Take a peek at the rehearsals for Nick Cave’s HEARD•BNE 2016 performance

 

Here’s a sneak peek at the rehearsals for Nick Cave’s HEARD•BNE 2016 performance which will be performed over the opening weekend of ‘Sugar Spin: you, me, art and everything’ on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 December 2016 and again in mid-January 2017 to celebrate GOMA turning 10HEARD consists of 30 ‘soundsuits’, made to be worn or displayed as sculpture.

Rehearsals for Nick Cave’s HEARD•BNE 2016 performance to mark the tenth anniversary of GOMA, December 2016 - January 2017 at the Gallery of Modern Art

Rehearsals for Nick Cave’s HEARD•BNE 2016 performance to mark the tenth anniversary of GOMA, December 2016 - January 2017 at the Gallery of Modern Art
Rehearsals for Nick Cave’s HEARD•BNE 2016 performance to mark the tenth anniversary of GOMA, December 2016 – January 2017 at the Gallery of Modern Art/ Photograph: Chloe Callistemon © QAGOMA

Rehearsals for Nick Cave’s HEARD•BNE 2016 performance to mark the tenth anniversary of GOMA, December 2016 - January 2017 at the Gallery of Modern Art

Rehearsals for Nick Cave’s HEARD•BNE 2016 performance to mark the tenth anniversary of GOMA, December 2016 - January 2017 at the Gallery of Modern Art

Rehearsals for Nick Cave’s HEARD•BNE 2016 performance to mark the tenth anniversary of GOMA, December 2016 - January 2017 at the Gallery of Modern Art

Rehearsals for Nick Cave’s HEARD•BNE 2016 performance to mark the tenth anniversary of GOMA, December 2016 - January 2017 at the Gallery of Modern Art

Rehearsals for Nick Cave’s HEARD•BNE 2016 performance to mark the tenth anniversary of GOMA, December 2016 - January 2017 at the Gallery of Modern Art
Rehearsals for Nick Cave’s HEARD•BNE 2016 performance to mark the tenth anniversary of GOMA, December 2016 – January 2017 at the Gallery of Modern Art/ Photograph: Natasha Harth © QAGOMA

DELVE INTO THE REHEARSAL images OF HEARD•BNE 2016

HEARD comes alive as a large-scale community performance, each horse is brought to life by two dancers who develop its behavior and character and involves a group of individuals working together to become something larger – firstly as a pair, and then as the ‘herd’.

HEARD relies on the strengths of the individual and the massed group. Similarly, the choreography shifts from free-form improvisation to a trained body of dancers moving in unison; open-ended creativity and coordinated structure are of equally critical value, as they are within our society as a whole.