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Sky Blue Mythic

by Angela Goh

Sky Blue Mythic is a haunting, mesmerising solo dance work by one of Australia’s most daring choreographers and captivating performers, Angela Goh. This strikingly precise performance is charged with time warping and viscerally impactful musical compositions performed live by Corin Ileto.

Originally created as a short piece that won the 2020 Keir Choreographic Award, Sky Blue Mythic is now realised into a new, full length work. Tilting the axis of perspective even further, this new realisation of Sky Blue Mythic dives even deeper into the otherworldly terrain of dance as a presence unhinged from the body—where embodiment becomes a mode of interfacing with the unknown. Troubling the boundaries of what we know as dance and what we know as human, this bold new work calls for new ways to sense both.

Sky Blue Mythic cuts open space to glimpse the unknown of the interstices, glitching between the uncannily familiar and the totally alien, and embracing that they might be one in the same.

In the Studio | Contemporary Dance

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“Goh’s performance (is) totally compelling”

Limelight Magazine

Beyond Dance, More Than Human

Reality has always been augmented—by the limits of our human perception. Sky Blue Mythic stands at a threshold of cascading horizons. An avatar is adrift in an unknowable but familiar setting, where worlds loom, times loop, gestures distill and meanings distort. An interface of flesh searching for new ways of being, Sky Blue Mythic sees the body alienated, and the alien embodied. An ethereal thriller that highlights the presence and absence between worlds, Sky Blue Mythic is a recalibration of the ways we know dance, the body, and time.

Artists:
Choreographer/Dancer – Angela Goh
Composer/Sound Design – Corin Ileto 

Sky Blue Mythic, Angela Goh Image: Zan Wimberley

   

Angela Goh, Image: Zan Wimberley

More about Angela Goh... 

Angela Goh is a dancer and choreographer. She lives and works in Sydney, and her work has toured across Australia and internationally to Europe, the UK, the USA and Asia. Her work poses possibilities for disruption and transformation inside the aesthetics and conditions of technocapitalism, planetarity, and the post-anthropocene. She has won awards: FBi Sydney Music Arts and Culture Best Artist Award 2017, the Keir Choreographic Award 2020; received fellowships and scholarships: Create NSW Emerging Fellowship 2019/20, the inaugural Sydney Dance Company x Create NSW Fellowship 2020/21, Impulstanz DanceWEB scholarship 2012; and has been artist in residence at: Cite Internationale des Arts (FR), Tanzhaus Zurich (CH), Critical Path (AU), Dance4 (UK), TPAC (TW), and Rimbun Dahan (MY) among others.

More information on Goh's work can be found here

   

This work was commissioned by Sydney Opera House's New Work Now initiative. 

Sky Blue Mythic is a Sydney Opera House New Work Now commission, supported by its family of Donors. This project has been supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body; the NSW Government through Create NSW; and through residencies at the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies, the University of Sydney; and Carriageworks' In Development program. Originally commissioned as a short work by Carriageworks, Dancehouse and the Keir Foundation for the 2020 Keir Choreographic Award

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