On Saturday February 16th, a 130,000 tonne asteroid glided by the surface of the earth. NASA is calling it a near miss for the planet. While some of us took a sigh of relief with our morning eggs, most of us didn't even know about the close call, however for the thirty 12-22 year old dancers involved in Project Y, this close shave was timely inspiration.
Project #1 Apocalypse is a journey of self exploration by a group of today's youth aged 11 to 22 years. Set eight days after a devastating asteroid impact with earth, the show follows thirty-one young dancers as they come to terms with being the sole survivors after the impact. After waking up in a bunker with no recollection of how or why they are there the production sensitively explores the themes of loss, confusion, second chances and hope. Featuring a uplifting score and unique combination of contemporary dance and drama, this production by award winning choreographer Paul Malek is set to move, intrigue and inspire.
Talented and passionate young dancer, Noah Missell is one of the 31 young artists selected to take part in this project. A student at Jason Coleman's Ministry of Dance and Albert Park College, Missell started with Project Y in 2012 and hasn’t looked back since. "What I love about Project Y is it's different, and that everyone is encouraged to do contemporary and express themselves in their own way. I am so grateful to be a part of such an inspiring and exciting company"
His dedication to dance is paying off as director Malek reflects “Noah has grown so much as a dancer since starting with Project Y. He is going from strength to strength as a dancer, artist and collaborator with the company. At only 13, he is already beyond his years in his ability to understand and communicate various emotions and intention through movement”.
Project Y is a youth dance initiative founded by award winning choreographer Malek and his company Collaboration The Project. At 4 years young Melbourne’s freshest youth dance company is giving opportunities in a professional context to young dancers through choreographic workshops, theatrical performance and dance on film. One of the projects key goals is to extend the youth of todays creative and artistic output.
Offering more than just dance, Project Y gives students professional opportunities to work with leading choreographers and drama coaches to create original work. Project Y also offers scholarship programs and internships in publicity, production and social media to help give the students the tools they need to become theatre creators.
Project Y : Project #1 – Apocalypse
March 8 – 10 , 2013
Revolt Artspace , 12 Elizabeth Street Kensington VIC 3031
$32 Full / $28 Conc / 10+ Group booking $25
Revolt Artspace (03) 9376 2115