BODY AND ENVIRONMENT was first presented as a live work in Bega in June 2018 and received an Australian Dance Award for Outstanding Achievement in Youth Dance.
The project was intended to tour in 2020 but was put on hold due to the pandemic. In response to being unable to tour FLING created a stunning film of the project that premiered to rave reviews at Riverside Theatre Parramatta presented by FORM Dance Projects in November 2022.
In December 2022, our BODY AND ENVIRONMENT film screened at the Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre to a full house of local audience.
This special evening of dance on film celebrated FLING's 21st year, and also premiered new dance film work by FLING Alumni Jazmyn Carter, titled WHOSE THOUGHTS ARE THEY.
The FLING Company in Body and Environment. Image: Rob McCredie
A physical journey through psychological spaces
Set within a unique transforming set installation, Body and Environment features the FLING Company, made up of 13 young performers from the Bega Valley. A suspended web of 64 interconnected shirts is manipulated by the performers to create a series of spaces; from architectural structures to natural environments, public and private spaces, to the subconscious internal landscapes of the mind.
Body and Environment is a meditation on how the spaces we move through consciously and unconsciously affect our everyday lives and shape our imaginative worlds.
Perdita Brydon, Ebony Constable, Isha Constable, Taj Constable, Isla Cook. Harry Haggar, MayaRae Navarrete, Ebony Ryan-Miners, Alfie Tait, Amalia-Grace Thompson, Rose Turner, Rory Warne and Anise Yi
Choreography + Direction - Rob McCredie
Director of Photography - Andrew Robinson
Choreographic Collaborator - Holly Durant
Rehearsal Direction + Collaborator - Gabrielle Rose
Set Design - Tim Newth + Rob McCredie
Lighting Design - Gerry Corcoran
Sound Design - David Hewitt
Production Coordinator - Anne Corcoran
Remount Creative Team - Beth Lane and Patrick Meessmann
Hair and Makeup - Clair Wilkinson
Camera Operator + Key Grip - Brent Occleshaw
Production Assistant + Lighting Operator - Sam Seidel
Continuity - Kush Bourke
Audio Post Production - Sam Martin + David Hewitt
Film Editors - Rob McCredie + Andrew Robinson
Production Assistants - Lara Scrivens and Bodhi Moffatt-Turner
BODY AND ENVIRONMENT was developed as a continuation of a long-term collaboration between Co Artistic Director Rob McCredie and Melbourne based Independent Dancer and Choreographer Holly Durant. Their collaborative work has explored the relationship of dance and design, including a range of immersive installations and costumes, playing with amplifying movement while framing, revealing and concealing the body, and has seen them working together in the UK, France, Melbourne and Sydney.
THE 2018 LIVE WORK
Body and Environment was first presented as a live performance in Bega in 2018, and we were incredibly proud that it received an Australian Dance Award in 2018 for Outstanding Achievement in Youth Dance.
Esme Barker, Genevieve Comer-Kleine, Taj Constable, Rosa Hodder, Ruby Hodder, Freya Macrae, Becky Robbers, Lara Scrivens, Bodhi Turner, Rory Warne and Luca Yi
Original Creative Team
Rob McCredie, Holly Durant, Tim Newth, Gabrielle Rose, David Hewitt, Gerry Corcoran, Gabriela Green Olea and Anne Corcoran
The 2018 Live work was supported by Create NSW, Regional Arts Fund, and Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre.
Body and Environment (2018), Images: Andrew Norman