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NOW and EVER

29 May 2024


12:30 pm - 12:45 pm

Performance Date: Wednesday 29th May at 12:30pm sharp. Location: Quay Quarter Tower Lobby 50 Bridge Street, Sydney

Free

Following on from their jaw-dropping 2023 performance outside the exterior of Quay Quarter Tower, in Sydney’s Circular Quay, internationally renowned physical theatre company Legs On The Wall, swing back into the multi-level inner-city building to debut an original aerial work, Now and Ever, as a part of Reconciliation
Week 2024. Co-Directed by Frances Rings, of Bangarra Dance Theatre, and performed by Legs On The Wall artists Tamara Bouman, a Birrpai contemporary dance artist and performer, and Joshua Doctor, a Yuwaalaraay, Gamilaraay and Gubbi Gubbi descended from Lightning Ridge, along with the company’s skilled, world-class riggers. The short-form work that spans for 14 minutes, has been created as an expression of the ongoing significance of reconciliation for all Australians.

Legs On The Wall are absolutely elated to have William Barton, one of Australia’s most widely recognised and accomplished Indigenous composers (and didgeridoo musician), performing live for Now and Ever. Barton has appeared at music festivals and concert halls around the world and in Australia, recorded a number of orchestral works, and won an ARIA award for Best Classical Album in 2012 - he will appear live at the event, performing his original score.

The Quay Quarter Tower is home to businesses such as AMP and Deloitte, and the performance - which will take place in the lobby area, on the first floor, and ascend into the building’s skylit storeys above, is set to attract more than 1,000 spectators between the building’s residents and the general public.

Long standing colleagues and friends, Frances Rings and Joshua Thomson, Artistic Director of Legs On The Wall, will co-direct Now and Ever, The work will be integral in bringing Indigenous and non Indigenous artists together to celebrate and heights that can be achieved when we walk together. Explains Thomson “This performance continues the legacy of Legs’s work as quintessential, gravity defying spectacle while not shying from addressing important societal issues to enact positive change”.

Bangarra Dance Theatre’s Artistic Director, Frances Rings QUOTE? Maybe about how it will leave the audience feeling, or what they might get out of it , how it might ignite or challenge them?

Quay Quarter Marketing Manager Layal Mansouri is excited to welcome Legs On The Wall back to the Tower for a second time; with the company having performed their work ‘Lovers’ (a 20 minute choreographed aerial duet exploring the powerfully simple and universally relatable concept of the love: view the video here), a Sydney World Pride 2023 co-commission, in the building’s expansive foyer. Says Mansouri, “Legs On The Wall have a wildly clever way of harnessing aerial choreography to portray different voices and viewpoints, their ground-breaking work aligns with our commitment to foster a diverse and inclusive community here at Quay Quarter. Previously, City of Sydney and Sydney World Pride  commissioned the Lovers work we were privileged to host, and this time, Quay Quarter is  thrilled to commission Legs On the Wall once more ourselves on another performance - that we know will send beautiful chills down your spine and leave you with plenty to ponder.”  Rarely does an opportunity arise to witness this calibre of artists coming together to perform for
a free event such as this. An exceptional moment in time to celebrate these artists coming
together, showcasing and supporting the vision of Reconciliation.