Approaching its World Premiere in July 2018, three of Australia’s finest dancers Lina Limosani, Tara Jade Samaya and Kialea Nadine Williams, come together as the Three Fates of Greek Mythology in The Spinners, a compelling and dynamic new work of dance-theatre. Created by acclaimed Scottish physical theatre artist Al Seed and Australian choreographer Lina Limosani, this international collaboration is an exhilarating journey into myth and imagination.
The Three Fates are the physical manifestations of destiny. The first spins the thread that is the lives of all humans, the second measures it and the third cuts it. Together they determine when life begins, ends, and everything in between.
The Spinners brings The Fates down to earth and re-imagines them living in the heart of a sprawling city. From their humble apartment they oversee the births and deaths of all human beings. With life, death and the choices we make or don’t make as its heart, the Morai spin, measure and cut the thread of life, deciding the fates of all human beings.
Through stunning visual imagery, an immersive original score, dance and theatre, this work is a fiercely dynamic piece, delivered with relentless intensity and athleticism.
- Venue Format
- Theatre, Black Box Venue
- Technical Rating
- Touring Party
The Spinners is being designed to be highly tourable and the company are excited to be introduced to new communities through the performances and other platforms including community engagement.
Led by performing artist Lina Limosani, Limosaniprojekts is a project-based contemporary dance company devoted to the development of unique performance concepts, international collaborations and the appreciation and understanding of dance and the performing arts. By creating and building a reputation for dance that is exciting, thought-provoking and accessible, limosaniprojekts aims to continue to build relationships with existing and potential audiences and act as an advocate for the field of dance. With strong beliefs in the collaborative process, all dancers contribute to the creation of movement that is energetic, theatrical and technically demanding, contributing to performance work of the highest calibre.
Limosani has been creating work since 2002 and working with Lee-Anne Donnolley of Far and Away Productions as Producer since 2015.
Limosani received a Triennial Project Grant from Arts SA for The Spinners which has allowed the project to carefully be planned in stages. The Australia Council supported the first creative development in Adelaide as part of Australian Dance Theatre's Enhancement Program. Stage two supported by Creative Scotland and resulted in a showing at Dance Base Edinburgh, and a showing in Adelaide supported by Adelaide Festival Centre's inSpace program. The Spinner has it's world premier July 11-13th 2018 Space Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre.
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Unique Selling Point
The Spinners aligns itself to the genre of contemporary-fantasy with strong parallels to the TV-series ‘Supernatural’. Rooted in multicultural folklore and playing on raw human emotions, ‘Supernatural’ is a theologically weighted show dealing with Heaven/Hell, and draws upon a broad range of archetypal characters. The Spinners draws on such archetypes and uses it to demonstrate how tales never subside dealing as they do with life, death and the choices (or not) we make in between.
The Spinners is a non text-based dance work, with an overarching theatrical and suspenseful narrative that leaves audiences on the edge of their seats.
Print Material Template, Images, Promotional Video
Marketing and promotional packs have been developed in preparation for the World Premiere in July. This includes: Broadcast standard promotional clips, 'Meet the Creative Team - Cast and Crew interviews' clip, media release, company biographies, hi res production and marketing images, reviews, press and quotes.
- MASTERCLASS: Props such as string & dolls, guiding dancers through choreographic devising processes similar to The Spinners.
- WORKSHOP FOR DANCERS: With the purpose of developing physicality, expressiveness, emotional content and characterisation; aimed at integrating these elements into your existing practice.
- CONTEMPORARY DANCE CLASSES
- DESIGN WORKSHOPS (Subscribers, Library goes, local knitting and weaving groups). Audiences creating the artistic design content for the show or displays.
- The company work closely with presenters to design engagement opportunities that respond to their communities. Our development at Dancebase was a residency designed around a comprehensive professional development stream for local professional dancers.
- We also offer a competition to win tickets to see The Spinners side stage.
- Tours on stage and behind the scenes.
- Opportunity to watch 45 minutes of plotting session.
Workshops can range between 5 year olds to 20, and varied between simple creative classes to company repertoire and choreographic exploration. Workshops can be undertaken both regionally and internationally. Lina was a resident choreographer at Fontys Dance Academy in Holland for 6 years, and has extensive experience in communicating in foreign countries.
Lina has worked with the ‘deaf’ community in Melbourne, via ‘The Delta Project’ with Arts Access Victoria.