“The highlight of Festival 2018 at Southbank, ALCHEMY is a stunning sensory contemporary performance showcasing Zen Zen Zo’s unique brand of movement and original live music”
(Xanthe Coward – XS Entertainment)
ALCHEMY is part of an ongoing collaboration between Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre and
renowned Australian composer-musicians Richard Grantham and Joshua Curtis.
ALCHEMY explores the ancient process of transforming base metal into gold, which is a
potent metaphor for the Commonwealth Games! As such, ALCHEMY celebrates the power of transformation and the journey towards realizing our full potential as human beings. The dancers move like shamans or spirit walkers along the path, weaving their way through the inspirational soundtrack, until they finally “spin out of nothingness scattering stars like dust” in the dramatic climax. This is a moving performance work that is a meditative homage to the long passage towards greatness.
Director: Lynne Bradley
Choreographers: Lynne Bradley & Jamie Kendall
Composers: Joshua Curtis, Iain Grandage & Richard Grantham
Costume Designers: Bill Haycock, Kaylee Gannaway & Suzie Russell
Musician: Richard Grantham
Performers: Jamie Kendall, Gina Tay Limpus, Travis Wesley
Producer: Simon Woods