“I thought if I opened my arms wide enough, someone would fall into them.
I thought that maybe they’d want to stay.
I thought maybe it’d be you…”
Love/Less is a brand new dance work from Kynan Hughes, collaborating with an exceptional team of charismatic dancers, including Rachel Arianne Ogle, Alexander Perrozzi and Marlo Benjamin. One story told through three different viewpoints, Love/Less examines how we can be so close and yet so far apart at any given moment. “The work was triggered by the sudden and violent passing of my father,” says Kynan, “and attempts to make personal tragedy resonate on a universal level: everybody loves, everybody loses at some point.”
The work has seen two creative developments over a five year period and will finally come to the stage 19-22 September at the Studio Underground, State Theatre Centre of WA, where audiences will witness an intimate, exquisite and beautifully constructed performance.
An emerging Australian choreographic voice, Kynan Hughes aims to create distinctive dance work that resonates emotionally with audiences, asking them to examine and question the work in relation to their own lives. This project is a culmination of many years of choreographic development both in the process of making this particular work, but also in developing a specific and personal dance language, and will be an important milestone in his professional career.
Now in it’s final stages, this project is extremely fortunate to have received funds from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) Culture and the Arts (WA) and the Australia Council for the Arts to cover the majority of the costs, however the reality of staging any production is extremely costly in both time and money. We are asking for some additional help to cover costs related to costumes and publicity/marketing, elements that are currently self-funded.
All donations will go towards paying for costume materials and printing/distribution costs for posters and flyers.
For any independent project having enough funding to cover every element of a performance season is the major challenge. Finding audiences for contemporary dance is not easy – so this campaign will help us reach more potential audience members. Part of building a sustainable career as an artist is to present work: to do so always requires a considerable amount of personal time and money, and any help from you is of immeasurable benefit and will give everyone involved on the project a little room to breathe.
Regardless of the outcome of this campaign the show will still go ahead. If we are successful the financial cost will be a little lighter thanks to you!
Love/Less, after a long journey, will finally culminate in a professional season within a contemporary dance festival (MoveMe 2018) at the State Theatre Centre of WA.
• Find out more at www.moveme.org.au