Imagine listening with your eyes and using your heart, your hands and your instinct to voice your emotions. Imagine music transformed into physicality on a stage where the wildness and passion of bodies moving and colliding matches the rawness of explosive live drumming.
KAGE seeks out unusual collaborations to create dance theatre which surprises and thrills. Our latest work is no exception and features profoundly Deaf dancer Anna Seymour and renowned contemporary jazz musician Myele Manzanza (NZ). Directed by Kate Denborough, Out of Earshot explores the power of non-verbal language, intense physical prowess and the role that sound plays within communication. Bodies on stage, like instruments, allowing both sound and silence to merge with the dancers, embracing and denying one another. You will never experience music in the same way again.
Note: Out of Earshot has been created with Deaf and hearing audiences in mind.
Out of Earshot premiered in Melbourne in June 2017 as part of the Melbourne International Jazz Festival. It was also performed at the 2017 Adelaide Cabaret Festival.
Conceived and Directed by Kate Denborough
Created in collaboration with the cast.
Cast Anna Seymour, Elle Evangelista, Gerard Van Dyck, Myele Manzanza & Timothy Ohl
Designers Paul Jackson, Stephen Hawker & James Paul
Out of Earshot is a special gift, not to be missed, to be pondered deeply long after.Barefoot Review, 2017
Truth be told, it’s just flat out sexy and riveting; and that’s not a bad thing, even in high concept dance.Dance Informa, 2017
A very unique and seminal ensemble piece that we are bound to be talking about for years to come.Stage Whispers
The performers were all terrific, athletic and subtle… Out of Earshot is a rich collaboration between the hearing and deaf, the visual and tactile and the emotions of being human.Dance Australia
This is a thrilling, compelling and challenging work. Having experienced it once, I immediately felt I’d like to do so again.AusJazz