Sky Blue Mythic approaches dance as a non-human entity, as a method towards opening ways to know dance, the body, and time, differently. In a quest to move away from anthropocentrism, Sky Blue Mythic allows dance to alienate itself from human expression, in turn requiring the body to become an interface rather than a vehicle. By imagining a history of dance that is not human centred, Sky Blue Mythic encounters possible worlds beyond our own reflection. What do we learn when we confront that we do not exist in a vacuum, but are staring into a void.

Image: Angela Goh, Sky Blue Mythic, Keir Choreographic Award 2020, Carriageworks, Photo by Zan Wimberley.

This project is part of the Carriageworks In Development Program.

Sky Blue Mythic is a Sydney Opera House New Work Now commission, supported by its family of Donors. This project has been supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body; the NSW Government through Create NSW; and through residencies at the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies, the University of Sydney; and Carriageworks’ In Development program. Originally commissioned as a short work by Carriageworks, Dancehouse and the Keir Foundation for the 2020 Keir Choreographic Award.