Unlike many ambiguous titles, Wintering is very much about everything chilly. Twelve months ago, Western Australian choreographer Aimee Smith voyaged to the Arctic Circle. It’s all from that experience that Wintering was conceived.
Inspired by the fragility and strength of an iced landscape, the performance uses imagery and sounds collected by the artist from the Arctic environment together with the moving, dancing body to explore the complex relationship between humans and the natural world.
Both visually and emotionally beautiful, the performance also allows the audience to ponder. What is it to live in a changing and disintegrating world? And how do we sit with the tension between beauty and destruction, hope and fear?
Discover the answers to these questions and more as Aimee Smith brings Wintering to Arts House as part of the Next Wave Festival from May 19 – 27.