Pay No Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain

Dance

Pay No Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain is an experimental reworking of the classic modern fable The Wizard of Oz as a solo dance work, reconstructed through the lens of the American ‘Hearts and Minds’ campaign, a US military strategy developed during the Vietnam War and recently redeployed in the war on Iraq.

Pay No Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain considers the common themes across these two very different cultural phenomena: the search for security, courage, mindfulness and love; responses to unforeseen changes; and the actions and consequences of decisions made out of fear, inspiration, severance and isolation.

Through a complex system of live video feeds, virtual and actual sets, cutting edge choreography and an evocative soundscape, Pay No Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain is a moving and provocative meditation on the cultural conditions which we live and endorse, probing who is responsible for producing and perpetuating them.

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This project is part of Things that Dance, a special collection of five 2008 NWF dance shows that have with a special package ticket price of $45 (normal price $83). For all the details click here.

Artist/s:

Alisdair Macindoe, Cobie Orger, Simon Charles, Rod Cooper, Kynan Hughes, Adam Synnot, Hamish Macindoe, Elizabeth Gladwin

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