VIA ALICE: A CROSS-CULTURAL CINEMATIC VR EXPERIENCE
WORLD PREMIERE AUG 31-SEP three @ RED BULL MUSIC ACADEMY (RBMA) WEEKENDER, SYDNEY
VIA Alice follows function American artist, producer and dancer Khalif Diouf (Le1f) alongside Indigenous Australian dancer, choreographer Waangenga Blanco, as they take us on a surreal, immersive, and insightful journey into the huge Australian outback, Alice Springs, and onward into the higher northern reaches of the Cape York Peninsula.
Born in Manhattan, New York, Khalif studied ballet and fashionable dance, attended the Harmony Academy, and earned his diploma in Choreography from Wesleyan College earlier than returning to town to start his rap profession.
Arriving on Australian soil sees Khalif crew with the charismatic Waangenga Blanco, a descendant of the Mer Island folks and of the pajinka Wik, Cape York. Waangenga studied on the NAISDA Dance Faculty, and is a lead male dancer of the extensively acclaimed Bangarra Dance Theatre, an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisation, and on of Australia’s main performing arts corporations.
Armed with their extremely numerous backgrounds in dance and efficiency, information handed down from neighborhood elders, and their very own distinctive strategies of storytelling, Khalif & Waangenga will take us, the viewer, on a desert journey to ship an alternate perception into land and tradition, while in the end, by inventive collaboration, discovering the assembly factors between storytelling & dance.
VIA is a collaboration between Pete Eager (multidisciplinary artist, inventive director, founding father of Melbourneʼs Sugar Mountain pageant), Daniel Stricker (head of Siberia Information, producer, and founding member of Midnight Juggernauts) and is produced in collaboration with virtual reality (VR) manufacturing firm Digital Visitor and Brandon D’Silva (Founder & Government Producer).
Supported by Samsung, VIA Alice Premiere’s at Carriageworks, Sydney as a part of the Pink Bull Music Academy Weekender from August 31 til September three – with a number of sessions occurring each day as a free Digital Reality Expertise, and a ticketed possibility that features an unique stay efficiency.
For more information and tickets to the Premiere visit http://syd.redbullmusicacademy.com/event/via-alice/.