Split Signs is a double bill performance at the Theatre Arts Admin Collective featuring exciting new work by Julia de Rosenwerth and Adriana Jamisse. These young dance artists are working towards a language of movement and improvisation that is exploratory and different.
Both de Rosenwerth and Jamisse have worked with award winning choreographer Nicola Elliot. Elliot was one of the Theatre Arts Admin Collective’s Emerging Theatre Directors Bursary recipients in 2012.
Split Signs is a unique collaboration between artists of dance, photography and design. Friends and colleagues shared skills and expertise as they worked towards creating a production that is multidisciplinary and multidimensional.
The first work Split is a solo piece choreographed and performed by de Rosenwerth and directed by Jamisse. “This work emerged from an exploration of significant childhood memories,” says de Rosenwerth. “I recognised a particular uneasiness I felt toward them and in response, through movement and costume, I began to purposefully invert, destabilise and deform my own female body. I became interested in the different political, gender-based and sexual readings that can arise from seeing a female body constantly upside down.
“As a woman, I often experience a rift between knowing my own subjective complexity and continuously being objectified (both by myself and others). This is a result of the male-dominant, hyper-sexualised and hyper-image conscious society that I find myself in. A kind of doubleness or SPLIT in the experience of myself and how I relate to my body is created. I explore this in the work which began on a residency with The Forgotten Angle Theatre Collaborative in 2016.“
Fit of Peak is a duet which follows Split. This is choreographed and performed by de Rosenwerth and Jamisse.