Photograph: Pia Johnson
Photograph: Pia Johnson
Photograph: Pia Johnson
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Choreography: Aimee Smith
Dancers: Rhiannon Newton, Jenni Large
Duration of Work: 60 minutes
Sound Composition: Ben Taaffe, Craig McElhinney & Kane Ikin
Lighting Design: Trent Suidgeest
Visual Images: Kynan Tan

A work inspired by the fragility and strength of an iced landscape. Through this immersive and meditative contemporary dance work Smith asks the questions; What is it to live in a changing and disintegrating world? How do we sit with the tension between beauty and destruction, hope and fear? Wintering opens a conversation about climate change not by facing the familiar politics of the issue but instead bravely attempting to reveal the subtle emotional and disquieting nature within.

Wintering premiered at the 2012 Next Wave Festival, Melbourne and in 2013 was presented at the State Theatre Centre of WA, Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, Albany & Ravensthorpe.

“Aimee Smith’s remarkable new work…is tremendously impressive, enigmatic, and wonderfully subtle” – Cool Perth Nights

“A thoughtful and affecting work.” — Dance Australia

“Mesmerising...controlled and beautiful.” — Dance Australia

“Aimee’s choreography manages to rise to the challenge of compelling contemporary dance driven by relevant questions. This is one of a series of works by young artists exploring our responses to climate change; it’s vital that we listen to the generation that will most keenly feel the impact of our choices.” — Emily Sexton, Artistic Director of Next Wave.

Available to tour

Download a tour pack for Wintering here (PDF).