of all ages and cultural persuasions.
- Company Website
- Collusion Music has TV broadcast footage available. Recent shows at USQ Toowoomba have benefited from exposure on WIN TV.
- Discography of three commercially available recordings available. Fourth disc to be released in 2015.
- I read the old dream slowly continues on high rotation on ABC Classic FM. Notification of upcoming shows/tours increases broadcast frequency, along with radio presenters feature of events.
- Presenter’s pack and Media Kit available upon request.
- School’s workshop pack available.
- High quality media (video and photography) available to presenters.
- Authentic and original fusion of music, dance and physical theatre captures a broad cross-section of audience members.
Collusion Music offers an In-Schools music workshop package focussing on the music from SOLOs twogether. This package closely relates to Queensland Curriculum objectives for Primary and Secondary schools in music and dance, and can be presented in the performance venue, or on-site at participating schools. Building on their ongoing relationship with Alara Disability Services in Ipswich, Collusion Music offers the opportunity to perform at community events in conjunction with this tour.
Community/school age workshops available in: Stringed instrument workshops with Benjamin Greaves. From basic techniques to advance performance practices, this age appropriate workshop encourages the joy of stringed instruments and chamber music to participants, and supports teacher's efforts to encourage correct technical development.
Foundation to advanced classical ballet. An age appropriate workshop for the continued development of freedom of movement and sound technique with Gareth Belling.
Dance composition workshops with Gareth Belling. This workshop focusses on the fundamentals of dance composition, development of movement material and choreographic devices in relation to the Queensland Secondary Schools Dance Curriculum.