The life of revered painter Vincent Van Gogh will be told through dance, dialog and movement at the Civic Theatre on March 18. I’m sure you’ve heard of him before, but if you haven’t, he is quite possibly one of the most influential artists of our time. What you may not have known, is that he had a brother – Theo, who was his biggest and most influential support.
Presented by LissaJane Dance & Gosling Productions the show features dialog taken directly from the more than 900 letters Van Gogh wrote to his brother, and focuses on the constant battle the artist had with his inner psyche.
This show has some real pedigree too. Choreographer Melissa Lanham has spent over a decade in creating the production. She was personally mentored by Walli Meir who was Principle Lecturer for Laban Centre London and she produced an award winning multi genre installation on Kings Beach Sunshine Coast that fused water, electricity, metal and sand and has choreographed for many years across South East Queensland in Tertiary and Secondary Schools.
Described as an “interpretation of the internal workings” of Van Gogh’s mind, the dance production gives you a glimpse of what it was like for him to deal with the female voices head and his guilt ridden reactions to his brother.
It’s basically love story between a man who poured his emotions into his masterpieces and his beloved brother who tried to keep him from harm. It’s an extraordinarily moving contemporary dance piece that will move you and make you question what you think you know about this famous artist.
WHERE: Civic Theatre Newcastle
WHEN: March 18