7 DEADLY SINS – creative development
A 26 min documentary, directed and filmed by Philippe Charluet, looking at the intense and challenging workshop period of this new performance Art piece’s creative development, centering around the theme of the 7 Deadly Sins.
This is the second collaborative work between Tasmanian based Mature Artists Dance Experience (MADE) and acclaimed director/choreographer Graeme Murphy and his creative partner Janet Vernon. Established in 2005, MADE creates and produces inspiring dance-theatre performed by people aged 50 years and over. MADE partners professional artists with non-professional dancers to create highly aesthetic contemporary dance theatre performances in primarily non-traditional presentation environments and connects to audiences of all ages, communicating the lived experience, reflecting on life and expressing story through dance-theatre. The work of MADE is particularly timely and relevant in the context of a globally ageing population as it shifts the lens from a youth-centric culture to one that recognises and values the significant contribution mature adults make to our cultural identity.
“What I am trying to do is extract something – the essence of sinning, redemption, salvation – the human aspect of it. You only get that with people who have lived. I keep thinking that these women experience is better than technique. It is better than refined artistry. It is a lifetime of experience that actually… when they move, even when moving can be difficult, it reminds you where the have been, how they have been, what they have been through, what they have experienced. I say there is no sinner like and old sinner…”
Graeme Murphy AO
Featured video: Opening sequence (5 min)
Video Tab above: the full documentary