CityDance resident artist, Sarah J. Ewing, is premiering her dance work, Australia Home Land, at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Millennium Stage on September 5 & 6 at 6:00PM. The performance is free to the public!
Australia Home Land, Ewing’s first full-length piece, was selected as one of two works commissioned in this year’s Kennedy Center Local Dance Commissioning Project. Five dancers struggle to co-exist on a dual-level set featuring a cross-section of Australia’s red earth. This unusual set uses the Millenium stage in a fresh and unexpected way. The tension created by the space is integral to the dancers interactions adding dimension to an already strong story.
Australia Home Land is Ewing’s contribution to a dialogue about the very human struggle to coexist and to recontextualize our identities as part of a larger culture. Through Home Land, Sarah really asks us all the question, “What defines home?”
Australia Home Land is commissioned by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as part of the 2013 Local Dance Commissioning Project.