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Sue Healey: Inevitable Scenarios

Year: 2006, 60 mins
Code: SH-Inevitable

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The IN TIME series is dance about time and timing. How we sense time; how we move through it, how it inevitably slips past us. 6 works have been created in this series; comprising film, video, live performance, gallery installation and international collaboration in Japan.

This is dance about time and timing - in a world that seems to accelerate by the second - Inevitable Scenarios explores the puzzles, paradoxes and our inevitable surrender to this slippery subject. At the drop of a hat, in the nick of time, 5 performers unravel a world of temporal intrigue. Premiered at The Studio Sydney Opera House April 2006. A work for 6 performers. Music by Ben Walsh. Lighting design by Joseph Mercurio.


Sue Healey is a choreographer, educator and dance-film maker based in Sydney, Australia. Her creative manifesto speaks to the production of a highly-detailed movement language. Experimenting with form and perception, Healey creates dance for diverse spaces; theatres, specific sites and the camera. Her live works and films embody technical excellence and high production values, and employ the finest of dancers.
Associate artists Shona Erskine, Lisa Griffiths and Nalina Wait have been integral to Healey's work since 2002.

Works have been described as masterful in their handling of organic human stories, space and time through dance. Her films transcend the performance space, allowing a new focus and magic to enter; time lingers, even reverses, details are enlarged for intricate scrutiny, elements are introduced in an alchemic fashion, all using the genius of cinematography and an acute awareness of movement.
Sue Healey has established a reputation as a key figure in the development of choreography and has worked to build strong ties into the artistic and academic communities in Australia and the Asia Pacific. As her artistic statement reads:

"I create dance that acknowledges the potency of the human body to take us into the realm of the extraordinary. I believe dance to be vital human research and as a means to communicate across cultural boundaries. I am committed to creating a theatrical language that illuminates and transforms, revealing subtle layers of movement and perception.” – Sue Healey

“Every detail is sculpted and honed - Healey focuses the viewer’s attention on everything her dancers do…”- The Sydney Morning Herald

“Immensely playful and surreal, Inevitable Scenarios offers moments of great intensity and sensitivity…a beautifully polished work.” - Dance Australia

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