Kingston Arts Centre, Kingston – 2015
Conduit Arts Centre, Fitzroy, 2016
A fusion of live visual art and dance, Hypnagogia is the experience of drifting consciousness and the transitional state from wakefulness to sleep.
Hypnagogia refers to the sensory experience of transitioning between phases of sleep and wakefulness. This contemporary dance work unfolds through visual art and dance to create a surreal world of drifting forms, shadows and patterns that occur in that intermediate state of consciousness.
Director & Choreographer Amanda Lever
Dancers Amanda Lever, Anna Seymour, Chelsea Byrne, Robert Brassington
Visual Artist Soma Garner
Music Gillian Lever
Lighting & Tech Darren Lever
Costumes Rhonda Lever
Producers Chelsea Byrne and Rebecca Lever
Photography Credit Gemma Dawn
As the hypnagogic state is one I am (frustratingly) familiar with, I decided to approach the formation of this work by exploring this phenomenon physically through others body’s, music, and art.Amanda Lever