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 10. HEARD consists of 30 ‘soundsuits’, made to be worn or displayed as sculpture.
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.