THE MOUTH SPEAKS


Denis Beaubois


THE MOUTH SPEAKS: DENIS BEAUBOIS in response to BRANCH NEBULA’s STOP-GO

STOP-GO
Stop-Go opens Branch Nebula’s choreographic toolkit for public inspection and use. Any performance is, in essence, just one thing after another and the order in which these things happen is infinitely malleable. Artists have some expertise in choosing the things and assembling the sequence, and audiences have a right to expect this expertise to be on display when attending the theatre. Stop-Go respects this implicit contract and provides the audience with everything they need to create a satisfying night, including: tension and resolution; high stakes; complex movement, and engaging personas. And while the human will be foregrounded throughout the performance, there will also be technologies never before seen on stage.

Branch Nebula (Lee Wilson and Mirabelle Wouters) are one of Australia’s most adventurous companies pushing at the boundaries of performance. Working at the nexus between theatre, dance, sport and street-styles, Branch Nebula takes audiences into the extreme creativity of urban landscapes, and immerses them in real time experiences. Branch Nebula works with non-conventional performers to collaboratively devise work that defies categorization. They interrogate the audience experience and explore contemporary culture as a means of creating access and speaking to a broad audience. They work with street-style artists to create new visions for engaging with BMX, skating, parkour, tricking, and contemporary dance. Recently Branch Nebula toured Snake Sessions around six skateparks in regional Australia, curated Swarm for Campbeltown Art Centre’s live art program, and developed Foodfight with artist Diego Bonetto for the MCA’s C3West. They toured a collaboration with Wade Marynowsky, the Robot Opera, to Taiwan. Other productions include ArtworkWhelping Box, and Concrete And Bone Sessions.


Denis Beaubois was born in Mauritius and lives in Sydney. His works have been exhibited internationally including the TATE Modern, San Francisco MOMA and the...

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