Brittany Kohler in collaboration with Dance Plant Collective and Ben O'Connor
Magnificent Remains is a short collaborative dance film by Dance Plant Collective, Ben O'Connor and friends. It is inspired by the tasks and philosophies of Surrealist pioneers and artists, and our creative discoveries via Zoom during lockdown. Dance Plant will waltz with surrealism, taking it through the body and onto the screen.
Tip-toeing sheets of lycra, five metre long arms, and bodies that never end.
There is a mystery to be solved, involving disconnected conversations and red wine.
A single stool holds a toaster wearing a long-sleeved sweater.
Close your eyes. Dream.
Dancing to backward sounds for a month apart, unexpected.
Huge thank you's to Basement Theatre for providing your beautiful venue and to Paul Bennett for assisting and being present always.
Choreographic direction: Brittany Kohler
Videographer and editor: Ben O’Connor
Dance Plant Collective Producer: Zoë Nicholson
Choreographic collaborators and performers: Adam Naughton, Amber Liberté, Bella Wilson, Fa’asu Afoa-Purcell, Jaz Yahel, Miriam Eskildsen, Natasha Kohler and Neža Jamnikar